Craven Shield

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Craven Shield
Sport Speedway
Founded 1997
No. of teams 9 Elite League Teams
Country Great Britain
Most recent
Coventry Bees
Official website BSPA Website

The Craven Shield is a speedway cup competition in the United Kingdom governed by the Speedway Control Bureau (SCB), in conjunction with the British Speedway Promoters' Association (BSPA). It is named in memory of Peter Craven, a British speedway rider and twice FIM World Champion, who was killed after a racing accident in 1963.

In recent years the competition has been held as an Elite League three-team tournament, with each team staging a leg on their own track and aggregate scores deciding the final placings. The format was changed in 2008 with three mini leagues of three teams with the best team overall of the three leagues progressing directly to the final. The semi final is contested by the other two league winners over two meetings home and away, with the winner progressing to the final.[1]


Year Winners
1997 Coventry Bees
1998 Ipswich Witches
1999 Peterborough Panthers
2000 Coventry Bees
2001 Poole Pirates
2002 Poole Pirates
2003 competition not held
2004 Hull Vikings
2005 Oxford Cheetahs
2006 Poole Pirates
2007 Coventry Bees
2008 Coventry Bees
2009 competition not held
2010 competition not held


  1. ^ "SCB Speedway Regulations" (pdf). Speedway Control Board. 2008. Retrieved 2008-04-02. 

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