2005 Premier League speedway season

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2005 Premier League speedway season
League Premier League
Season 2005
Champions Rye House Rockets
Knockout Cup King's Lynn Stars
Division/s above 2005 Elite League
Division/s below 2005 Conference League

The 2005 Premier League speedway season was the second division of speedway in the United Kingdom and governed by the Speedway Control Board (SCB), in conjunction with the British Speedway Promoters' Association (BSPA).

Season summary[edit]

The League consisted of 15 teams for the 2005 season.

Two fixtures, Hull Vikings v Glasgow Tigers and Hull Vikings v King's Lynn Stars, were not ridden due to Hull being evicted from their track.

The League was run on a standard format with no play-offs.

Final table[edit]

M W D L F A Pts Bon Tot
Rye House Rockets 28 20 1 2 1448 1133 41 12 53
Berwick Bandits 28 19 0 9 1371 1208 38 11 49
Sheffield Tigers 28 16 0 12 1361 1249 32 11 43
King's Lynn Stars 27 27 0 10 1305 1185 34 7 41
Edinburgh Monarchs 28 15 1 12 1323 1263 31 10 41
Isle of Wight Islanders 28 15 1 12 1363 1237 31 8 39
Workington Comets 28 14 2 12 1282 1287 30 7 37
Newcastle Diamonds 28 14 2 12 1251 1338 30 5 35
Exeter Falcons 28 13 0 15 1262.5 1342.5 26 6 32
Reading Racers 28 12 0 16 1281 1310 24 4 28
Somerset Rebels 28 11 0 17 1250 1317 22 6 28
Glasgow Tigers 27 11 0 16 1243 1241 22 5 27
Hull Vikings 26 11 0 15 1129.5 1257.5 22 5 27
Stoke Potters 28 11 0 17 1230 1347 22 4 26
Newport Wasps 28 5 1 22 1097 1482 11 2 13

Leading averages[edit]

Rider Team Average
Slovenia Matej Žagar Reading 10.43
Czech Republic Tomáš Topinka Kings Lynn 9.93
England Carl Stonehewer Workington 9.89
Australia Craig Boyce Isle of Wight 9.81
Australia Shane Parker Glasgow 9.74
Sweden Magnus Zetterström Somerset 9.38
England Sean Wilson Sheffield 9.21
England Andre Compton Sheffield 9.08
England Stuart Robson Rye House 9.03
England Oliver Allen Kings Lynn 9.03

Premier League Knockout Cup[edit]

The 2005 Premier League Knockout Cup was the 38th edition of the Knockout Cup for tier two teams. King's Lynn Stars were the winners of the competition.[1]

First Round[edit]

Date Team One Score Team Two
26/05 Sheffield 51-39 Isle of Wight
07/06 Isle of Wight 55-34 Sheffield
29/05 Glasgow 56-34 Hull
13/07 Hull 44-46 Glasgow
03/06 Edinburgh 47-43 Rye House
04/06 Rye House 57-33 Edinburgh
03/06 Somerset 44-46 Workington
04/06 Workington 47-43 Somerset
05/06 Newcastle 53-36 Kings Lynn
29/06 Kings Lynn 58-32 Newcastle
06/06 Reading 54-36 Newport
17/07 Newport 39-51 Reading
12/06 Stoke 42-48 Berwick
29/06 Berwick 56-34 Stoke

Quarter Finals[edit]

Date Team One Score Team Two
16/07 Berwick 49-41 Workington
17/07 Workington 42-48 Berwick
16/07 Rye House 48-42 Glasgow
24/07 Glasgow 33-57 Rye House
18/07 Exeter 45-45 Kings Lynn
20/07 Kings Lynn 63-27 Exeter
28/07 Isle Of Wight 46-44 Reading
08/08 Reading 51-33 Isle Of Wight

Semi Finals[edit]

Date Team One Score Team Two
03/09 Berwick 45-44 Kings Lynn
07/09 Kings Lynn 56-34 Berwick
05/09 Reading 43-47 Rye House
24/09 Rye House 65-25 Reading

Final[edit]

Date Team One Score Team Two
21/10 Kings Lynn 63-27 Rye House
22/10 Rye House 56-34 Kings Lynn

See also[edit]

List of United Kingdom Speedway League Champions

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2005 Premier League Knockout Cup". Speedway archive.