This Week in Sport: 4th July − 10th July 2022

England's Jill Scott CelebratesThe first full week of July is an incredibly exciting prospect for sports fans around the world. On Monday, the Test between England and India continues with both sides desperate to end the extended series on a high. Tuesday will see riders and teams take on stage 4 of the Tour de France, a 171.5 km stage between Dunkirik and Calais. The next day marks the start of the UEFA European Women’s Championship, with England taking on Austria in the first match of competition. 

On Thursday, in Australia, the Geelong Cats go head-to-head with Melbourne in an exciting top of the table AFL clash. The following day, on Friday, Lancashire Lightning take on Essex Eagles in Quarterfinal 3 of the T20 Blast. 

There is no shortage of exciting sport at the weekend either. Saturday will see Australia play host to England in the second match of the visitor's tour down under. Finally, on Sunday, Wimbledon reaches it climax with both the Men’s Singles and Women’s Doubles Finals taking place.

 

Cricket: England v India

Monday 4th July 9:30AM GMT/10:30AM Local Time

Edgbaston, Birmingham

Monday will see the 4th day of the exciting Test battle between England and India. England will be hoping to take the win in this the 4th Test and finish the series level at 2-2. Can the visitors take the win or can the Edgbaston crowd will England to victory?

Match Centre: ECB 

News: BBC Sport 

Merchandise: England 

Merchandise: India

Weather: Met Office 

Statistics: ESPN Cricinfo

 

Cycling: Tour de France - Stage 4

Tuesday 5th July 11:15AM GMT/1:15PM Local Time

Dunkirk, France

Stage 4 of the Tour de France will see riders take on a 171.5 km stage from Dunkirk to Calais. Wout Van Aert currently leads the general classification after the first 3 stages, just 7 seconds ahead of his nearest challenger Yves Lampaert.

Official Site: Tour de France 

News: BBC Sport

Statistics: Tour de France 

News: The Guardian

Videos: Youtube 

News: Cycling Weekly

 

UEFA European Women's Championship: England Women v Austria Women

Wednesday 6th July 7PM GMT/8PM Local Time

Old Trafford, Manchester

Wednesday’s match between England and Austria marks the start of the UEFA European Women’s Championship. The competition takes place every 4 years and is one of the most coveted trophies in Women’s football. Who will be lifting the tropy on 31st July?

Official Site: UEFA Women’s Euro 

News: Metro

Statistics: UEFA

News: UEFA News

Merchandise: UEFA Official Store

Results: UEFA

 

AFL: Geelong Cats v Melbourne

Thursday 7th July 9:20AM GMT/7:20PM Local Time

Kardinia Park, Geelong

This top of the table clash between the Gelelong Cats and Melbourne is not one fans will want to miss. The Geelong Cats sit second but have won their last 5 games on the bounce and are the in-form team in the league, however, despite losing 3 of their last 5 games Melbourne will undoubtedly be a tough opponent.

Official Site: AFL

News: AFL News

Fantasy: Fantasy AFL

Merchandise: The AFL Store

Statistics: AFL

News: Fox Sports

 

T20 Blast: Lancashire Lightning v Essex Eagles

Friday 8th July 5:30PM GMT/6:30PM Local Time

Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester

Quarterfinal 3 of this year’s T20 Blast will see Lancashire Lightning take on Essex Eagles in an a matchup fans will not want to miss. Both teams finished 3rd in their respective groups and will be desperate to advance further in the competition. Who will come out on top after a thrilling 40 overs of action?

Official Site: ECB

News: Cricket World

News: Sky Sports

Merchandise: Essex

Merchandise: Lancashire

Podcast: The County Cricket Podcast

 

Rugby Union: Australia v England

Saturday 9th July 9:55AM GMT/7:55PM Local Time

Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane

After a narrow loss to a 14-man Wallabies side in the first game of England’s visit to Australia, the tourists will be hoping for a stronger showing in their second game. Can Eddie Jones’ side bounce back and silence their critics, or will the home crowd help Australia to a second win?

News: The Independent

Merchandise: Wallaby Shop 

Merchandise: England Rugby Shop

News: BBC Sport

Podcast: BBC Radio 

News: The Guardian

 

Tennis: Wimbledon - Day 14

Sunday 10th July 9AM GMT/10AM Local Time

All England Lawn Tennis Club, London

The final Sunday of Wimbledon will see the Men’s Singles and Women’s Doubles Final amongst other hotly anticipated matches. With both draws still wide open it is anyone’s guess who will be competing for the prestigious titles on Sunday.

Official Site: Wimbledon 

News: Tennis Connected

News: BBC Sport

Videos: Youtube 

Podcast: The Tennis Podcast

News: The Independent

 

Photo by: Lionesses 

Written and information correct on 3rd July 2022 at 10pm GMT

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