In 1982 the National League, also known as British League Division Two, was the second tier of speedway racing in the United Kingdom.

Summary

The league champions were Newcastle Diamonds.[1]

Final table

[2] [3]

Team PL W D L Pts
Newcastle Diamonds 36 30 0 6 60
Mildenhall Fen Tigers 36 26 1 9 53
Ellesmere Port Gunners 36 25 0 11 50
Middlesbrough Tigers 36 24 1 11 49
Weymouth Wildcats 36 22 1 13 45
Rye House Rockets 36 22 0 14 44
Long Eaton Invaders 36 20 1 15 41
Boston Barracudas 36 19 1 16 39
Berwick Bandits 36 18 1 17 37
Exeter Falcons 36 17 0 19 34
Glasgow Tigers 36 16 0 20 32
Milton Keynes Knights 36 14 1 21 29
Peterborough Panthers 36 13 2 21 28
Edinburgh Monarchs 36 14 0 22 28
Crayford Kestrels 36 13 0 23 26
Canterbury Crusaders 36 12 1 23 25
Scunthorpe Saints 36 11 2 23 24
Stoke Potters 36 11 1 22 23
Oxford Cheetahs 36 7 3 26 17

Leading averages

Rider Team Average
Joe Owen Newcastle 11.01
Steve Lawson Glasgow 10.40
Simon Wigg Weymouth 10.36
Rod Hunter Newcastle 10.12
Bobby Garrad Rye House 9.85
Martin Dixon Middlesbrough 9.39
Alan Molyneux Long Eaton 9.35
Derek Harrison Mildenhall 9.33
Steve Wilcock Middlesbrough 9.27
Dave Trownson Edinburgh 9.21
Steve Lomas Boston 9.17

National League Knockout Cup

The 1982 National League Knockout Cup was the 15th edition of the Knockout Cup for tier two teams. Newcastle Diamonds were the winners of the competition.[4]

First Round

Date Team One Score Team Two
11/05 Milton Keynes 47-49 Oxford
06/05 Oxford 54-42 Milton Keynes
27/04 Weymouth 60-36 Canterbury
24/04 Canterbury 54-42 Weymouth

Second Round

Date Team One Score Team Two
24/06 Oxford 39-56 Mildenhall
07/06 Scunthorpe 51-45 Peterborough
31/05 Rye House 35-25 Crayford
31/05 Long Eaton 67-29 Berwick
29/05 Berwick 67-29 Long Eaton
26/05 Edinburgh 53-43 Ellesmere Port
26/05 Mildenhall 62-34 Oxford
25/05 Crayford 33-62 Rye House
24/05 Newcastle 55-41 Middlesbrough
23/05 Boston 59-37 Stoke
22/05 Stoke 42-54 Boston
21/05 Ellesmere Port 60-36 Edinburgh
21/05 Peterborough 58-38 Scunthorpe
20/05 Middlesbrough 53-43 Newcastle
18/05 Weymouth 62-34 Exeter
17/05 Exeter 60-36 Weymouth
30/06
replay
Long Eaton 62-34 Berwick
06/06
replay
Berwick 67-29 Long Eaton

Quarter Finals

Date Team One Score Team Two
07/08 Berwick 64-32 Ellesmere Port
30/07 Ellesmere Port 69-26 Berwick
29/07 Weymouth 53-43 Peterborough
26/07 Newcastle 62-34 Boston
18/07 Boston 47-49 Newcastle
11/07 Rye House 60-35 Mildenhall
10/07 Mildenhall 56-39 Rye House
02/07 Peterborough 48-48 Weymouth

Semi Finals

Date Team One Score Team Two
05/09 Rye House 59-37 Ellesmere Port
31/08 Weymouth 35-61 Newcastle
20/08 Ellesmere Port 71-25 Rye House
16/08 Newcastle 63-32 Weymouth

Final

Date Team One Score Team Two
11/10 Newcastle 73-23 Ellesmere Port
10/10 Ellesmere Port 51-45 Newcastle

See also

List of United Kingdom Speedway League Champions

References

  1. ^ "Historic league tables". Speedway Archive.
  2. ^ "About - Exeter Speedway 1982". Myweb.tiscali.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-08-21.
  3. ^ Oakes, P.(2006). Speedway Star Almanac. ISBN 0-9552376-1-0
  4. ^ "1982 National League Knockout Cup". Speedway archive.