The 2017 National League speedway season was the third tier/division of British speedway.

Summary

The title was won by Belle Vue Colts.[1][2] Eastbourne Eagles finished top of the regular season table.[3]

King's Lynn Young Stars withdrew part way through the season and their results were expunged.

Final league table

Pos Team P W D L 4w 3w D 1L L F A Pts
1 Eastbourne Eagles 20 9 0 1 4 1 1 1 3 981 799 49
2 Belle Vue Colts 20 10 0 0 2 2 1 1 4 1037 749 47
3 Kent Kings 20 10 0 0 2 2 0 3 3 950 814 47
4 Lakeside Hammers 20 10 0 0 0 1 0 3 6 907 865 36
5 Mildenhall Fen Tigers 20 8 1 1 1 1 1 0 7 878 873 34
6 Birmingham Brummies 20 7 1 2 2 0 1 1 6 898 863 33
7 Cradley Heathens 20 7 1 2 2 0 0 1 7 885 893 31
8 Plymouth Devils 20 7 1 2 0 1 0 0 9 848 911 25
9 Stoke Potters 20 5 1 4 1 0 0 0 9 764 932 20
10 Buxton Hitmen 20 4 0 6 0 1 1 1 7 787 978 18
11 Isle of Wight Islanders 20 5 0 5 0 0 0 0 10 751 1009 15

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
                         
Lakeside Hammers 53 21 74  
Belle Vue Colts 37 69 106  
    Belle Vue Colts 33 56 89
  Eastbourne Eagles 45 34 79
Kent Kings 46 27 73
Eastbourne Eagles 44 63 107  

Home team scores are in bold
Overall aggregate scores are in red

Final Leading averages

[4]

Rider Team Average
Dan Bewley Belle Vue Colts 10.67
Steve Boxall Plymouth 10.02
Luke Bowen Kent 9.84

(minimum 10 matches)

National League Knockout Cup

The 2017 National League Knockout Cup was the 20th edition of the Knockout Cup for tier three teams. Eastbourne Eagles were the winners for the third successive year.[5][6]

First Round

Date Team One Score Team Two
01/07 Eastbourne 46-44 Kent
03/06 Stoke 46-44 Buxton
29/05 Kent 42-48 Eastbourne
30/04 Buxton 35-54 Stoke
28/04 Plymouth 51-38 Isle of Wight
27/04 Isle of Wight 43-47 Plymouth

Final Stages

  Quarter Finals Semi Finals Final
                                         
Eastbourne Eagles W/O  
 
  Plymouth Devils 50 25 75  
  Eastbourne Eagles 39 40 79  
Birmingham Brummies 43 41 84
Plymouth Devils 47 49 96  
  Eastbourne Eagles 59 43 102
  Mildenhall Fen Tigers 31 47 78
Mildenhall Fen Tigers 57 41 98  
Stoke Potters 33 49 82  
  Mildenhall Fen Tigers 53 39 92
  Belle Vue Colts 37 51 88  
Belle Vue Colts '59 w/o 59
Cradley Heathens 31 scr 31  

Replay was required in the Quarter Final due to tie
Mildenhall Fen Tigers 50 Stoke Potters 40
Stoke Potters 50 Mildenhall Fen Tigers 40
Mildenhall Fen Tigers 90 Stoke Potters 90

Home team scores are in bold
Overall aggregate scores are in red

See also

List of United Kingdom Speedway League Champions

References