1984 National League season

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1984 National League season
LeagueNational League
Season1984
ChampionsLong Eaton Invaders
No. of competitors16
Knockout CupHackney Kestrels
Division/s above1984 British League

The 1984 National League was contested as the second division of Speedway in the United Kingdom.

Summary[edit]

The title was won by the Long Eaton Invaders who finished just one point clear of the Mildenhall Fen Tigers.[1]

Final table[edit]

Team PL W D L Pts
Long Eaton Invaders 30 21 1 8 43
Mildenhall Fen Tigers 30 19 4 7 42
Stoke Potters 30 17 3 10 37
Hackney Kestrels 30 16 0 14 32
Berwick Bandits 30 15 1 14 31
Boston Barracudas 30 15 1 14 31
Milton Keynes Knights 30 14 1 15 29
Rye House Rockets 30 14 0 16 28
Middlesbrough Tigers 30 13 2 15 28
Scunthorpe Saints 30 13 2 15 28
Glasgow Tigers 30 13 2 15 28
Canterbury Crusaders 30 13 1 16 27
Weymouth Wildcats 30 13 0 17 26
Arena Essex Hammers 30 11 3 16 25
Peterborough Panthers 30 12 0 18 24
Edinburgh Monarchs 30 10 1 19 21

Leading averages[edit]

Rider Team Average
Steve Lawson Glasgow 10.38
Martin Yeates Weymouth 10.35
Steve McDermott Berwick 9.97
Tom Owen Stoke 9.86
Steve Wilcock Middlesbrough 9.71
Nigel Crabtree Stoke 9.56
Bobby Beaton Edinburgh 9.30
Bruce Cribb Berwick 9.24
Alun Rossiter Weymouth 9.23
Carl Baldwin Mildenhall 9.11
Mark Fiora Edinburgh 9.10

National League Knockout Cup[edit]

The 1984 National League Knockout Cup was the 17th edition of the Knockout Cup for tier two teams. Hackney Kestrels were the winners of the competition.[2]

First Round[edit]

Date Team One Score Team Two
08/06 Peterborough 48-30 Arena Essex
31/05 Arena Essex 41-37 Peterborough
11/05 Peterborough 42-36 Arena Essex
26/04 Arena Essex 42-36 Peterborough
26/04 Middlesbrough 52-26 Scunthorpe
22/04 Boston 40-38 Edinburgh
21/04 Berwick 44-34 Glasgow
21/04 Stoke 39-38 Long Eaton
20/04 Edinburgh 46-32 Boston
20/04 Glasgow 33-44 Berwick
18/04 Long Eaton 45-33 Stoke
17/04 Weymouth 34-44 Canterbury
16/04 Scunthorpe 43-35 Middlesbrough
15/04 Mildenhall 44-34 Milton Keynes
15/04 Rye House 36-42 Hackney
14/04 Canterbury 39-39 Weymouth
13/04 Hackney 53-25 Rye House
10/04 Milton Keynes 41-37 Mildenhall

Quarter Finals[edit]

Date Team One Score Team Two
28/07 Canterbury 44-34 Peterborough
20/07 Edinburgh 35-43 Berwick
20/07 Peterborough 47-30 Canterbury
18/05 Hackney 51-27 Mildenhall
17/05 Middlesbrough 55-23 Long Eaton
13/05 Mildenhall 44-34 Hackney
05/05 Berwick 43-35 Edinburgh
02/05 Long Eaton 48-30 Middlesbrough

Semi Finals[edit]

Date Team One Score Team Two
07/09 Peterborough 53-25 Hackney
27/08 Hackney 54-24 Peterborough
26/07 Middlesbrough 41-37 Berwick
21/07 Berwick 46-31 Middlesbrough

Final[edit]

Date Team One Score Team Two
29/09 Berwick 40-37 Hackney
21/09 Hackney 46-32 Berwick

See also[edit]

List of United Kingdom Speedway League Champions

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Historic league tables". Speedway Archive.
  2. ^ "1984 National League Knockout Cup". Speedway archive.
  • Oakes, Peter (1991) The Complete History of the British League, Front Page Books, ISBN 0-948882-07-7, p. 17 (Division Two section)