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7 days of Sport: Glory awaits in final week of Cricket World Cup

| 22.03.2015

A fascinating week of sport lies ahead with the culmination of the Cricket World Cup taking place and with joint hosts New Zealand facing South Africa in the semis fresh from racking up 393, the Black Caps look a tasty price at 7/2 to lift the trophy.

Monday 23rd March

10:15 Racing – Starting at South Africa’s Flamingo Park there is loads of quality racing for Ladbrokes punters to get their teeth into, finishing with the 17:40 from Wolverhampton


19:45, Sky Sports 1: Luton Town v Wycombe Wanderers: It’s all about the promotion race in League Two when the Hatters entertain the Chair Boys at Kenilworth Road


1:00, Sky Sports 2, New Zealand v South Africa: The first of the Cricket World Cup semis gets underway at Auckland’s Eden Park where the entire population of New Zealand will be willing the Black Caps on

19:45, Sky Sports 1: Scotland v Northern Ireland: This particular battle of Britain might only be a friendly, but with European Championship qualifiers to follow a few days later for both nations, players will be playing for places


03:00, Sky Sports 2: Australia v India: The reigning World champions India must defeat a well-oiled and aggressive Australian team at a packed out Sydney Cricket Ground in order to keep their defence alive. This looks an unenviable task, but if anyone can do it…

19:00, Sky Sports 1: Premier League Darts: Double world champion Adrian Lewis must find some form from somewhere against high-flying Dave Chisnall in Dublin if he’s to start climbing away from danger

19:30, Sky Sports 3: Salford Red Devils v Widnes: Super League enters week seven with a match between two sides locked on five points, knowing a victory will give either a huge boost


19:45, ITV 1: England v Lithuania: With the Three Lions expected to continue their dominance in Group E, rather than worrying about the result, all eyes will be on Roy Hodgson’s selection at Wembley and whether or not man-of-the-moment Harry Kane gets his start

19:45, Sky Sports 5 (Red Button): Spain v Ukraine: As well as England being in action a host of other European Championship qualifiers can be enjoyed via Sky Sports Red Button service

20:00. Sky Sports 1: Hull KR v St.Helens: Can anyone knock last season’s Grand Finalists of course following six wins from six? Hull Kr will give it their best shot


8:00, BBC 1: Malaysian Grand Prix qualifying: The BBC has got the second race of the new F1 season covered and those prepared to forgo a lie in can catch all the action from Malaysia as Lewis Hamilton bids for successive poles

17:00, Sky Sports 5: Israel v Wales: This is an absolutely pivotal fixture for Chris Coleman’s Welsh side as they are in direct competition with Israel for the runner-up spot in Group B

19:30, Sky Sports 1: Boxing, Kell Brook v Jo Jo Dan: Coverage of a fantastic night of action from the ring begins at 19:30 but the highlight looks to be Brook’s IBF World Welterweight title bout


03:00, Sky Sports 2: Cricket World Cup final: Nearly two whole months of leather-on-willow action will conclude at Australia’s iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground. An afternoon nap may be in order for anyone planning on staying up

7:00, BBC 1: The Malaysian Grand Prix: Early birds can take in the second race of the season where Mercedes will be expected to dominate the front of the grid and the podium once more

14:15, Sky Sports 1: Fleetwood Town v Preston North End: With the Premier League and Championship pausing for the internationals, League One’s promotion race gets some prime time attention

17:00, Sky Sports 1: Scotland v Gibralta: Gordon Strachan and the Tartan Army will be expecting their side to increase their goal difference significantly against the minutest of European minnows



Christian Crowther

Give Christian a sport with anything remotely spherical in it and he’ll happily while away the hours watching it on the box. However, he’d much prefer writing about, playing or betting on golf, football, cricket, tennis, snooker.... you get the picture.