Exeter Speedway History

Speedway Teams UK 1935-1939

1935 - 1939

1935 National League
Team PL W D L Pts
Belle Vue 24 18 2 4 38
Harringay 24 13 0 11 26
West Ham 24 12 1 11 25
Wembley 24 11 0 13 22
Hackney Wick 24 10 1 13 21
New Cross 24 10 0 14 20
Wimbledon 24 8 0 16 16



1936 National League

Team PL W D L Pts
Belle Vue 24 18 1 5 37
Wembley 24 15 0 9 30
Harringay 24 12 0 12 24
Hackney Wick 24 11 0 13 22
Wimbledon 24 11 0 13 22
New Cross 24 9 0 15 18
West Ham 24 7 1 16 15


1936 Provincial League

Team PL W D L Pts
Southampton 16 10 0 6 20
Bristol 16 10 0 6 20
Nottingham 16 9 0 7 18
Liverpool 16 9 0 7 18
Plymouth 16 2 0 14 4

(Cardiff withdrew; results deleted.)

World Final :1 Lionel Van Praag 26, Eric Langton 26, Bluey Wilkinson 25, Cordy Milne 20, Frank Charles 20, Dick Case 17, Jack Ormston 17, Vic Huxley 17, George Newton 16, Jack Milne 15, Bob Harrison 15, Morian Hansen 15, Wal Phillips 12, Ginger Lees 11, Arthur Atkinson 9, Bill Pitcher 8, Norman Parker (Res) 7 * Balzer Hansen (Res) Did not Ride



1937 National League.

Team PL W D L Pts
West Ham 24 18 0 6 36
Wembley 24 16 0 8 32
New Cross 24 16 0 8 32
Belle Vue 24 13 0 11 26
Hackney Wick 24 10 0 14 20
Harringay 24 9 0 15 18
Wimbledon 24 2 0 22 4


1937 Provincial League.
Team PL W D L Pts
Bristol 20 15 0 5 30
Southampton 20 13 0 7 26
Nottingham 20 11 0 9 22
Liverpool 20 8 0 12 16
Norwich 20 8 0 12 16
Birmingham 20 5 0 15 10

(Leicester withdrew: results deleted.)

World Final :Jack Milne 28, Wilbur Lamoreaux 25, Cordy Milne 23, Jack Parker 21, Ginger Lees 19, Frank Charles 17, Lionel Van Praag 17, Bill Kitchen 16, George Newton 16, Eric Langton 16, Morian Hansen 15, Eric Chitty 15, Joe Abbott 14, Arthur Atkinson 14, Frank Varey 11, Tommy Croombs 2, Alec Statham (Res) 0 * Ron Johnson (Res) did not ride.



1938 National League.

Team PL W D L Pts
New Cross 24 15 1 8 31
West Ham 24 13 1 10 27
Wembley 24 13 1 10 27
Wimbledon 24 12 3 9 27
Belle Vue 24 11 0 13 22
Harringay 24 10 1 13 21
Bristol 24 6 1 17 13


1938 Provincial League.

Team PL W D L Pts
Hackney Wick 16 12 0 4 24
Norwich 16 12 0 4 24
Southampton 16 9 0 7 18
West Ham II 16 8 2 6 18
Lea Bridge 16 8 0 8 16
Newcastle 16 7 1 8 15
Sheffield 16 6 1 9 13
Birmingham 16 6 0 10 12
Leeds 16 2 0 14 4

World Final : Bluey Wilkinson 22, Jack Milne 21, Wilbur Lamoreaux 20, Lionel Van Praag 18, Bill Kitchen 15, Cordy Milne 15, Alec Statham 13, Eric Langton 13, Benny Kaufman 12, Jack parker 10 , Arthur Atkinson 10, Tommy Price 8, Tommy Croombs 8, George Newton 7, Geoff Pymer 7, Jack Ormston(Res) 5, Frank Varey 4 (Jimmy Gibb (Res) did not ride.)

Due to the Outbreak of WW2, the Finals were abandoned until 1949.



1939 National League.(Div.1)

Team PL W D L Pts
Belle Vue 16 12 1 3 25
Wimbledon 18 12 0 6 24
Wembley 19 11 1 7 23
West Ham 19 9 0 10 18
Harringay 15 6 1 8 13
Southampton 17 5 0 12 10
New Cross 18 4 1 13 9


1939 National League.(Div.2)

Team PL W D L Pts
Newcastle 15 10 0 5 20
Sheffield 9 8 0 1 16
Harringay 16 6 1 8 13
Norwich 12 6 0 6 12
Bristol 13 4 0 9 8
Belle Vue II 14 4 0 10 8


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