1962 Speedway National League

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
1962 Speedway National League
LeagueNational League
Season1962
ChampionsSouthampton Saints
No. of competitors7
National TrophyWimbledon Dons
Division/s below1962 Provincial League

The 1962 National League was the seventeenth post-war season of the highest tier of motorcycle speedway in Great Britain.[1]

Summary[edit]

With the withdrawal of New Cross Rangers and with Leicester Hunters moving down to the Provincial League, the entry list was 8 teams and so home and away fixtures were raced twice. The teams were reduced to just 7 with the mid-season closure of Ipswich Witches. Southampton Saints broke the domination of Wimbledon Dons by winning their first National League title

Final table[edit]

Team PL W D L Pts
Southampton Saints 24 18 0 6 36
Wimbledon Dons 24 14 1 9 29
Coventry Bees 24 13 0 11 26
Belle Vue Aces 24 12 0 12 24
Norwich Stars 24 12 0 12 24
Swindon Robins 24 9 2 13 20
Oxford Cheetahs 24 4 0 20 8

Top Ten Riders (League only)[edit]

Rider Nat Team C.M.A.
1 Ronnie Moore New Zealand Wimbledon Dons 10.14
2 Björn Knutsson Sweden Southampton Saints 9.89
3 Olle Nygren Sweden Swindon Robins/Norwich Stars 9.86
4 Peter Craven England Belle Vue Aces 9.75
5 Barry Briggs New Zealand Southampton Saints 9.64
6 Ove Fundin Sweden Norwich Stars 9.30
7 Ron How England Wimbledon Dons 9.30
8 Peter Moore Australia Ipswich Witches/Swindon Robins 9.02
9 Bob Andrews New Zealand Wimbledon Dons 8.82
10 Ron Mountford England Coventry Bees 8.74

National Trophy[edit]

The 1962 National Trophy was the 24th edition of the Knockout Cup. Wimbledon were the winners.[2]

First Round[edit]

Date Team One Score Team Two
25/06 Wimbledon 49-35 Belle Vue
23/06 Belle Vue 46-38 Wimbledon
23/06 Swindon 51-33 Ipswich
22/06 Ipswich 42-40 Swindon
19/06 Southampton 56-28 Coventry
16/06 Norwich 33-51 Oxford
14/06 Oxford 47-37 Norwich
16/06 Coventry 41-43 Southampton

Semi Finals[edit]

Date Team One Score Team Two
23/08 Oxford 45-39 Swindon
18/08 Swindon 59-25 Oxford
14/08 Southampton 42-42 Wimbledon
13/08 Wimbledon 50-33 Southampton

Final[edit]

Date Team One Score Team Two
24/09 Wimbledon 55-29 Swindon
29/09 Swindon 45-39 Wimbledon

See also[edit]

List of United Kingdom Speedway League Champions

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Historic league tables". Speedway Archive.
  2. ^ "1962 National Trophy". Speedway archive.