The National League was the second tier of British speedway racing in 1989.[1]

Summary

The champions that year were Poole Pirates.[2]

Final table

Team PL W D L Pts
Poole Pirates 34 26 1 7 53
Wimbledon Dons 34 23 2 9 48
Berwick Bandits 34 23 0 11 46
Ipswich Witches 34 23 0 11 46
Exeter Falcons 34 19 1 14 39
Hackney Kestrels 34 19 1 14 39
Eastbourne Eagles 34 19 0 15 38
Edinburgh Monarchs 34 19 0 15 38
Glasgow Tigers 34 17 0 17 34
Stoke Potters 34 16 1 17 33
Peterborough Panthers 34 16 0 18 32
Arena Essex Hammers 34 14 2 18 30
Middlesbrough Tigers 34 14 0 20 28
Rye House Rockets 34 13 0 21 26
Newcastle Diamonds 34 11 2 21 24
Mildenhall Fen Tigers 34 10 1 23 21
Long Eaton Invaders 34 10 1 23 21
Milton Keynes Knights 34 7 2 25 16

Leading averages

Rider Team Average
Steve Schofield Hackney 10.50
Andy Galvin Hackney 9.95
Todd Wiltshire Wimbledon 9.94
David Blackburn Berwick 9.78
Nigel Crabtree Stoke 9.77
Steve Regeling Exeter 9.74
Kenny McKinna Glasgow 9.71
Mark Loram Ipswich 9.65
Chris Louis Ipswich 9.65
Gordon Kennett Eastbourne 9.60
Mark Courtney Berwick 9.52

National League Knockout Cup

The 1989 National League Knockout Cup was the 22nd edition of the Knockout Cup for tier two teams. Berwick Bandits were the winners of the competition.[3]

First Round

Date Team One Score Team Two
10/04 Exeter 62-34 Rye House
09/04 Rye House 57-39 Exeter
09/04 Newcastle 43-52 Berwick
08/04 Berwick 65-30 Newcastle

Second Round

Date Team One Score Team Two
26/05 Hackney 42-54 Poole
17/05 Wimbledon 59-37 Milton Keynes
16/05 Milton Keynes 43-53 Wimbledon
16/05 Poole 66-33 Hackney
15/05 Exeter 52-44 Stoke
14/05 Eastbourne 64-32 Glasgow
14/05 Mildenhall 45-51 Peterborough
13/05 Berwick 69-27 Long Eaton
13/05 Stoke 51-45 Exeter
12/05 Glasgow 48-48 Eastbourne
12/05 Peterborough 63-33 Mildenhall
10/05 Long Eaton 43-53 Berwick
06/05 Arena Essex 57-39 Edinburgh
05/05 Edinburgh 60-36 Arena Essex
04/05 Middlesbrough 47-49 Ipswich
24/03 Ipswich 60-36 Middlesbrough

Quarter Finals

Date Team One Score Team Two
05/07 Wimbledon 52-44 Ipswich
04/07 Poole 60-36 Eastbourne
03/07 Exeter 58-38 Berwick
02/07 Eastbourne 43-53 Poole
02/07 Edinburgh 63-33 Peterborough
01/07 Berwick 58-38 Exeter
30/06 Peterborough 64-32 Edinburgh
22/06 Ipswich 48-48 Wimbledon
24/07
replay
Exeter 52-43 Berwick
22/07
replay
Berwick 58-38 Exeter

Semi Finals

Date Team One Score Team Two
15/08 Poole 62-33 Wimbledon
13/08 Peterborough 59-37 Berwick
09/08 Wimbledon 48-48 Poole
05/08 Berwick 61-35 Peterborough

Final

Date Team One Score Team Two
16/09 Berwick 63-33 Poole
12/09 Poole 50-46 Berwick

See also

List of United Kingdom Speedway League Champions

References

  1. ^ "Historic league tables". Speedway Archive.
  2. ^ Oakes, P.(2006). Speedway Star Almanac. ISBN 0-9552376-1-0
  3. ^ "1989 National League Knockout Cup". Speedway archive.