The 1990 British League season was the 26th season of the British League, the top tier of speedway in the UK since 1965.[1]

Summary

Reading Racers won the league.[2]

Final table

Team PL W D L BP Pts
Reading Racers 32 19 3 10 13 54
Wolverhampton Wolves 32 17 5 10 10 49
Belle Vue Aces 32 19 2 11 7 47
Oxford Cheetahs 32 17 2 13 10 46
Bradford Dukes 32 16 1 15 8 41
Swindon Robins 32 15 2 15 8 41
Cradley Heath Heathens 32 12 1 19 7 32
Coventry Bees 32 10 3 19 7 30
King's Lynn Stars 32 7 5 20 2 21

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

Leading averages

Rider Team Average
Denmark Hans Nielsen Oxford 10.36
Denmark Jan O. Pedersen Cradley Heath 9.37
England Jeremy Doncaster Reading 9.09
England Kelvin Tatum Coventry 8.93
United States Sam Ermolenko Sheffield 8.87
United States Ronnie Correy Sheffield 8.85
Australia Todd Wiltshire Reading 8.77
England Simon Cross Cradley 8.73
England Marvyn Cox Bradford 8.63
Sweden Jimmy Nilsen Swindon 8.57

British League Knockout Cup

The 1990 British League Knockout Cup was the 52nd edition of the Knockout Cup for tier one teams. Reading Racers were the winners.[3]

First Round

Date Team One Score Team Two
04/04 Coventry 45-45 Oxford
18/05 Oxford 44-46 Coventry

Quarter Finals

Date Team One Score Team Two
21/07 Coventry 37-53 Swindon
11/07 Cradley Heath 45-45 Bradford
14/07 Bradford 54-36 Cradley Heath
07/07 Swindon 56-34 Coventry
15/06 Belle Vue 61-29 Wolverhampton
21/05 Wolverhampton 34-56 Belle Vue
23/04 Reading 54-36 King's Lynn
21/04 King's Lynn 47-42 Reading

Semi Finals

Date Team One Score Team Two
20/09 Swindon 50-40 Bradford
13/09 Bradford 51-39 Swindon
27/07 Belle Vue 57-33 Reading
16/07 Reading 53-36 Belle Vue

Final

Date Team One Score Team Two
08/10 Reading 51-39 Bradford
13/10 Bradford 43-47 Reading

See also

List of United Kingdom Speedway League Champions

References

  1. ^ "Historic league tables". Speedway Archive.
  2. ^ "1990 league tables". Speedway GB.
  3. ^ "1990 British League Knockout Cup". Speedway archive.