The 1991 British League season was the 27th season of the British League, the top tier of speedway in the UK since 1965.[1]

Summary

Wolverhampton Wolves won the league.[2][3]

Final table

Team PL W D L BP Pts
Wolverhampton Wolves 24 19 1 4 10 49
Bradford Dukes 24 15 4 5 9 43
Cradley Heath Heathens 24 15 1 8 10 41
Belle Vue Aces 24 12 3 9 6 33
Berwick Bandits 24 13 0 11 6 32
Ipswich Witches 24 12 1 11 7 32
Coventry Bees 24 12 0 12 6 30
King's Lynn Stars 24 12 1 11 5 30
Oxford Cheetahs 24 8 3 13 6 25
Poole Pirates 24 8 2 14 5 23
Reading Racers 24 9 0 15 3 21
Eastbourne Eagles 24 6 3 15 3 18
Swindon Robins 24 5 1 18 2 13

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

Leading averages

Rider Team Average
United States Sam Ermolenko Wolverhampton 10.74
Denmark Hans Nielsen Oxford 10.50
England Kelvin Tatum Berwick 9.92
England Gary Havelock Bradford 9.89
Sweden Jimmy Nilsen Berwick 9.63
United States Ronnie Correy Wolverhampton 9.58
Denmark Jan O. Pedersen Cradley Heath 9.54
Australia Andy Grahame Eastbourne 9.44
England Martin Dugard Oxford 9.12
Sweden Henrik Gustafsson Kings Lynn 9.06

British League Knockout Cup

The 1991 British League Knockout Cup was the 53rd edition of the Knockout Cup for tier one teams. Bradford Dukes were the winners.[4][3]

First Round

Date Team One Score Team Two
25/05 Cradley Heath 50-39 Ipswich
22/05 Wimbledon 52-38 Kings Lynn
20/05 Reading 48-42 Poole
16/05 Ipswich 46-44 Cradley Heath
13/05 Wolverhampton 50-40 Oxford
10/05 Oxford 49-41 Wolverhampton
30/04 Poole 47-43 Reading
27/04 Kings Lynn 40-50 Wimbledon
27/04 Swindon 46-44 Belle Vue
26/04 Belle Vue 55-35 Swindon
26/04 Berwick 47-43 Coventry
20/04 Coventry 46-44 Berwick

Quarter Finals

Date Team One Score Team Two
07/09 Cradley Heath 50-39 Reading
02/09 Reading 46-43 Cradley Heath
02/08 Berwick 43-47 Bradford
02/08 Eastbourne 50-40 Reading
16/07 Bradford 50-40 Berwick
01/07 Reading 56-34 Eastbourne
14/06 Belle Vue 44-46 Wolverhampton
10/06 Wolverhampton 42.5-47.5 Belle Vue

Semi Finals

Date Team One Score Team Two
11/10 Belle Vue 51-39 Bradford
05/10 Bradford 56-34 Belle Vue
? Reading 46-43 Cradley
? Cradley 50-39 Reading

Final

Date Team One Score Team Two
19/10 Bradford 50-40 Cradley Heath
27/10 Cradley Heath 43-47 Bradford

See also

List of United Kingdom Speedway League Champions

References

  1. ^ "Historic league tables". Speedway Archive.
  2. ^ "1991 league tables". Speedway GB.
  3. ^ a b "1991 Season Review". Cradley Speedway.
  4. ^ "1991 British League Knockout Cup". Speedway archive.