Speedway National League


Speedway National League
National League
Current season or competition:
2011 Speedway National League
League Information
Sport Speedway
Formerly British League
Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Founded 1932, 1975, 2009-
Closed    1964, 1990,
Governing Body    Speedway Control Board (SCB)
Website SpeedwayGB
League Facts
Current Champions Buxton Hitmen
Most Championships Wembley Lions (8)
No. of Teams    10
Current Competitions
National League
National League Play-Offs
National League KOC
National League Pairs
National League Fours
National League Riders' Championship
Current Teams
Buxton Hitmen
Dudley Heathens
Isle of Wight Islanders
Kings Lynn Young Stars
Mildenhall Fen Tigers
Newport Hornets
Plymouth Devils
Rye House Cobras
Scunthorpe Saints
Stoke Potters

The National League was the top division of Speedway in the United Kingdom from 1932 until 1965 when it became known as the British League. Prior to 1932 there were only small regional leagues competing within the sport in the UK. The National League was re-incarnated in 1975 as the second division of Speedway in the United Kingdom when British League Division Two was renamed. After 1990, British League Division Two was re-instated and the National League ceased to exist. The National League was re-incarnated for the second time in 2009 as the third division of Speedway in the United Kingdom when the Conference League was renamed. It will follow the same rules and regulations as the Premier and Elite League, including the use of rider averages.

Contents

2011 Teams

Belle Vue Colts

  • 1. Byron Bekker
  • 2. Scott Richardson
  • 3. Kyle Howarth
  • 4. Karl Mason
  • 5. Adam McKinna
  • 6. Chris Widman
  • 7. Jason Garrity

Buxton Hitmen

  • 1. Ben Taylor
  • 2. Dean Felton
  • 3. Robert Branford
  • 4. Luke Priest
  • 5. Adam Allott
  • 6. John McPhail
  • 7. Ryan Blacklock

Dudley Heathens

  • 1. Jon Armstrong
  • 2. Ashley Morris
  • 3. Tom Perry
  • 4. Richard Franklin
  • 5. Adam Roynon
  • 6. Daryl Ritchings
  • 7. Luke Chessell

Hackney Hawks

  • 1. Barrie Evans
  • 2. Ben Morley
  • 3. David Mason
  • 4. Ben Hopwood
  • 5. Marc Owen
  • 6. Shane Hazelden
  • 7. Brandon Freemantle

Isle of Wight Islanders

  • 1. Paul Starke
  • 2. Brendan Johnson
  • 3. Lee Smethills
  • 4. Rob Smith
  • 5. Nick Simmons
  • 6. John Resch
  • 7. Tom Hill

Kings Lynn Young Stars

  • 1. Darren Mallett
  • 2. Oliver Rayson
  • 3. Lewis Kerr
  • 4. Adam Lowe
  • 5. James Cockle
  • 6. Jake Knight
  • 7. Tom Stokes

Mildenhall Fen Tigers

  • 1. James Brundle
  • 2. Aaron Baseby
  • 3. Daniel Halsey
  • 4. Joe Jacobs
  • 5. Jack Hargreaves
  • 6. Lewis Blackbird
  • 7. Cameron Heeps

Newport Hornets

  • 1. Jay Herne
  • 2. Tom Young
  • 3. James White-Williams
  • 4. Matt Bates
  • 5. Todd Kurtz
  • 6. David Gough
  • 7. Richard Andrews

Scunthorpe/Sheffield Saints

  • 1. Paul Cooper
  • 2. Adam Wrathall
  • 3. Ashley Birks
  • 4. Steve Worrall
  • 5. Gary Irving
  • 6. Richie Worrall
  • 7. Stefan Nielsen

Stoke Potters

  • 1. Simon Lambert
  • 2. Jamie Pickard
  • 3. Gareth Isherwood
  • 4. Tony Atkin
  • 5. Tim Webster
  • 6. Ben Reade
  • 7. James Sarjeant

Champions

1932-1964

Season Champions Second
1932 Wembley Lions Crystal Palace Glaziers
1933 Belle Vue Aces Wimbledon Dons
1934 Belle Vue Aces Wembley Lions
1935 Belle Vue Aces Harringay Racers
1936 Belle Vue Aces Wembley Lions
1937 West Ham Hammers Wembley Lions
1938 New Cross Rangers West Ham Hammers
not held during Second World War
1946 Wembley Lions Belle Vue Aces
1947 Wembley Lions Belle Vue Aces
1948 New Cross Rangers Harringay Racers
1949 Wembley Lions Belle Vue Aces
1950 Wembley Lions Belle Vue Aces
1951 Wembley Lions Belle Vue Aces
1952 Wembley Lions Birmingham Brummies
1953 Wembley Lions Harringay Racers
1954 Wimbledon Dons Wembley Lions
1955 Wimbledon Dons Belle Vue Aces
1956 Wimbledon Dons Wembley Lions
1957 Swindon Robins Belle Vue Aces
1958 Wimbledon Dons Norwich Stars
1959 Wimbledon Dons Leicester Hunters
1960 Wimbledon Dons Belle Vue Aces
1961 Wimbledon Dons Southampton Saints
1962 Southampton Saints Wimbledon Dons
1963 Belle Vue Aces Norwich Stars
1964 Oxford Cheetahs Coventry Bees

1975-1990

When the National League was re-established in 1975 it operated as the Second Division of Speedway in the United Kingdom.

Season Champions Second
1975 Birmingham Brummies Newcastle Diamonds
1976 Newcastle Diamonds Ellesmere Port Gunners
1977 Eastbourne Eagles Rye House Rockets
1978 Canterbury Crusaders Newcastle Diamonds
1979 Mildenhall Fen Tigers Rye House Rockets
1980 Rye House Rockets Newcastle Diamonds
1981 Middlesbrough Tigers Weymouth Wildcats
1982 Newcastle Diamonds Mildenhall Fen Tigers
1983 Newcastle Diamonds Mildenhall Fen Tigers
1984 Long Eaton Invaders Mildenhall Fen Tigers
1985 Ellesmere Port Gunners Poole Wildcats
1986 Eastbourne Eagles Poole Wildcats
1987 Eastbourne Eagles Mildenhall Fen Tigers
1988 Hackney Kestrels Poole Pirates
1989 Poole Pirates Wimbledon Dons
1990 Poole Pirates Middlesbrough Bears

2009-

When the National League was re-established in 2009 it operated as the Third Division of Speedway in the United Kingdom.

Season Champions Second
2009 Bournemouth Buccaneers Plymouth Devils
2010 Buxton Hitmen Newport Hornets

References

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