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Top sporting fixtures coming up in July

30th June 2017

Sports4Bars.com looks ahead to the biggest sporting fixtures coming up in July, including the climax of the Wimbledon Championships and international cricket

 

Thursday July 6
11am
Sky Sports 2 HD
Cricket - 1st Test: England v South Africa, Day 1
Lord’s Cricket Ground in St John’s Wood is the venue for the 1st Test between England and South Africa. The home team will be aiming to set out a powerful statement here as they embark on the four-match series.


Friday July 7

7pm
Sky Sports 2 HD
Cricket - NatWest T20 Blast: Essex Eagles v Surrey
The fastest form of the game takes centre stage in this evening T20 game. Expect plenty of boundaries and some all-action performances from both sides.


Saturday July 8

8.30am
Sky Sports 1 HD
Rugby Union: New Zealand v British & Irish Lions, 3rd Test
The 3rd and final Test of the British & Irish Lions’ series against New Zealand at Auckland. The All Blacks have an astonishing record at their spiritual home and will present a formidable challenge to the tourists.


Saturday July 8

7pm
Sky Sports 2 HD
Cricket - NatWest T20 Blast: Birmingham Bears v Notts Outlaws
More T20 action. The Bears have been boosted by the signing of New Zealand all-rounder Grant Elliott to their squad.


Saturday July 8

7.30pm
BT Sport
Boxing: Baranyi v Yarde
The Copper Box Arena hosts a night of boxing with Richard Baranyi taking on Anthony Yarde for the WBO European Light-Heavyweight Championship title.


Sunday July 9

1pm
Sky Sports F1 HD
F1: Austrian Grand Prix
This was a humdinger of a race in 2016 as Lewis Hamilton started the race from pole and went on to win the race after colliding with Nico Rosberg on the final lap. It meant a fourth-place finish for Rosberg who at the time was the Championship leader.


Tuesday July 11

6.30pm
Sky Sports 2 HD
Cricket - NatWest T20 Blast: Northants Steelbacks v Yorkshire Vikings
The Vikings will be without their key man Travis Head for the T20 Blast games after the batsman was called up to the Australia ‘A’ squad for July and August. They will no doubt sign another overseas player in time for the competition.


Wednesday July 12

6.30pm
Sky Sports 2 HD
Cricket - NatWest T20 Blast: Sussex Sharks v Hampshire
Tymal Mills will be the cornerstone of the Sharks’ efforts in this competition with the fast bowler in great form during the recent Indian Premier League.


Thursday July 13

2pm
BBC1
Wimbledon: Women’s Semi-Finals
The Women’s Singles competition reaches the last-four stage. In 2016, Serena Williams beat Elena Vesnina before going on to win against Angelique Kerber in the Final.


Thursday July 13

6.15pm
Sky Sports 2 HD
Cricket - NatWest T20 Blast: Middlesex v Surrey
New Zealand star Brendon McCullum will be at the forefront of Middlesex’s challenge in this competition, having racked up plenty of runs in the recent Indian Premier League.


Friday July 14

11am
Sky Sports 2 HD
Cricket - 2nd Test: England v South Africa, Day 1
The 2nd Test of the four-match series gets underway at Trent Bridge in Nottingham.


Friday July 14

2pm
BBC1
Wimbledon: Men’s Semi-Finals
Action from Centre Court as the players aim for a place in the Final. At this stage last year, Milos Raonic beat Roger Federer while Andy Murray achieved a convincing victory over Tomas Berdych.


Friday July 14

7pm
Sky Sports 2 HD
Cricket - NatWest T20 Blast: Lancashire Lightning v Yorkshire Vikings
Lancashire will be in confident mood ahead of this Roses clash with Sri Lanka batsman Mahela Jayawardene in their ranks.


Saturday July 15

2pm
BBC1
Wimbledon: Women’s Final
The defending champion, Serena Williams, will miss the season’s event to have a baby so who will write their name on the trophy.


Sunday July 16

1pm
Sky Sports F1 HD
F1: British Grand Prix
Silverstone has been a happy hunting ground for Lewis Hamilton throughout his career and he is likely to be a key challenger for this event.


Sunday July 16

2pm
BBC1
Wimbledon: Men’s Final
Can Andy Murray successfully defend the title he won last year? His army of ardent fans will certainly be hoping so.


Thursday July 20

7am
Sky Sports HD
Golf: The Open Championship - Day 1
The 146th Open Championship gets underway at Royal Birkdale. Last year, at Royal Troon, Henrik Stenson won the title by finishing three strokes ahead of runner-up Phil Mickelson.


ALSO COMING UP...

Thursday July 20
6.30pm
Sky Sports 2 HD
Cricket - NatWest T20 Blast: Durham Jets v Leicestershire Foxes


Friday July 21

7am
Sky Sports HD
Golf: The Open Championship - Day 2


Friday July 21

6.30pm
Sky Sports 2 HD
Cricket - NatWest T20 Blast: Surrey v Middlesex


Saturday July 22

2.30pm
Sky Sports 2 HD
Cricket - NatWest T20 Blast: Notts Outlaws v Northants Steelbacks


Wednesday July 26

6.30pm
Sky Sports 2 HD
Cricket - NatWest T20 Blast: Yorkshire Vikings v Durham Jets


Friday July 28

11am
Sky Sports 2 HD
Cricket - 3rd Test: England v South Africa, Day 2


Saturday July 29

11am
Sky Sports 2 HD
Cricket - 3rd Test: England v South Africa, Day 3

 

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