The 1953 world final qualifiers: WEMBLEY Freddie Williams (Wales), 14 points, winner. HARRINGAY Split Waterman (England), 13 points, second. WIMBLEDON Geoff Mardon (New Zealand), 13 points, third. WEST HAM Jack Youngs (Australia), 10 points, fifth. WIMBLEDON Ronnie Moore (New Zealand), 9 points, sixth. HARRINGAY Jeff Lloyd (England), 8 points, seventh. WEMBLEY Eric Williams (Wales), 4 points, 13th, HARRINGAY Jack Biggs (Australia), 2 points, 16th. HARRINGAY Maury Dunn (New Zealand, reserve), did not ride.
Wembley selected their riders to contest the qualifying rounds and these did not include previous champion Tommy Price so he requested a transfer from the Lions. Price later withdrew his request. Brian Crutcher beat Rune Sormander, Graham Warren & Dent Oliver in a decider after all had tied for the 14th qualifying place. Oliver was a non-qualifier and took the reserve slot at the final with Arthur Payne, Louis Lawson & Maury Dunn. Only Oliver, with 1 ride, was called upon on final night.
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