The 2002 Premier League speedway season was the second division of speedway in the United Kingdom and governed by the Speedway Control Board (SCB), in conjunction with the British Speedway Promoters' Association (BSPA).[1]

Season summary

The League consisted of 17 teams for the 2002 season with the addition of two teams, the Rye House Rockets and the Somerset Rebels from the Conference League. The League was run on a standard format with no play-offs.[2]

Final table

M W D L F A Pts Bon Tot
Sheffield Tigers 32 20 1 11 1612 1267 41 15 56
Newcastle Diamonds 32 21 1 10 1501 1364 43 13 56
Isle of Wight Islanders 32 21 1 10 1541 1329 43 15 55
Berwick Bandits 32 17 3 12 1520 1360 37 12 49
Hull Vikings 32 19 0 13 1444 1419 38 11 49
Swindon Robins 32 17 2 13 1473 1408 36 10 46
Stoke Potters 32 17 1 14 1453 1423 35 8 43
Reading Racers 32 17 0 15 1427 1448 34 7 41
Edinburgh Monarchs 32 14 4 14 1425 1450 35 8 40
Exeter Falcons 32 14 0 18 1463 1415 28 10 38
Arena Essex Hammers 32 13 3 15 1417 1456 29 6 35
Newport Wasps 32 13 2 17 1394 1472 28 6 34
Rye House Rockets 32 13 2 17 1373 1496 28 5 33
Trelawny Tigers 32 13 1 18 1343 1539 27 4 31
Workington Comets 32 12 3 17 1368 1518 27 3 30
Somerset Rebels 32 9 2 21 1344 1536 20 4 24
Glasgow Tigers 32 9 0 23 1335 1533 18 2 20

Leading averages

Rider Team Average
England Sean Wilson Sheffield 10.17
England Carl Stonehewer Workington 10.08
Australia Adam Shields Isle of Wight 9.85
England Isle of Wight 9.53
England Paul Fry Swindon 9.46
Czech Republic Marián Jirout Somerset 9.31
England Berwick 9.24
England Leigh Lanham Arena Essex 9.19
England Edinburgh 9.17
England Chris Harris Trewlany 9.13

Premier League Knockout Cup

The 2002 Premier League Knockout Cup was the 35th edition of the Knockout Cup for tier two teams. Sheffield Tigers were the winners of the competition.[3]

First Round

Date Team One Score Team Two
20/04 Rye House 53-37 Somerset
10/05 Somerset 45-45 Rye House

Second Round

Date Team One Score Team Two
27/05 Reading 47-43 Arena Essex
31/05 Arena Essex 48-42 Reading
30/05 Sheffield 55-36 Isle of Wight
28/05 Isle of Wight 46-44 Sheffield
02/06 Glasgow 48-42 Workington
01/06 Workington 41-49 Glasgow
27/05 Newcastle 53-37 Trelawny
28/05 Trelawny 46-43 Newcastle
01/06 Stoke 49-41 Exeter
27/05 Exeter 46-44 Stoke
24/04 Hull 54-36 Berwick
20/04 Berwick 52-38 Hull
01/06 Rye House 46-44 Swindon
30/05 Swindon 45-45 Rye House
02/06 Newport 49-41 Edinburgh
31/05 Edinburgh 49-41 Newport
20/07
replay
Newport 54-36 Edinburgh
05/07
replay
Edinburgh 49-41 Newport

Quarter Finals

Date Team One Score Team Two
29/08 Sheffield 61-39 Glasgow
12/08 Glasgow 44-46 Sheffield
29/07 Newcastle 57-33 Stoke
31/08 Stoke 49-41 Newcastle
31/07 Hull 45-45 Rye House
28/07 Rye House 44-46 Hull
28/07 Newport 48-41 Arena Essex
02/08 Arena Essex 45-45 Newport

Semi Finals

Date Team One Score Team Two
03/10 Sheffield 63-27 Newcastle
30/09 Newcastle 53-37 Sheffield
18/09 Hull 51-39 Newport
29/09 Newport 50-40 Hull

Final

Date Team One Score Team Two
24/10 Sheffield 56-34 Hull
16/10 Hull 49-41 Sheffield

See also

List of United Kingdom Speedway League Champions

External links

References

  1. ^ "2002 tables". Speedway GB.
  2. ^ "Final tables". Speedway archive.
  3. ^ "2002 Premier League Knockout Cup". Speedway archive.