The 1982 British League season was the 18th season of the British League, the top tier of speedway in the UK since 1965.[1]

Summary

Belle Vue Aces won the league.[2]

Final table

Team PL W D L Pts
Belle Vue Aces 28 23 0 5 46
Cradley Heath Heathens 28 20 0 8 40
Ipswich Witches 28 16 2 10 34
Coventry Bees 28 16 2 10 34
Sheffield Tigers 28 14 3 11 31
Birmingham Brummies 28 13 1 14 27
Hackney Hawks 28 12 3 13 27
Swindon Robins 28 13 1 14 27
Reading Racers 28 12 2 14 26
Leicester Lions 28 13 0 15 26
Wimbledon Dons 28 12 2 14 26
Eastbourne Eagles 28 11 3 14 25
Halifax Dukes 28 10 1 17 21
King's Lynn Stars 28 9 3 16 21
Poole Pirates 28 3 3 22 9

M = Matches; W = Wins; D = Draws; L = Losses; Pts = Total Points

Leading averages

Rider Team Average
England Kenny Carter Halifax 11.03
United States Bruce Penhall Cradley Heath 10.74
England Chris Morton Belle Vue 10.18
Denmark Erik Gundersen Cradley Heath 10.18
United States Dennis Sigalos Ipswich 10.10
Sweden Reading 9.96
Denmark Hans Nielsen Birmingham 9.89
United States Bobby Schwartz Reading 9.83
England Gordon Kennett Eastbourne 9.72
England Michael Lee Kings Lynn 9.65
United States Kelly Moran Eastbourne 9.62
United States Shawn Moran Sheffield 9.55

British League Knockout Cup

The 1982 British League Knockout Cup was the 44th edition of the Knockout Cup for tier one teams. Cradley Heath Heathens were the winners.[3]

First Round

Date Team One Score Team Two
08/06 Leicester 45-33 Kings Lynn
06/06 Eastbourne 46-32 Swindon
05/06 Kings Lynn 48-30 Leicester
29/05 Halifax 45-33 Hackney
28/05 Hackney 38-40 Halifax
28/05 Ipswich 46-31 Coventry
27/05 Sheffield 42-36 Cradley Heath
22/05 Coventry 40-38 Ipswich
22/05 Cradley Heath 43-35 Sheffield
22/05 Swindon 38-40 Eastbourne
17/05 Reading 38-40 Belle Vue
15/05 Belle Vue 57- 18 Reading
12/05 Poole 44-34 Birmingham
30/04 Birmingham 48-30 Poole

Quarter Finals

Date Team One Score Team Two
19/08 Wimbledon 40-38 Eastbourne
09/08 Cradley Heath 41-37 Ipswich
01/08 Eastbourne 43-35 Wimbledon
29/07 Ipswich 38.5-39.5 Cradley Heath
19/07 Birmingham 43-35 Kings Lynn
17/07 Kings Lynn 43-35 Birmingham
11/07 Halifax 41-37 Belle Vue
10/07 Belle Vue 44-34 Halifax
25/09 Kings Lynn 42-36 Birmingham
13/09 Birmingham 40-38 Kings Lynn

Semi Finals

Date Team One Score Team Two
03/10 Kings Lynn 36-42 Belle Vue
02/10 Belle Vue 49-29 Kings Lynn
19/09 Eastbourne 41-36 Cradley Heath
18/09 Cradley Heath 48-30 Eastbourne

Final

Date Team One Score Team Two
30/10 Belle Vue 43-35 Cradley Heath
23/10 Cradley Heath 46-32 Belle Vue

See also

List of United Kingdom Speedway League Champions

References

  1. ^ "Historic league tables". Speedway Archive.
  2. ^ "1982 league tables". Speedway GB.
  3. ^ "1982 British League Knockout Cup". Speedway archive.