1952 Individual Speedway World Championship

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1952 Individual Speedway World Championship
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The 1952 Individual Speedway World Championship.

Australian rider Jack Young became the first ever dual winner (and the first to win two in a row) when he won his second straight World Championship after scoring 14 points. Second was Welshman Freddie Williams on 13 points, with Britain's Bob Oakley third on 12 points.

  1. Gold Australia Jack Young (Australia)
  2. Silver Wales Freddie Williams (Wales)
  3. Bronze England Bob Oakley (England)

Qualification[edit]

10 events in Great Britain.

Pos. Rider Total pts
1 England Bob Oakley 28
2 Australia Jack Young 27
3 England Split Waterman 27
4 New Zealand Ronnie Moore 27
5 Wales Freddie Williams 27
6 England Ron How 26
7 England Dick Bradley 25
8 England Cyril Roger 25
9 England Arthur Forrest 24
10 England Jeff Lloyd 24
11 England Brian Crutcher 24
12 Australia Arthur Payne 24
13 South Africa Henry Long 23
14 England Derick Close 23
15 England Bert Roger 23
16 Australia Graham Warren 22
17 Sweden Dan Forsberg 22
18 Norway Leif Basse Hveem 22
19 New Zealand Trevor Redmond 22
20 England Alan Hunt 22
21 Sweden Olle Nygren 21
22 England Cyril Brine 21
23 England Ken Sharples 21
24 England Tommy Price 21
25 New Zealand Geoff Mardon 21
26 England Eddie Rigg 20
27 England Peter Robinson 18
28 New Zealand Don Cuppleditch 18
29 England Harry Bastable 18
30 England Chris Boss 17
31 England Harry Edwards 16
32 Australia Jack Biggs 16
33 Sweden Sune Karlsson 16
34 Republic of Ireland Eric French 16
35 England Willie Wilson 15
36 England Eric Williams 15
37 England Wally Green 14
38 England Pat Clarke 14
39 England George Wilks 14
40 Scotland Gordon McGregor 13
Pos. Rider Total pts
41 Australia Dick Campbell 13
42 England Vic Emms 13
43 England Les Tolley 13
44 England Ken Adams 13
45 England Ron Mountford 13
46 England Ken Middleditch 13
47 England Geoff Pymar 13
48 Sweden Rune Sörmander 12
49 England Sid Clark 12
50 England Len Williams 11
51 England Jack Parker 10
52 New Zealand Les Hewitt 10
53 England Nobby Stock 10
54 England Ivor Powell 10
55 England Billy Hole 10
56 England Tommy Miller 10
57 England Terry Small 10
58 New Zealand Charlie New 9
59 New Zealand Harold Fairhurst 9
60 England Phil Malpass 9
61 England Jock Grierson 9
62 Australia Lionel Benson 8
63 England Gerald Jackson 8
64 Sweden Stig Pramberg 8
65 England Tom Oakley 7
66 England Fred Brand 7
67 England Larry Lazarus 7
68 England Louis Lawson 7
69 England Reg Duval 6
70 England Jim Gregory 6
71 England Fred Pawson 6
72 England Bruce Semmens 5
73 England Bill Gilbert 5
74 England Roy Craighead 5
75 England Harry Saunders 4
76 England George Wall 4
77 England Bob Baker 3
78 Austria Fritz Dirtl 2
79 England Harry Welch 1

World final[edit]

Pos. Rider Points Heats
1 Australia Jack Young 14 (3,3,3,3,2)
2 Wales Freddie Williams 13 (3,2,3,2,3)
3 England Bob Oakley 12 (3,3,2,1,3)
4 New Zealand Ronnie Moore 10 (2,2,3,F,3)
5 Australia Arthur Payne 9 (0,1,2,3,3)
6 Sweden Dan Forsberg 9 (2,3,1,3,F)
7 England Dick Bradley 9 (3,2,3,1,0)
8 England Jeff Lloyd 7 (2,2,0,2,1)
9 England Arthur Forrest 7 (1,1,0,3,2)
10 South Africa Henry Long 7 (1,0,2,2,2)
11 England Brian Crutcher 6 (1,3,1,0,1)
12 England Split Waterman 6 (2,1,0,1,2)
13 Australia Graham Warren 5 (0,1,1,2,1)
14 England Derick Close 4 (1,0,2,0,1)
15 England Cyril Roger 2 (0,Ex,1,1,0)
16 England Ron How 0 (0,d,0,0,0)
Norway Leif Basse Hveem
New Zealand Trevor Redmond

See also[edit]