Sporting Events Across the North East this Summer
Cricket, football, horse racing and rubgy union events in the North East and Yorkshire to go to this summer.
With the England Test team firing on all cylinders thanks in part to some extraordinary Durham contributions from Messrs Stokes, Lees and Potts it may be unsurprising that the County Team have not had the greatest time of it this season. If you want your fill of what will hopefully be an exciting 100 then a trip to Headingley, Leeds, is in order for what could be some great one day cricket. Closer to home in the Royal London competition the following fixtures are worthy of note.
DURHAM CRICKET V GLOUCESTERSHIRE
DURHAM CRICKET V SUSSEX SHARKS
Seat Unique Riverside, Chester-le-Street
The season starts with all the anticipation in the world, but as they say it’s the hope that kills you! Recent events in the world of golf have shown, as if we didn’t know, the vast resources the Saudis have, but a longterm plan to build back at St James’ Park seems pragmatic, that said the Magpies’ form and consistency in the main at the end of last season already showed signs of real progress. Early season fixtures against Man City (home) and Liverpool (away) should tell a fair amount. With Sunderland winning promotion they will once again face their rivals Middlesbrough in the Championship this year and as ever hopes will be high for both, but it’s a horribly competitive league. Meanwhile Hartlepool, who enjoyed a good season last year in cups, and to some extent in the league, will also be looking for a strong start. The fun starts in July and progresses onwards. Here are a few fixtures that catch the eye.
NEWCASTLE UNITED V NOTTINGHAM FOREST
NEWCASTLE UNITED V MANCHESTER CITY
St James’ Park
MIDDLESBROUGH V SHEFFIELD UNITED
MIDDLESBROUGH V SWANSEA CITY
SUNDERLAND V QPR
SUNDERLAND V NORWICH CITY
SUNDERLAND V ROTHERHAM
Stadium of Light
HARTLEPOOL V TRANMERE ROVERS
HARTLEPOOL V BRADFORD CITY
The Suit Direct Stadium
With the thrills and spills of Plate and Ladies’ Day behind us a sense of normality arrives at Gosforth Park, but there are still some good fixtures to enjoy and other thrills and spills in the equestrian world too.
VICKERS BET SUMMER EVENING RACING
RACE WEEK THREE (RACING LEAGUE)
0191 236 2020
CARIBBEAN CARNIVAL FAMILY DAY
GIN & GENTS’ EVENING
ROFLOW LADIES’ EVENING