The 1969 British League season was the fifth season of the highest tier of motorcycle speedway in Great Britain.[1]

Summary

The 19 competitors were the same as the previous season. Poole Pirates won their first title.

Final table

Team PL W D L Pts
Poole Pirates 36 26 1 9 53
Belle Vue Aces 36 23 1 12 47
Wimbledon Dons 36 22 2 12 46
Halifax Dukes 36 22 2 12 46
Leicester Lions 36 21 2 13 44
Sheffield Tigers 36 19 1 16 39
Cradley Heath Heathens 36 18 2 16 38
Glasgow Tigers 36 17 3 16 37
King's Lynn Stars 36 18 0 18 36
Swindon Robins 36 18 0 18 36
Coatbridge Monarchs 36 17 1 18 35
Exeter Falcons 36 16 0 20 32
Newcastle Diamonds 36 15 2 19 32
Coventry Bees 36 14 3 19 31
Oxford Cheetahs 36 15 1 20 31
Wolverhampton Wolves 36 13 1 22 27
Newport Wasps 36 13 1 22 27
West Ham Hammers 36 11 3 22 25
Hackney Hawks 36 10 2 24 22

M = Matches; W = Wins; D = Draws; L = Losses; Pts = Total Points

Top Ten Riders

Rider Nat Team C.M.A.
1 Ivan Mauger New Zealand Belle Vue Aces 11.45
2 Barry Briggs New Zealand Swindon Robins 11.09
3 Eric Boocock England Halifax Dukes 10.88
4 Nigel Boocock England Coventry Bees 10.77
5 Ray Wilson England Leicester Lions 10.48
6 Norman Hunter England West Ham Hammers 10.44
7 Trevor Hedge England Wimbledon Dons 10.17
8 Ole Olsen Denmark Newcastle Diamonds 10.08
9 Jim McMillan Scotland Glasgow Tigers 9.97
10 Martin Ashby England Exeter Falcons 9.96

British League Knockout Cup

The 1969 British League Knockout Cup was the 31st edition of the Knockout Cup for tier one teams. Wimbledon were the winners.[2]

First Round

Date Team One Score Team Two
10/05 Coatbridge 53-25 Hackney
06/05 Leicester 54-24 Newport
06/05 West Ham 39-39 Kings Lynn
31/05 Kings Lynn 39-39 West Ham
17/06 West Ham 36-42 Kings Lynn

Second Round

Date Team One Score Team Two
10/07 Sheffield 52-26 Kings Lynn
17/06 West Ham 36-42 Oxford
14/06 Canterbury 51-26 Crayford
14/06 Coventry 46-32 Oxford
14/06 Cradley Heath 41-37 Glasgow
11/06 Poole 43-35 Coatbridge
09/06 Exeter 36-42 Wimbledon
09/06 Newcastle 36-42 Belle Vue
07/06 Halifax 43-35 Wolverhampton

Quarter Finals

Date Team One Score Team Two
02/08 Belle Vue 38-40 Sheffield
31/07 Wimbledon 49-29 Poole
21/07 Cradley Heath 41-37 Swindon
05/07 Halifax 47-31 Coventry

Semi Finals

Date Team One Score Team Two
27/09 Cradley Heath 36-42 Wimbledon
21/08 Sheffield 43.5-34.5 Halifax

Final

Date Team One Score Team Two
09/10 Wimbledon 56-22 Sheffield
08/10 Sheffield 40-38 Wimbledon

See also

References

  1. ^ "Historic league tables". Speedway Archive.
  2. ^ "1969 British League Knockout Cup". Speedway archive.