The 1968 British League Division Two season was the inaugural season of a second tier of motorcycle speedway in Great Britain.

Summary

Belle Vue Aces, members of the first division, fielded a reserve side known as Belle Vue Colts and won the first competition.[1]

Final table

Team PL W D L Pts
Belle Vue Colts 18 14 0 4 28
Nelson Admirals 18 11 0 7 22
Middlesbrough Teessiders 18 10 1 7 21
Plymouth Devils 18 10 0 8 20
Rayleigh Rockets 18 9 1 8 19
Crayford Highwaymen 18 8 1 9 17
Canterbury Crusaders 18 8 1 9 17
Reading Racers 18 6 2 10 14
Weymouth Eagles 18 5 2 11 12
Berwick Bandits 18 5 0 13 10

Top Five Riders

Rider Nat Team C.M.A.
1= England Crayford Highwaymen 10.22
1= England Plymouth Devils 10.22
3 Australia Plymouth Devils 9.91
4 England Nelson Admirals 9.82
5 Wales Belle Vue Colts 9.59

British League Division Two Knockout Cup

The 1968 British League Division Two Knockout Cup was the first edition of the Knockout Cup for tier two teams and coincided with the newly formed league.

Previously the tier two and tier three teams had competed in the National Trophy until 1964, and although they held their own finals during some years it only served as qualification for the main competition. Canterbury Crusaders were the winners of the competition.[2]

First Round

Date Team One Score Team Two
26/08 Reading 52-44 Rayleigh

Quarter Finals

Date Team One Score Team Two
10/08 Canterbury 56-37 Crayford
22/08 Middlesbrough 53-41 Nelson
26/08 Reading 52-44 Plymouth
24/08 Berwick 45-51 Belle Vue

Semi Finals

Date Team One Score Team Two
30/09 Reading 56-40 Belle Vue
07/09 Canterbury 64-31 Middlesbrough

Final

Date Team One Score Team Two
12/10 Canterbury 60-36 Reading
14/10 Reading 44-52 Canterbury

See also

List of United Kingdom Speedway League Champions

References