The 2011 season of the National League, the third tier of British speedway was contested by ten teams, with Scunthorpe & Sheffield Saints winning the play-offs to become champions.[1]

2011 Teams

Final table

Team PL W D L BP Pts
Stoke Potters 18 13 0 5 17 43
Scunthorpe & Sheffield Saints 18 11 0 7 14 36
Belle Vue Colts 18 11 0 7 13 35
Mildenhall Fen Tigers 18 11 2 5 11 35
Hackney Hawks 18 8 0 10 12 28
King's Lynn Young Stars 18 8 1 9 9 26
Dudley Heathens 18 8 1 9 8 25
Buxton Hitmen 18 6 0 12 9 21
Isle of Wight Islanders 18 6 1 11 3 16
Newport Hornets 18 5 1 12 4 15

PL = Matches; W = Wins; D = Draws; L = Losses; BP = Bonus Pts Pts = Total Points

SCORING SYSTEM Home loss by any number of points = 0 Home draw = 1 Home win by between 1 and 6 points = 2 Home win by 7 points or more = 3 Away loss by 7 points or more = 0 Away loss by 6 points or less = 1 Away draw = 2 Away win by between 1 and 6 points = 3 Away win by 7 points or more = 4

Play Offs

Top four teams race off in two-legged semi-finals and final to decide championship.[2] The winner was Scunthorpe & Sheffield Saints who defeated the Mildenhall Fen Tigers in the final.

Semi Finals

Date Team One Score Team Two
14/10 Scunthorpe/Sheffield 51-42 Belle Vue
02/10 Mildenhall 51-40 Stoke
01/10 Stoke 44-46 Mildenhall
28/10 Belle Vue 46-41 Scunthorpe/Sheffield

Final

Date Team One Score Team Two
21/10 Scunthorpe/Sheffield 62-33 Mildenhall
23/10 Mildenhall 59-31 Scunthorpe/Sheffield

Final Leading averages

[3]

Rider Team Average
Kyle Howarth Belle Vue 9.86
Todd Kurtz Newport 9.78
Simon Lambert Stoke 9.45

National League Knockout Cup

The 2011 National League Knockout Cup was the 14th edition of the Knockout Cup for tier three teams. Mildenhall Fen Tigers were the winners.[4] [5]

First Round

Date Team One Score Team Two
11/06 Hackney 42-50 Mildenhall
05/06 Mildenhall 60-32 Hackney
04/06 Stoke 57-35 Buxton
01/06 Belle Vue Colts 39-52 Dudley
17/05 Dudley 45-39 Belle Vue Colts
14/05 Newport Hornets 53-40 Isle Of Wight
10/05 Isle Of Wight 56-38 Newport Hornets
01/05 Buxton 45-44 Stoke

Semi Finals

Date Team One Score Team Two
13/09 Isle Of Wight 44-46 Mildenhall
28/08 Mildenhall 57-37 Isle Of Wight
28/06 Dudley 47-43 Stoke
26/06 Stoke 62-32 Dudley

Final

Date Team One Score Team Two
22/10 Stoke 40-52 Mildenhall
25/09 Mildenhall 51-43 Stoke

See also

List of United Kingdom Speedway League Champions

References