A Summer of Sports Await7th Jun 2017 |
June has a lot on offer when it comes to sports. From football and rugby to the more genteel cricket, tennis, and sailing; this month has it all.
There is a lot going on in the world of cricket this month. From the 1st to the 18th of June the Champions trophy is being held around the country in locations such as Cardiff, Edgbaston, and of course the Oval. Eight teams are playing with A and B tables.
Currently England is heading table A with four points, and is currently top of the entire tournament, being the only team to not yet lose a game. Bear in mind though, at this point there have only been two matches played for each team.
Sri Lanka is sitting at the bottom of the scoreboard with no points because they have yet to win a game. There is hope for them however, as at this time they have only played a single game rather than the two games that the other teams have each played.
10th June was a big day for football fans. The FIFA World Cup qualifiers are upon us, and Saturday saw England and Scotland face off in the Group F European qualifying round. England came out on top with a 2-1 win. Northern Ireland took a 1-0 victory against Azerbaijan in Group C. The following day saw Wales draw 1-1 with Serbia, and the Republic of Ireland drew 1-1 against Austria; all games from Group D.
Rugby fans are also getting in on the action. England’s first test against Argentina in San Juan was a chaotic victory, and Scotland showed the Italians they had the will to succeed. More of tests will be taking place throughout the month. Let’s not forget that the British and Irish Lions are also on tour in New Zealand, and again, though not playing at home, are well worth keeping up with.
Other Sporting Events Coming Up
Later on in the month the tennis season starts to crank up with the Aegon Championships starting at the Queens Club. Horse racing fans will be happy to note that Royal Ascot is just a few weeks away; tickets are flying out fast, so hurry up if you want to get all dressed up for the races.