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7 Days of Sport: Plan your Cheltenham evenings with our calendar

| 08.03.2015


03:30, Sky Sports 2: England v Bangladesh – England’s cricket World Cup hopes hang in the balance. Nothing less than a win here will keep them in quarter-final contention

19:45, BBC One: Man United v Arsenal – The juiciest of the FA Cup sixth-round ties takes place at Old Trafford, as the holders visit Louis van Gaal’s house


15:20, Channel 4: Champion Hurdle – The Cheltenham Festival’s first Champion race pits Willie Mullins’ Faugheen against stable-mate Hurricane Fly, The New One and defending champion Jezki

19:45, ITV 1: Real Madrid v Schalke – Los Blancos have a 2-0 lead comforting them from the first leg in Germany, but have gone two games without victory prior to this clash


14:05, Channel 4: RSA Chase – A fine battle looks on the card for Wednesday’s second race at Cheltenham, with Don Poli and Coneygree going head to head

19:45, Sky Sports 5: Chelsea v PSG – The Blues broke Parisian hearts at this stage last year in the Champions League. After a 1-1 draw in the first leg, it could be heading that way once again


15:20, Channel 4: Ladbrokes World Hurdle – Paul Nicholls enters the two market-leaders for Thursday’s big race, with Saphir Du Rheu and Zarkandar tussling at the skinny end of the betting

20:30, Sky Sports 1: Phil Taylor v Michael van Gerwen – The Dutch world number one has lost his cool a couple of times in the last two weeks. Can Taylor take advantage?


03:30, Sky Sports 2: Afghanistan v England – England’s pivotal World Cup-week concludes with a game against the impressive Associates, but will they still be in the competition?

15:20, Channel 4: Cheltenham Gold Cup – Silviniaco Conti attempts to take this race at the third time of asking but is challenged by Willie Mullins’ Djakadam and last year’s winner Lord Windermere


12:15, Sky Sports 1: Middlesbrough v Ipswich – The next three games could determine whether Boro go up, are champions or miss the playoffs entirely. They face Derby and Bournemouth after this

17:00, BBC One: England v Scotland – Six Nations hopes may be minimal for England now, but that won’t dent the Twickenham atmosphere for the Calcutta Cup


13:30, Sky Sports 1: Chelsea v Southampton – The Blues looks to enhance their league-winning credentials against Champions League-chasing Saints

16:00, Sky Sports 1: Man Utd v Tottenham – A huge game in the battle for the top four takes place at Old Trafford, with Spurs three points behind

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Matt Wiggins

No idyllic sound comes close to leather on willow for Matt, whose previous experience includes stints with Spin Magazine and Surrey County Cricket Club. It's not just cricket that interests him though, with football, golf, tennis and any American sport not played on ice all high on his list of favourites.