The 2013 Premier League season was the second division of British speedway.

Summary

The season took place between March and October 2013. The Scunthorpe Scorpions were the defending champions after winning in 2012. After finishing as runners-up the previous season, the Somerset Rebels went one better in 2013 and ended up being declared the Premier League Champions.

Team Lineups

Berwick Bandits

Edinburgh Monarchs

Glasgow Tigers

Ipswich Witches

Leicester Lions

Newcastle Diamonds

Plymouth Devils

Redcar Bears

Rye House Rockets

Scunthorpe Scorpions

Sheffield Tigers

Somerset Rebels

Workington Comets

League table

Pos Club M Home Away F A +/- Pts
3W 2W D L 4W 3W D 1L L
1 Somerset Rebels 24 10 1 0 1 3 2 2 2 3 1218 951 56
2 Ipswich Witches 24 10 1 0 1 2 1 4 4 1 1193 987 55
3 Newcastle Diamonds 24 10 0 2 0 2 3 1 3 3 1207 973 54
4 Edinburgh Monarchs 24 10 0 0 2 2 2 2 3 3 1172 1003 51
5 Workington Comets 24 7 3 0 2 2 2 2 1 5 1139 1056 46
6 Redcar Bears 24 6 2 2 2 4 1 0 2 5 1078 1068 45
7 Leicester Lions 24 5 5 0 2 3 1 0 1 7 1079 1103 41
8 Scunthorpe Scorpions 24 4 5 2 1 0 2 1 4 5 1080 1075 36
9 Rye House Rockets 24 4 2 3 3 0 3 0 3 6 1050 1115 31
10 Berwick Bandits 24 5 3 0 4 0 1 0 1 10 1025 1150 25
11 Plymouth Devils 24 3 1 1 7 0 2 1 1 8 994 1190 21
12 Sheffield Tigers 24 3 1 2 6 0 0 1 1 10 958 1220 16
13 Glasgow Tigers 24 1 2 2 7 0 0 0 0 12 945 1247 9

Home: 3W = Home win by 7 points or more; 2W = Home win by between 1 and 6 points
Away: 4W = Away win by 7 points or more; 3W = Away win by between 1 and 6 points; 1L = Away loss by 6 points or less
M = Meetings; D = Draws; L = Losses; F = Race points for; A = Race points against; +/- = Race points difference; Pts = Total Points

Final Leading averages

[1]

Rider Team Average
England Craig Cook Edinburgh 10.52
England Ben Barker Ipswich 9.44
England Richie Worrall Newcastle 8.64
Denmark Mikkel Bech Jensen Plymouth 8.41
Sweden Magnus Karlsson Leicester 8.40
England Joe Screen Glasgow 8.15
England Oliver Allen Rye House 8.09
Netherlands Theo Pijper Edinburgh 7.70
Australia Redcar 7.58
Australia Kevin Doolan Leicester 7.51

Premier League Knockout Cup

The 2013 Premier League Knockout Cup was the 46th edition of the Knockout Cup for tier two teams. Somerset Rebels were the winners of the competition.[2]

First Round

Date Team One Score Team Two
28/04 Newcastle 42-30 Plymouth
27/04 Workington 61-29 Ipswich
26/04 Plymouth 44-46 Newcastle
25/04 Ipswich 55-35 Workington
21/04 Glasgow 52-38 Rye House
20/04 Rye House 63-26 Glasgow
18/04 Redcar 45-44 Berwick
13/04 Leicester 46-44 Edinburgh
13/04 Berwick 44-46 Redcar
12/04 Edinburgh 58-31 Leicester

Quarter Finals

Date Team One Score Team Two
05/07 Somerset 48-41 Workington
16/06 Newcastle 44-46 Edinburgh
16/06 Workington 48-42 Somerset
14/06 Edinburgh 44-45 Newcastle
14/06 Scunthorpe 41-49 Redcar
13/06 Redcar 50-40 Scunthorpe
16/05 Sheffield 42-48 Rye House
11/05 Rye House 52-38 Sheffield

Semi Finals

Date Team One Score Team Two
31/08 Rye House 55-35 Redcar
30/08 Edinburgh 49-41 Somerset
27/08 Somerset 49-41 Edinburgh
11/07 Redcar 48-42 Rye House
20/09
replay
Edinburgh 48-42 Somerset
18/09
replay
Somerset 58-32 Edinburgh

Final

Date Team One Score Team Two
27/09 Somerset 59-31 Rye House
06/10 Rye House 46-44 Somerset

See also

List of United Kingdom Speedway League Champions

References

  1. ^ "Greensheet Averages" (PDF). Speedway GB.
  2. ^ "2013 Premier League Knockout Cup". Speedway archive.