The Elite League is the top division of speedway in the United Kingdom and governed by the Speedway Control Bureau (SCB), in conjunction with the British Speedway Promoters' Association (BSPA).[1]

Season summary

In 2007, the league consisted of eleven teams for the start of the season. However on 31 May, the Oxford Cheetahs issued a statement explaining their resignation[2] from the league. Their results were expunged from the table and the season was completed with ten teams.[3]

Final table

M W D L W D L F A Pts BP Tot
1 Coventry Bees 36 16 1 1 12 0 6 1819 1463 57 16 73
2 Swindon Robins 36 18 0 0 8 1 9 1853.5 1451.5 53 14 67
3 Peterborough Panthers 36 18 0 0 7 1 10 1757 1501 51 12 63
4 Poole Pirates 36 16 1 1 6 0 12 1761 1514 45 13 58
5 Lakeside Hammers 36 13 1 4 3 1 14 1605 1690 34 8 42
6 Wolverhampton Wolves 36 13 1 4 3 0 15 1602 1685 33 8 41
7 Eastbourne Eagles 36 12 1 5 0 1 17 1624.5 1676.5 26 7 33
8 Reading Racers 36 10 0 8 1 1 16 1497 1779 23 3 26
9 Ipswich Witches 36 9 1 8 0 1 17 1464 1809 20 5 25
10 Belle Vue Aces 36 8 0 10 1 0 17 1439 1853 18 4 22

Play-offs

Semi-Final decided over one leg. Grand FInal decided by aggregate scores over two legs.

Semi finals

Final

Leading averages

Rider Team Average
Australia Leigh Adams Swindon 10.77
Australia Jason Crump Poole 10.71
Denmark Nicki Pedersen Eastbourne 10.55
Denmark Hans Andersen Peterborough 10.38
Denmark Bjarne Pedersen Poole 9.96
England Scott Nicholls Coventry 9.60
United States Greg Hancock Reading 9.54
Sweden Peter Karlsson Wolverhampton 9.22
England Chris Harris Coventry 8.90
Australia Davey Watt Eastbourne 8.52

Elite League Knockout Cup

The 2007 Elite League Knockout Cup was the 69th edition of the Knockout Cup for tier one teams. Coventry Bees were the winners of the competition.[4]

First Round

Date Team One Score Team Two
04/05 Lakeside 50-40 Belle Vue
30/04 Belle Vue 47-46 Lakeside
16/04 Wolverhampton 51-42 Reading
13/04 Oxford 45-45 Ipswich
13/04 Reading 56-34 Wolverhampton
12/04 Ipswich 52-38 Oxford

Quarter Finals

Date Team One Score Team Two
15/09 Eastbourne 41-49 Lakeside
14/09 Lakeside 59-33 Eastbourne
13/09 Swindon 55-37 Reading
16/08 Ipswich 49-44 Reading
13/07 Reading Racers 53-40 Ipswich
09/07 Coventry 53-40 Poole
14/06 Swindon 63-27 Peterborough

Semi Finals

Date Team One Score Team Two
15/10 Reading Racers 38-54 Swindon
06/10 Lakeside 45-45 Coventry
05/10 Coventry 52-41 Lakeside
19/09 Poole 31-44 Coventry

Final

Date Team One Score Team Two
26/10 Coventry 53-40 Swindon
25/10 Swindon 45-45 Coventry

See also

List of United Kingdom Speedway League Champions

References

  1. ^ "Historic league tables". Speedway Archive.
  2. ^ "Oxford Speedway Resignation". BSPA. Retrieved 2007-06-29.
  3. ^ "2007 league tables". Speedway GB.
  4. ^ "2007 Elite League Knockout Cup". Speedway archive.

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