1970 British League Division Two season

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1970 British League Division Two season
League British League Division Two
Season 1970
Champions Canterbury Crusaders
No. of competitors 17

The 1970 British League Division Two season was the third season of second tier motorcycle speedway in Great Britain. The league expanded from 16 to 17 teams in its third season. Plymouth Devils dropped out but Workington Comets and Peterborough Panthers were new entrants.

Various sides relocated before and during the season. Before the season, 1969 champions Belle Vue Colts became Rochdale Hornets. In July Nelson Admirals moved to Bradford Northern. In August King's Lynn Starlets became Boston Barracudas. Doncaster changed their nickname from Stallions to Dragons.

Canterbury Crusaders won their first title.

Final table[edit]

Team PL W D L Pts
Canterbury Crusaders 32 23 1 8 47
Eastbourne Eagles 32 22 1 9 45
Rochdale Hornets 32 21 2 9 44
Bradford Northern 32 21 2 9 37
Middlesbrough Teessiders 32 18 0 14 36
Ipswich Witches 32 17 2 13 36
Crewe Kings 32 17 1 14 35
Romford Bombers 32 17 1 14 35
Reading Racers 32 17 0 15 34
Peterborough Panthers 32 14 2 16 30
Workington Comets 32 13 1 18 27
Rayleigh Rockets 32 13 1 18 27
Boston Barracudas 32 12 2 18 26
Crayford Highwaymen 32 11 1 20 23
Doncaster Dragons 32 11 1 20 23
Berwick Bandits 32 10 0 22 20
Long Eaton Rangers 32 8 3 21 19

Top Five Riders[edit]

Rider Nat Team C.M.A.
1 Gary Peterson New Zealand Bradford Northern 10.79
2 Graeme Smith New Zealand Canterbury Crusaders 10.41
3 Eric Broadbelt England Rochdale Hornets 10.08
4 Paul O'Neil New Zealand Crewe Kings 9.91
5 Archie Wilkinson England Crayford Highwaymen 9.85