The 1969 British League Division Two season was the second season of second tier motorcycle speedway in Great Britain.[1]

Summary

The league expanded from 10 to 16 teams in its second season. Weymouth Eagles dropped out after just one season. The new entrants were Crewe Kings, Ipswich Witches, Long Eaton Rangers, Eastbourne Eagles, Doncaster Stallions, Rochester Bombers and King's Lynn Starlets. The Rochester team moved to Romford after the local council refused to give permission for racing.

Belle Vue Colts retained their title.

Final table

Team PL W D L Pts
Belle Vue Colts 30 23 1 6 47
Reading Racers 30 19 1 10 39
Romford Bombers 30 19 1 10 39
Crayford Highwaymen 30 19 0 11 38
Rayleigh Rockets 30 16 2 12 34
Canterbury Crusaders 30 15 2 13 32
Crewe Kings 30 15 0 15 30
Eastbourne Eagles 30 14 2 14 30
Middlesbrough Teessiders 30 14 1 15 29
Long Eaton Rangers 30 14 1 15 29
Ipswich Witches 30 13 1 16 27
Doncaster Stallions 30 12 0 18 24
Nelson Admirals 30 11 2 17 24
Berwick Bandits 30 11 1 18 23
Plymouth Devils 30 9 0 21 18
King's Lynn Starlets 30 8 1 21 17

Top Five Riders

Rider Nat Team C.M.A.
1 England Romford Bombers 11.26
2 New Zealand Rayleigh Rockets 11.00
3 England Canterbury Crusaders 10.39
4 Tony Lomas England Long Eaton Rangers 10.28
5 Geoff Ambrose England Crayford Highwaymen 10.07

British League Division Two Knockout Cup

The 1969 British League Division Two Knockout Cup was the second edition of the Knockout Cup for tier two teams. Belle Vue Colts were the winners of the competition.[2]

First Round

Date Team One Score Team Two
12/06 Ipswich 55-23 Plymouth
11/06 Belle Vue 55-22 King's Lynn
08/06 Eastbourne 37-40 Rayleigh
12/06 Middlesbrough 49-29 Nelson
09/06 Crewe 49-29 Doncaster
14/06 Canterbury 51-26 Crayford
12/06 Long Eaton 48-29 Berwick
12/06 Romford 38-38 Reading
07/07 Reading 44-34 Romford

Quarter Finals

Date Team One Score Team Two
16/07 Belle Vue 58-20 Ipswich
19/07 Rayleigh 43-34 Middlesbrough
14/07 Crewe 44-33 Canterbury
17/07 Long Eaton 42-35 Reading

Semi Finals

Date Team One Score Team Two
06/08 Belle Vue 55-23 Rayleigh
08/09 Crewe 58-20 Long Eaton

Final

Date Team One Score Team Two
22/09 Crewe 42-36 Belle Vue Colts
24/09 Belle Vue Colts 55-23 Crewe

See also

List of United Kingdom Speedway League Champions

References