1995 Premier League speedway season

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1995 Premier League speedway season
League Premier League
Season 1995
Champions Eastbourne Eagles
Knockout Cup Bradford Dukes
Division/s below 1995 Academy League

The 1995 Premier League season was the first for the new league, and the first of two seasons in which British speedway was competed as a single division, with the Elite League commencing later in 1997.[1]

Summary[edit]

Eastbourne Eagles won the title.[2]

Final table[edit]

Team PL W D L BP Pts
Eastbourne Eagles 40 28 3 9 18 77
Bradford Dukes 40 25 2 13 17 69
Cradley Heath Heathens 40 25 1 14 17 68
Peterborough Panthers 40 25 0 15 12 62
Wolverhampton Wolves 40 23 0 17 14 60
Ipswich Witches 40 23 0 17 13 59
Glasgow Tigers 40 21 1 18 14 57
Belle Vue Aces 40 20 1 19 14 55
Edinburgh Monarchs 40 20 4 16 10 54
Arena Essex Hammers 40 21 0 19 10 52
Swindon Robins 40 20 3 17 9 52
Poole Pirates 40 18 2 20 9 47
Reading Racers 40 17 4 19 9 47
Sheffield Tigers 40 19 0 21 9 47
Coventry Bees 40 17 1 22 8 43
Hull Vikings 40 17 2 21 4 40
Oxford Cheetahs 40 16 1 23 6 39
Long Eaton Invaders 40 14 4 22 7 39
King's Lynn Stars 40 14 4 22 6 38
Middlesbrough Bears 40 10 2 28 2 24
Exeter Falcons 40 8 3 29 2 21

M = Matches; W = Wins; D = Draws; L = Losses; Pts = Total Points

Leading averages[edit]

Rider Team Average
United States Billy Hamill Cradley Heath 10.91
England Joe Screen Bradford 10.82
England Chris Louis Ipswich 10.52
Sweden Peter Karlsson Wolverhampton 10.50
Australia Jason Crump Poole 10.44
United States Greg Hancock Cradley Heath 10.42
United States Sam Ermolenko Wolverhampton 10.37
England Gary Havelock Bradford 10.25
England Martin Dugard Eastbourne 10.22
Australia Craig Boyce Swindon 9.99
Australia Leigh Adams Arena Essex 9.96
Norway Lars Gunnestad Poole 9.94
England Mark Loram Exeter 9.78
Denmark Brian Andersen Coventry 9.53
England Dean Barker Eastbourne 9.35
Australia Jason Lyons Belle Vue 9.06
United States Bobby Ott Kings Lynn 8.98
England Paul Thorp Hull 8.97
England David Norris Reading 8.90
Australia Ryan Sullivan Peterborough 8.85

Premier League Knockout Cup[edit]

The 1995 Premier League Knockout Cup was the 57th edition of the Knockout Cup for tier one teams but the first to be known as the Premier League Knockout Cup. Bradford Dukes were the winners of the competition.[3]

First Round[edit]

Date Team One Score Team Two
21/04 Peterborough 64-42 Ipswich
20/04 Ipswich 65-44 Peterborough
22/04 Eastbourne 52-54 Arena Essex
21/04 Arena Essex 56-53 Eastbourne
23/04 Glasgow 63-43 Middlesbrough
27/04 Middlesbrough 43-64 Glasgow
18/05 Sheffield 63-43 Long Eaton
19/04 Long Eaton 54-52 Sheffield
21/04 Oxford 72-36 Poole
19/04 Poole 54-51 Oxford

Second Round[edit]

Date Team One Score Team Two
20/07 Ipswich 52-56 Reading
17/07 Reading 46-59 Ipswich
15/07 Bradford 70-38 Wolverhampton
05/07 Kings Lynn 55-53 Coventry
17/06 Coventry 65-43 Kings Lynn
14/06 Cradley Heath 59-53 Glasgow
09/06 Edinburgh 46-61 Hull
05/06 Exeter 47-57 Swindon
05/06 Wolverhampton 58-46 Bradford
04/06 Glasgow 54-53 Cradley Heath
03/06 Swindon 55-50 Exeter
31/05 Hull 59-49 Edinburgh
02/06 Belle Vue 68-36 Sheffield
01/06 Sheffield 61-46 Belle Vue
02/06 Arena Essex 58-48 Oxford
29/05 Oxford 58.5-47.5 Arena Essex

Quarter Finals[edit]

Date Team One Score Team Two
10/08 Ipswich 57-50 Coventry
05/08 Bradford 72-35 Hull
26/07 Coventry 58-49 Ipswich
26/07 Hull 54-41 Bradford
22/07 Cradley Heath 61-47 Oxford
22/07 Swindon 57-50 Belle Vue
21/07 Belle Vue 68-38 Swindon
21/07 Oxford 54-52 Cradley Heath

Semi Finals[edit]

Date Team One Score Team Two
13/09 Coventry 52-55 Bradford
02/09 Bradford 58-50 Coventry
19/08 Cradley Heath 49-57 Belle Vue
18/08 Belle Vue 59-48 Cradley Heath

Final[edit]

Date Team One Score Team Two
16/09 Bradford 68-39 Belle Vue
22/09 Belle Vue 58-43 Bradford

See also[edit]

List of United Kingdom Speedway League Champions

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Historic league tables". Speedway Archive. 
  2. ^ "1995 league tables". Speedway GB. 
  3. ^ "1995 Premier League Knockout Cup". Speedway archive.