1952 Speedway National League Division Two

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1952 Speedway National League Division Two
League National League Division Two
Season 1952
Champions Poole Pirates
No. of competitors 12

The 1952 National League Division Two was the seventh post-war season of the second tier of motorcycle speedway in Great Britain. [1] The post-war boom was now fading and the League was shortened to 12 teams with Division Three now defunct and continued only on a regional basis. Previous champions Norwich Stars had been promoted to Division One. Newcastle, Walthamstow and Halifax had closed whilst Fleetwood Flyers changed to Fleetwood Knights and ran only open meetings. Poole Pirates were the only new entrant, promoted from the former lower tier.

Poole Pirates won the title, having won Division Three in the previous season.

Final table[edit]

Team PL W D L Pts
Poole Pirates 44 31 1 12 63
Coventry Bees 44 25 5 14 55
Leicester Hunters 44 25 2 17 52
Cradley Heath Heathens 44 24 0 20 48
Glasgow White City Tigers 44 23 1 20 47
Edinburgh Monarchs 44 21 4 19 46
Ashfield Giants 44 19 3 22 41
Motherwell Eagles 44 19 2 23 40
Yarmouth Bloaters 44 20 0 24 40
Stoke Potters 44 18 1 25 37
Liverpool Chads 44 16 3 25 35
Oxford Cheetahs 44 11 2 31 24

Top Five Riders (League only)[edit]

Rider Nat Team C.M.A.
1 Tommy Miller Scotland Glasgow White City Tigers 10.91
2 Derick Close England Motherwell Eagles 10.57
3 Fred Brand England Yarmouth Bloaters 9.82
4 Brian Crutcher England Poole Pirates 9.66
5 Ken Middleditch England Poole Pirates 9.63

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