CRICKET: England v New Zealand – Live on Sky Sports, Highlights on Channel 5

May 13, 2013

England get a mouth-watering summer of cricket underway in May as they welcome New Zealand for two tests, three ODIs and two T20 internationals.

While the contest has unfairly been touted by some as a mere warm-up for the upcoming back-to-back Ashes series with Australia, a harder-than-expected tour to the Black Caps’ homeland in March has added spice to New Zealand’s visit.

Every twist and turn of the series will be broadcast live and in high-definition on Sky Sports HD, while Channel 5 will screen prime-time free-to-air highlights of all the action throughout the summer.

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CRICKET: New Zealand v England – Live on Sky Sports

March 3, 2013

Following on from their recent limited overs encounters, New Zealand and England move into the Test arena with the first of three matches coming from the University Oval in Dunedin.

Sky Sports will show all three Test matches live as England continue their preparations for a bumper of summer of Ashes battles against the Australians, as well as the visit of New Zealand in May and June.

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CRICKET: Christopher Martin-Jenkins – 1945-2013

January 1, 2013

BBC Test Match Special commentator Christopher Martin-Jenkins has died of cancer at the age of 67.

Affectionately known by colleagues and listeners as ‘CMJ’, he was one of cricket’s most distinguished and authoritative journalists and broadcasters for over 40 years as well as a former president of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC).

Described by the current TMS producer Adam Mountford as “one of the voices of the English summer”, Martin-Jenkins was diagnosed with cancer in January 2012, shortly after returning from commentating duties on England’s series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates.

In a statement his family said: “Christopher died peacefully at home this morning after his brave resistance to cancer.

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CRICKET: Tony Greig – 1946-2012

December 29, 2012

Former England captain and popular television commentator Tony Greig has died aged 66 after suffering a heart attack in Sydney.

A much-loved voice of the game across the world, he played 58 Tests for England from 1972 to 1977, including 14 as skipper, before relinquishing the captaincy to join up with Australian media mogul Kerry Packer’s breakaway World Series.

After retiring from the game, Greig went on to become one of the popular and distinctive voices in cricket television commentary, working primarily for Australian network Channel Nine on their coverage of home Tests and limited overs matches for more than 30 years.

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CRICKET: England’s tour of India – Live on Sky Sports

November 11, 2012

Alastair Cook’s reign as England’s Test cricket captain begins with the unenviable task of claiming the nation’s first series victory in India in almost 30 years.

The first test at the Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad, starting on Thursday, November 15, marks the start of a lengthy tour abroad for England.

Both sides will contest three more test matches and two T20 internationals before Christmas, and a further five ODI contests in the new year, all of which can be seen exclusively live on Sky Sports.

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CRICKET: ICC World Twenty20 2012 – Exclusively live on Sky Sports

September 17, 2012

Sri Lanka hosts the fourth edition of the ICC World Twenty20 tournament and Sky Sports will be showing every game exclusively live throughout the three-week tournament.

In a true celebration of cricket, fans can expect some pulsating games with batsmen throwing caution to the wind in their quest for big scores.

It’s a format England have excelled in over the last two years. Since lifting the World Twenty20 trophy in 2010 (above), their first victory at an ICC limited-overs competition, Stuart Broad’s side won nine of their next 14 games, a run that has moved them to the top of the T20 world rankings.

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LONDON 2012: Olympic Games – Archery

January 1, 2000

The beautiful setting of Lord’s Cricket Ground will host the Archery competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

A sport which dates back around 10,000 years, when bows and arrows were first used for hunting and warfare, it developed as a competitive activity in medieval England.

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