2010 Elite League speedway season

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2010 Elite League speedway season
LeagueSky Sports Elite League
Season2010
ChampionsCoventry Bees
Knockout CupPoole Pirates
Pairs ChampionshipCoventry Bees
Elite ShieldWolverhampton Wolves
Riders ChampionshipSweden Freddie Lindgren
Highest averageSweden Freddie Lindgren
(10.36)
Division/s below2010 Premier League
2010 National League

The 2010 Elite League (also known as the Sky Sports Elite League for sponsorship reasons) is the 14th since its establishment in 1997.[1]

Summary[edit]

The first fixtures of the season took place on 29 March and the season ended on 27 October. The Wolverhampton Wolves were the defending champions from 2009.[2]

League table[edit]

Pos Club M Home Away F A +/- Pts
3W 2W D L 4W 3W D 1L L
1 Poole Pirates 32 16 0 0 0 5 2 0 4 5 1667 1278 78
2 Wolverhampton Wolves 31 14 1 0 0 0 3 1 3 9 1472 1392 58
3 Peterborough Panthers 32 12 2 0 2 2 1 0 2 11 1495 1464 53
4 Coventry Bees 32 9 2 1 4 2 4 0 0 10 1469 1475 52
5 Lakeside Hammers 32 11 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 12 1447 1503 48
6 Swindon Robins 31 8 2 0 6 1 2 2 2 8 1436 1438 44
7 Eastbourne Eagles 32 9 3 2 2 0 1 0 3 12 1406 1533 41
8 Belle Vue Aces 32 10 2 1 3 0 1 0 2 13 1413 1539 40
9 Ipswich Witches 32 4 5 0 7 0 0 1 2 13 1386 1569 26
Key:
Championship play-offs
Relegation play-offs

Home: 3W = Home win by 7 points or more; 2W = Home win by between 1 and 6 points
Away: 4W = Away win by 7 points or more; 3W = Away win by between 1 and 6 points; 1L = Away loss by 6 points or less
M = Meetings; D = Draws; L = Losses; F = Race points for; A = Race points against; +/- = Race points difference; Pts = Total Points

Championship play-offs[edit]

Semi-finals[edit]

Leg 1[edit]

Wolverhampton Wolves44.5 – 44.5Poole Pirates
Freddie Lindgren 14.5 report Bjarne Pedersen 10
Referee: Craig Ackroyd

Leg 2[edit]

Poole Pirates53 – 41Wolverhampton Wolves
Bjarne Pedersen 13 Freddie Lindgren 14+1
Referee: Mick Bates
Peterborough Panthers44 - 49Coventry Bees
Krzysztof Buczkowski 14+1 Chris Harris 13
Referee: Jim Lawrence

Grand final[edit]

First leg[edit]

Coventry Bees51 - 39Poole Pirates
Krzysztof Kasprzak 11 Bjarne Pedersen 15
Referee: Daniel Holt
1 Poland Krzysztof Kasprzak 3, 2, 3, X, 3 11
2 Australia Richard Sweetman 1, 1', 1 3+1
3 United Kingdom Ben Barker 0, 3, 0, X 3
4 United Kingdom Edward Kennett 2, 2', 2, 1' 7+2
5 United Kingdom Chris Harris 2', 1', 1', 3, X 7+3
6 United Kingdom Lewis Bridger 3, 2, 1, 2, 2 10
7 Poland Przemyslaw Pawlicki 2', 3, 3, 2 10+1
Manager: Alun Rossiter
1 Australia Chris Holder 2, 0, 3, 2, X 7
2 Australia Darcy Ward X, 1, F, 0 1
3 Poland Artur Mroczka 1, 0, 0 1
4 Denmark Bjarne Pedersen 3, 3, 4^, 3, 2 15
5 Australia Davey Watt 0, 3, 3, X 6
6 Denmark Leon Madsen 0, 0, 1, 3 4
7 Australia Jason Doyle 1, 1, 2, 1, F 5
Manager: Neil Middleditch

Second leg[edit]

Poole Pirates40 (79) - 50 (101)Coventry Bees
Davey Watt 8+1 Przemyslaw Pawlicki 16+1
Referee: Peter Clarke
1 Australia Chris Holder 1, 2, 1, 1, 0 5
2 Australia Darcy Ward 3, 1', 2, 0 6+1
3 Poland Artur Mroczka 2', 0, 0 2+1
4 Denmark Bjarne Pedersen 3, 2, 2, 0, 1 8
5 Australia Davey Watt 3, 2', 3, 0 8+1
6 Denmark Leon Madsen 2, 3, 0, 1, 1 7
7 Australia Jason Doyle 0, 1, 0, 3 4
Manager: Neil Middleditch
1 Poland Krzysztof Kasprzak 2, 3, 2, 3, 3 13
2 Australia Richard Sweetman 0, 1, 1, 1' 3+1
3 United Kingdom Ben Barker 1, 0, 0, 2' 3+1
4 United Kingdom Edward Kennett R/R
5 United Kingdom Chris Harris Fx, 3, 3, 3, 2', 2' 13+2
6 United Kingdom Lewis Bridger 1, 0, 0, 1 2
7 Poland Przemyslaw Pawlicki 3, 2, 1, 3, 2', 2, 3 16+1
8 Australia Aaron Summers Did not ride -
Manager: Alun Rossiter

Coventry were declared Elite League Champions, on Aggregate 101-79.

Leading averages[edit]

[3]

Rider Team Average
Sweden Freddie Lindgren Wolverhampton 10.36
Australia Leigh Adams Swindon 10.28
Denmark Kenneth Bjerre Peterborough 9.95
England Scott Nicholls Ipswich 9.20
England Lee Richardson Lakeside 9.10
Poland Krzysztof Kasprzak Coventry 8.97
Denmark Hans Andersen Belle Vue 8.81
Australia Chris Holder Poole 8.81
England Chris Harris Coventry 8.68
Slovenia Matej Žagar Eastbourne 8.44

Elite League Knockout Cup[edit]

The 2010 Elite League Knockout Cup was the 72nd edition of the Knockout Cup for tier one teams. Poole Pirates were the winners of the competition.[4]

First Round[edit]

Date Team One Score Team Two
12/04 Wolverhampton 56-39 Ipswich
08/04 Ipswich 43-46 Wolverhampton

Quarter Finals[edit]

Date Team One Score Team Two
10/06 Swindon 49-41 Peterborough
17/09 Peterborough 58-37 Swindon
05/07 Belle Vue 50-40 Poole
21/07 Poole 57-35 Belle Vue
19/07 Coventry 48-42 Wolverhampton
30/09 Wolverhampton 51-43 Coventry
23/09 Eastbourne 53-41 Lakeside
24/09 Lakeside 45-45 Eastbourne

Semi Finals[edit]

Date Team One Score Team Two
13/10 Poole 58-36 Peterborough
11/10 Peterborough 43-50 Poole
11/10 Wolverhampton 44-46 Eastbourne
10/10 Eastbourne 63-29 Wolverhampton

Final[edit]

Date Team One Score Team Two
27/10 Poole 54-41 Eastbourne
24/10 Eastbourne 49-41 Poole

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Historic league tables". Speedway Archive.
  2. ^ "2010 league tables". Speedway GB.
  3. ^ "Greensheet Averages". Speedway GB.
  4. ^ "2010 Elite League Knockout Cup". Speedway archive.

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