The 1972 British League Division Two season was the second tier of motorcycle speedway in Great Britain.[1]

Summary

Rochdale Hornets were missing from the previous season whilst Ipswich Witches moved up to the British League. Ellesmere Port Gunners and Scunthorpe Saints were newcomers whilst Romford Bombers moved to West Ham. Halfway through the season, they moved again to Barrow. Crewe Kings won their first title.

Final table

Team PL W D L Pts
Crewe Kings 32 22 1 9 45
Boston Barracudas 32 21 1 10 43
Peterborough Panthers 32 21 0 11 42
Rayleigh Rockets 32 17 4 11 38
Eastbourne Eagles 32 18 2 12 38
Birmingham Brummies 32 18 1 13 37
Workington Comets 32 18 0 14 36
Hull Vikings 32 16 0 16 32
Barrow Happy Faces 32 15 1 16 31
Teesside Teessiders 32 14 3 15 31
Bradford Northern 32 15 0 17 30
Sunderland Stars 32 13 2 17 28
Canterbury Crusaders 32 13 1 18 27
Berwick Bandits 32 12 3 17 27
Ellesmere Port Gunners 32 12 0 20 24
Long Eaton Rangers 32 11 2 19 24
Scunthorpe Saints 32 5 1 26 11

Top Five Riders

Rider Nat Team C.M.A.
1 Phil Crump Australia Crewe Kings 11.10
2 England Rayleigh Rockets 10.53
3 Richard Greer England Peterborough Panthers 9.98
4 England Peterborough Panthers 9.93
5 England Crewe Kings 9.91

British League Division Two Knockout Cup

The 1972 British League Division Two Knockout Cup was the fifth edition of the Knockout Cup for tier two teams. Crewe Kings were the winners of the competition.[2]

First Round

Date Team One Score Team Two
01/05 Crewe 49-29 Ellesmere Port
02/05 Ellesmere Port 33-45 Crewe

Second Round

Date Team One Score Team Two
05/06 Crewe 59-19 Scunthorpe
04/06 Scunthorpe 19-59 Crewe
04/06 Sunderland 55-23 Workington
09/06 Workington 46-31 Sunderland
25/06 Eastbourne 50-28 Long Eaton
08/06 Long Eaton 38-40 Eastbourne
04/06 Boston 46-32 Rayleigh
17/06 Rayleigh 43-35 Boston
09/06 Peterborough 52-26 Barrow
13/06 Barrow 36-42 Peterborough
07/06 Bradford 52-26 Berwick
10/06 Berwick 39-38 Bradford
05/06 Birmingham 43-35 Canterbury
10/06 Canterbury 41-37 Birmingham
08/06 Teesside 48-30 Hull
07/06 Hull 40-38 Teesside

Quarter Finals

Date Team One Score Team Two
03/07 Crewe 53-25 Sunderland
03/07 Sunderland 42-36 Crewe
09/07 Eastbourne 45-33 Boston
02/07 Boston 40-38 Eastbourne
07/07 Peterborough 36-14 Bradford
05/07 Bradford 45-33 Peterborough
03/07 Birmingham 48-30 Teesside
06/07 Teesside 41-37 Birmingham

Semi Finals

Date Team One Score Team Two
31/07 Crewe 47-31 Eastbourne
30/07 Eastbourne 44-34 Crewe
04/08 Peterborough 43-35 Birmingham
14/08 Birmingham 42-36 Peterborough

Final

Date Team One Score Team Two
04/09 Crewe 51-27 Peterborough
10/09 Peterborough 40-38 Crewe

See also

List of United Kingdom Speedway League Champions

References