The 1974 British League Division Two season was the second tier of motorcycle speedway in Great Britain. It was the final season of British League Division Two before it was renamed as the New National League.[1]

Summary

The league was again expanded from 18 to 19 teams. Hull Vikings had moved up to the British League swapping places with Coatbridge Tigers and also swapping their top riders. Rayleigh Rockets closed down but the promotion, riders and nickname moved to Rye House. Chesterton Potters changed their team name to Stoke whilst Bradford, Sunderland and Long Eaton all changed nicknames. Weymouth Wizards were the new addition to the league.

Birmingham Brummies won their first title, completing a league and cup double.

Final table

Team PL W D L Pts
Birmingham Brummies 35 26 3 6 55
Eastbourne Eagles 36 24 3 9 51
Boston Barracudas 36 23 2 11 48
Workington Comets 36 22 3 11 47
Crewe Kings 36 22 0 14 44
Teesside Tigers 36 19 1 16 39
Bradford Barons 36 19 1 16 39
Peterborough Panthers 34 18 1 15 37
Coatbridge Tigers 36 18 0 18 36
Canterbury Crusaders 36 18 0 18 36
Berwick Bandits 36 16 1 19 33
Barrow Bombers 36 15 2 19 32
Stoke Potters 36 16 0 20 32
Ellesmere Port Gunners 35 14 3 18 31
Long Eaton Archers 36 14 2 20 30
Rye House Rockets 36 13 0 23 26
Scunthorpe Saints 36 10 2 24 22
Sunderland Gladiators 36 11 0 25 22
Weymouth Wizards 36 10 0 26 20

Top Five Riders

Rider Nat Team C.M.A.
1 Phil Herne Australia Birmingham Brummies 10.78
2 Carl Glover England Boston Barracudas 10.44
3 England Workington Comets 10.29
4 England Birmingham Brummies 10.17
5 England Crewe Kings 10.07

British League Division Two Knockout Cup

The 1974 British League Division Two Knockout Cup was the seventh edition of the Knockout Cup for tier two teams. Birmingham Brummies were the winners of the competition.[2]

First Round

Date Team One Score Team Two
02/04 Barrow 36-42 Stoke
29/04 Crewe 43-35 Workington
04/04 Stoke 46-31 Barrow
12/04 Sunderland 37-41 Teesside
18/04 Teesside 55-22 Sunderland
03/05 Workington 46-32 Crewe

Second Round

Date Team One Score Team Two
25/05 Berwick 29-49 Workington
20/05 Birmingham 47-31 Long Eaton
19/05 Boston 49-28 Weymouth
22/05 Bradford 43-34 Ellesmere Port
04/05 Canterbury 44-34 Eastbourne
03/05 Coatbridge 55-23 Scunthorpe
05/05 Eastbourne 47-31 Canterbury
21/05 Ellesmere Port 52-26 Bradford
13/06 Long Eaton 37-40 Birmingham
24/05 Peterborough 52-26 Rye House
05/05 Rye House 36-42 Peterborough
27/05 Scunthorpe 44-34 Coatbridge
17/05 Stoke 51-27 Teesside
23/05 Teesside 32-45 Stoke
14/05 Weymouth 44-34 Boston
24/05 Workington 50-28 Berwick

Quarter Finals

Date Team One Score Team Two
01/07 Birmingham 48-30 Boston
14/07 Boston 39-39 Birmingham
02/08 Coatbridge 48-30 Stoke
14/07 Eastbourne 50-28 Workington
18/06 Ellesmere Port 40-38 Peterborough
21/06 Peterborough 46-31 Ellesmere Port
18/07 Stoke 40-38 Coatbridge
26/07 Workington 43-35 Eastbourne

Semi Finals

Date Team One Score Team Two
09/09 Birmingham 58-20 Peterborough
23/08 Coatbridge 48-29 Eastbourne
01/09 Eastbourne 56-21 Coatbridge
06/09 Peterborough 41-37 Birmingham

Final

Date Team One Score Team Two
21/10 Birmingham 50-27 Eastbourne
20/10 Eastbourne 47-31 Birmingham

See also

List of United Kingdom Speedway League Champions

References