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1936 Speedway National League

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

1936 Speedway National League
LeagueNational League Division One
Season1936
ChampionsBelle Vue Aces
No. of competitors7
National TrophyBelle Vue Aces
A.C.U CupBelle Vue Aces
Division/s below1936 Provincial League

The 1936 National League Division One was the eighth season of the highest tier of motorcycle speedway in Great Britain.[1][2][3]

Summary

The entrants were the same seven teams as the previous season. Harringay's Jack Parker topped the rider averages but was injured for the inaugural World Championship Final won by Wembley's Lionel van Praag on his home track.[4]

Belle Vue Aces won their fourth consecutive national title and Knockout Cup and third treble after winning the A.C.U Cup.[5]

Final table

Pos Team PL W D L Pts
1 Belle Vue Aces 24 18 1 5 37
2 Wembley Lions 24 14 0 10 28
3 Harringay Tigers 24 12 0 12 24
4 Wimbledon Dons 24 12 0 12 24
5 Hackney Wick Wolves 24 11 0 13 22
6 New Cross Tamers 24 9 0 15 18
7 West Ham Hammers 24 7 1 16 15

Top Ten Riders

Rider Nat Team C.M.A.
1 Jack Parker England Harringay Tigers 10.27
2 Max Grosskreutz Australia Belle Vue Aces 10.21
3 Frank Charles England Wembley 10.11
4 Lionel van Praag Australia Wembley 9.45
5 Eric Langton England Belle Vue Aces 9.27
6 Joe Abbott England Belle Vue Aces 9.25
7 Bluey Wilkinson Australia West Ham Hammers 9.21
8 Bill Kitchen England Belle Vue Aces 8.91
9= Dicky Case Australia Hackney Wick Wolves 8.71
9= Jack Ormston England Harringay Tigers 8.71

National Trophy

The 1936 National Trophy was the sixth edition of the Knockout Cup.[6]

Qualifying Rounds

Southampton Saints won the Provincial final and therefore secured a place in the quarter finals.

Quarter Finals

Date Team One Score Team Two
13/06 Belle Vue 68-40 West Ham
13/06 Wimbledon 42-65 Wembley
12/06 Hackney Wick 65-42 New Cross
11/06 Wembley 61-47 Wimbledon
10/06 New Cross 55-51 Hackney Wick
09/06 West Ham 43-65 Belle Vue
04/06 Southampton 30-41 Harringay

Semi Finals

Date Team One Score Team Two
30/07 Wembley 54-53 Belle Vue
25/07 Belle Vue 78-30 Wembley
18/07 Harringay 55-52 Hackney Wick
17/07 Hackney Wick 58-50 Harringay

Final

First leg

Second leg

Belle Vue were National Trophy Champions, winning on aggregate 122-90.

A.C.U Cup

The 1936 Auto-Cycle Union Cup was the third edition of the Cup and was won by Belle Vue for the third time.[8] Tragically Herbert 'Dusty' Haigh was killed instantly after suffering a facrtured skull riding at Hackney Wick Stadium on 15 May 1936, in the ACU Cup match between Hackney and West Ham. He fell when in front and heading for a fourth consecutive heat win and the riders behind were unable to avoid him.[9]

First Round

Group 1

Team PL W D L Pts
Belle Vue Aces 6 5 0 1 10
Harringay Tigers 6 4 0 2 8
West Ham Hammers 6 2 0 4 4
Hackney Wick Wolves 6 1 0 5 2

Group 2

Team PL W D L Pts
Wembley Lions 4 4 0 0 8
New Cross Tamers 4 1 0 3 2
Wimbledon Dons 4 0 0 4 0

Final

Date Team One Team Two Score
16/07 Wembley Belle Vue 48–47
18/07 Belle Vue Wembley 51-44

See also

References

  1. ^ "Historic league tables". Speedway Archive.
  2. ^ Rogers, Martin (1978). The Illustrated History of Speedway. Studio Publications (Ipswich) Ltd. p. 129. ISBN 0-904584-45-3.
  3. ^ "BRITISH LEAGUE TABLES - PRE-WAR ERA (1929-1939)". Official British Speedway website. Retrieved 6 August 2021.
  4. ^ "1936 league tables". Speedway GB.
  5. ^ "Year by Year". Speedway Researcher. Retrieved 6 August 2021.
  6. ^ "1936 National Trophy". Speedway archive.
  7. ^ a b "1936 National Trophy" (PDF). Speedway Researcher. Retrieved 6 August 2021.
  8. ^ "1936 ACU Cup" (PDF). Speedway Researcher. Retrieved 6 August 2021.
  9. ^ "PRE WAR HACKNEY HERBERT 'DUSTY' HAIGH". Hackney Speedway. Retrieved 6 August 2021.
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