The 1983 National League was the second tier of motorcycle speedway racing in the United Kingdom.

Summary

The winning team was Newcastle Diamonds.[2] [3]

Final table

Team PL W D L Pts
Newcastle Diamonds 34 25 1 8 51
Mildenhall Fen Tigers 34 23 2 9 48
Crayford Kestrels 34 23 0 11 46
Weymouth Wildcats 34 19 2 13 40
Scunthorpe Saints 34 19 2 13 40
Milton Keynes Knights 34 19 1 14 39
Middlesbrough Tigers 34 18 3 13 39
Berwick Bandits 34 17 0 17 34
Edinburgh Monarchs 34 16 1 17 33
Exeter Falcons 34 16 0 18 32
Rye House Rockets 34 15 1 18 31
Peterborough Panthers 34 14 2 18 30
Glasgow Tigers 34 14 1 19 29
Oxford Cheetahs 34 14 1 19 29
Canterbury Crusaders 34 12 2 20 16
Boston Barracudas 34 12 1 21 25
Stoke Potters 34 10 1 23 21
Long Eaton Invaders 34 9 1 24 19

Leading averages

Rider Team Average
Joe Owen Newcastle 11.10
Rod Hunter Newcastle 10.51
Martin Yeates Weymouth 10.39
Bobby Beaton Newcastle 10.20
Steve Lawson Glasgow 10.00
Jimmy McMillan Glasgow 9.85
Marvyn Cox Rye House 9.83
Barry Thomas Crayford 9.69
Steve Wilcock Middlesbrough 9.48
Steve McDermott Berwick 9.43
Bobby Garrad Rye House 9.28

National League Knockout Cup

The 1983 National League Knockout Cup was the 16th edition of the Knockout Cup for tier two teams. Exeter Falcons were the winners of the competition.[4]

First Round

Date Team One Score Team Two
19/04 Crayford 45-50 Mildenhall
17/04 Mildenhall 55-41 Crayford
01/04 Oxford 51-45 Milton Keynes
29/03 Milton Keynes 47-49 Oxford

Second Round

Date Team One Score Team Two
22/06 Long Eaton 58-38 Berwick
09/06 Oxford 45-51 Rye House
05/06 Berwick 61-35 Long Eaton
27/05 Peterborough 57-39 Mildenhall
25/05 Mildenhall 58-38 Peterborough
23/05 Newcastle 61-35 Scunthorpe
22/05 Rye House 51-45 Oxford
22/05 Scunthorpe 43-53 Newcastle
20/05 Edinburgh 50-46 Middlesbrough
30/04 Canterbury 45-51 Exeter
24/04 Boston 45-51 Weymouth
22/04 Glasgow 62-34 Stoke
19/04 Weymouth 58-38 Boston
16/04 Stoke 55-41 Glasgow
14/04 Middlesbrough 55-41 Edinburgh
11/04 Exeter 70-26 Canterbury

Quarter Finals

Date Team One Score Team Two
15/08 Exeter 64-32 Rye House
14/08 Rye House 55-41 Exeter
23/07 Berwick 45-50 Newcastle
19/07 Weymouth 65-31 Glasgow
03/07 Mildenhall 67-25 Middlesbrough
27/06 Newcastle 53-42 Berwick
11/06 Glasgow 41-54 Weymouth
09/06 Middlesbrough 47-49 Mildenhall

Semi Finals

Date Team One Score Team Two
02/10 Mildenhall 66-30 Exeter
12/09 Exeter 74-21 Mildenhall
12/09 Newcastle 54-42 Weymouth
02/08 Weymouth 55-41 Newcastle

Final

Date Team One Score Team Two
11/10 Weymouth 52-44 Exeter
10/10 Exeter 52-43 Weymouth

See also

List of United Kingdom Speedway League Champions

References

  1. ^ "About - Exeter Speedway 1983". MyWeb.Tiscali.co.uk. Retrieved 21 August 2012.
  2. ^ "Historic league tables". Speedway Archive.
  3. ^ Oakes, P.(2006). Speedway Star Almanac. ISBN 0-9552376-1-0
  4. ^ "1983 National League Knockout Cup". Speedway archive.