Hitmen’s league given shake-up with opponents both old and new!

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Details have been released regarding the 2014 National League, with Buxton Hitmen retaining their place for next season as one of the eight teams.

Plymouth are new entrants to league, whilst defending champions Dudley will compete under the name of Cradley.

Plymouth will operate two teams next season as they look to progress young British talent, whilst champions Dudley will be back to defend their title – but they will now be under their old name of Cradley, still racing home matches at their adopted Wolverhampton home.

Fellow stand-alone clubs Buxton, Kent, Mildenhall and Stoke all return from this season along with Coventry and King’s Lynn who continue to operate at National League level in addition to their top-flight racing.

Meanwhile the door remains open to the Isle of Wight, with a deadline set of January 31 for them to join the league.

National League co-ordinator Peter Morrish said: “Everyone is positive about 2014 and we’re pleased to welcome Plymouth into the league.

“It’s been a good year and it’s especially pleasing to report how well-supported the major events were and we thank the supporters for that.”