The 2016 National League speedway season was the third tier/division of British speedway.[1]

Summary

The title was won by Birmingham Brummies.[2][3]

Final league table

Pos Team P W D L 4w 3w D 1L L F A Pts
1 Birmingham Brummies 22 10 1 0 9 1 0 1 0 1181 779 71
2 Kent Kings 22 10 0 1 5 1 1 3 1 1098 858 58
3 Eastbourne Eagles 21 11 0 0 4 1 0 2 3 1028 856 54
4 Cradley Heathens 22 10 0 1 3 1 0 0 7 1008 947 45
5 Belle Vue Colts 22 9 0 2 1 2 0 4 4 1004 968 41
6 Mildenhall Fen Tigers 21 9 0 2 1 1 0 3 5 939 914 34
7 King's Lynn Young Stars 20 8 0 2 0 1 0 3 6 896 877 30
8 Isle of Wight Islanders 22 7 0 4 1 1 0 1 8 942 1030 29
9 Rye House Raiders 21 6 0 5 0 0 0 3 7 864 1016 21
10 Coventry Storm 20 2 0 7 1 2 0 0 8 768 966 16
11 Stoke Potters 19 3 0 6 1 0 0 0 9 746 925 13
12 Buxton Hitmen 22 3 0 8 0 1 0 0 10 817 1155 12

League scoring system

  • Home draw = 1
  • Home win by any number of points = 3
  • 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

  Semi Finals Grand Final
                         
Kent 43 38 81  
Eastbourne 47 52 99  
    Eastbourne 50 33 83
  Birmingham 47 57 94
Birmingham 53 47 100
Cradley Heath 37 43 80  

Final Leading averages

[4]

Rider Team Average
Adam Ellis Eastbourne 10.98
Max Clegg Cradley 10.08
Rob Branford Rye House 9.98

National League Knockout Cup

The 2016 National League Knockout Cup was the 19th edition of the Knockout Cup for tier three teams. Eastbourne Eagles were the winners for the second successive year.[5] [6]

First Round

Date Team One Score Team Two
24/04 Mildenhall 48-42 Eastbourne
23/04 Eastbourne 50-38 Mildenhall
24/04 Rye House 37-52 Birmingham
06/04 Birmingham 56-34 Rye House
25/05 Belle Vue 31-35 Stoke
14/05 Stoke 38-52 Belle Vue
02/05 Kent 57-33 Isle of Wight
07/06 Isle of Wight 40-50 Kent

Quarter Finals

Date Team One Score Team Two
06/08 Belle Vue 41-48 Birmingham
06/07 Birmingham 54-36 Belle Vue
20/06 Kent 56-34 Coventry
10/06 Coventry 34-56 Kent
29/05 Buxton 44-44 Cradley
14/05 Stoke 38-52 Belle Vue
13/06 Cradley 46-42 Buxton
26/06 Eastbourne 61-28 King's Lynn
22/07 King's Lynn postponed Eastbourne

Semi Finals

Date Team One Score Team Two
15/10 Eastbourne 62-27 Cradley
27/09 Cradley 44-46 Eastbourne
12/09 Kent 36-54 Birmingham
07/09 Birmingham 49-41 Kent

Final

Date Team One Score Team Two
19/10 Birmingham 48-42 Eastbourne
30/10 Eastbourne 52-38 Birmingham

See also

List of United Kingdom Speedway League Champions

References

  1. ^ "Table". Speedway GB.
  2. ^ "2016 Play offs". Speedway GB.
  3. ^ "2016 CHAMPIONS - PICTURE SPECIAL". Birmingham Brummies.
  4. ^ "2016 Averages" (PDF). Speedway GB.
  5. ^ "National League Knockout Cup Winners". Speedway Archive.
  6. ^ "2016 National League Knockout Cup". Speedway Archive.