British Basketball League



1987 (30 years old)

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Durham Wildcats 79 - 110 Worcester Wolves (Sunday 19th April)
Plymouth Raiders 85 - 100 Glasgow Rocks (Sunday 19th April)
Cheshire Phoenix 75 - 68 Sheffield Sharks (Sunday 19th April)
Manchester Giants 78 - 96 London Lions (Sunday 19th April)
Bristol Flyers 79 - 54 Leeds Force (Saturday 18th April)
Leicester Riders 116 - 84 Newcastle Eagles (Saturday 18th April)
Leeds Force 62 - 70 Glasgow Rocks (Friday 17th April)
Newcastle Eagles 78 - 101 Cheshire Phoenix (Friday 17th April)
Sheffield Sharks 96 - 87 Manchester Giants (Friday 17th April)
Surrey United 72 - 78 Plymouth Raiders (Friday 17th April)


The British Basketball League, often abbreviated to the BBL, is the premier men's professional basketball league in the United Kingdom. The BBL runs two knockout competitions alongside the league Championship; the BBL Cup and the BBL Trophy, as well as the post-season Play-offs.

The BBL is not to be confused with the English Basketball League (EBL) or the Scottish Men's National League, which effectively form the second tier of British basketball. There is currently no promotion or relegation between the English and Scottish leagues and the BBL because of the franchise system in use in the BBL, although several clubs have been elected from the EBL in recent years.

Currently the League consists of 13 teams with representation from both England and Scotland. Member franchises of the BBL jointly own the league, and a chairman is elected by the teams to oversee league operations. The current chairman is Ed Percival and the head offices are located in Leicester, where the country's oldest team, the Leicester Riders is also based.

In 2012 the BBL, along with several other basketball governing bodies including England Basketball and basketballscotland, united to form the British Basketball Union, an organisation created to promote the commercial development of basketball within Great Britain. In partnership with England Basketball, the BBL launched a women's league in 2014, branded as the Women's British Basketball League (WBBL).

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Bristol Flyers

Cheshire Phoenix

Glasgow Rocks

Leeds Force

Leicester Riders

London Lions

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Newcastle Eagles

Plymouth Raiders

Sheffield Sharks

Surrey United

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