Domestic bliss on Sky!
Sky Sports will show at least 68 live domestic cricket fixtures this summer with every county covered.
Last Updated: 03/02/11 2:01pm
Sky Sports will broadcast at least 68 live domestic cricket fixtures this summer with every county shown a minimum of four times.
The summer schedule includes coverage from the Clydesdale Bank 40, Friends Provident t20 and the LV= County Championship plus women's and under-19s internationals.
The first match of the domestic season is defending Clydesdale Bank 40 champions Warwickshire Bears against Friends Provident t20 champions Hampshire Royals on April 24.
The live schedule includes:
- Clydesdale Bank 40: Coverage begins on April 24 and features 30 live group matches, including 18 day-nighters, both semi finals and the final live from Lord's in September.
- Friends Provident t20: The first match is a repeat of last year's thrilling final between holders Hampshire and Somerset in the first of a record 36 live matches, including all four quarter finals live and the finals day from Edgbaston in its entirety.
- LV= County Championship: Two matches from the LV= County Championship will be shown this summer, including defending county champions Nottinghamshire against Sussex at Hove on May 10-13, with the climax to the competition between September 12-15.
- Women's and under-19s: Four NatWest Women's International T20 matches to be covered including England against New Zealand, Australia and India plus the final in June, whilst England's under-19s contest a one-day international against South Africa.
Paul King, cricket executive producer for Sky Sports, said: "This schedule provides viewers with the chance to follow every county and each competition with plenty of fascinating match-ups as the summer unfolds. With commitment to the game at every level including coverage of domestic, England's women's and under-19s teams, it will be a very exciting summer of cricket."
In the Sky Sports commentary box for county cricket are some of the biggest names from the sport including Michael Atherton, Nasser Hussain, Bob Willis, David Lloyd, Michael Holding, Nick Knight and Paul Allott. County coverage is presented by Ian Ward and Charles Colvile with daily reports, news and views featured on Sky Sports News and skysports.com.
County cricket is part of Sky's year round coverage that included England's Ashes victory in Australia and the ongoing Commonwealth series. Sky Sports' live schedule for 2011 includes the ICC Cricket World Cup which starts this month, all of England's home npower Test Series, NatWest One-Day International Series and NatWest International T20 matches against Sri Lanka and India, England's ODI against Ireland in August and England's winter tour to India in October.
2011 County Cricket exclusively live on Sky Sports:
Clydesdale Bank 40
Sunday 24 April: Hampshire v Warwickshire
Monday 25 April: Leicestershire v Scotland
Sunday 1 May: Kent v Worcestershire
Monday 2 May: Yorkshire v Derbyshire
Friday 6 May : Glamorgan v Essex
Sunday 8 May: Somerset v Gloucestershire
Sunday 15 May: Leicestershire v Warwickshire
Tuesday 17 May: Middlesex v Worcestershire
Friday 20 May: Hampshire v Northants
Sunday 22 May: Lancashire v Nottinghamshire
Wednesday 25 May: Nottinghamshire v Gloucestershire
Sunday 17 July: CB40 TBC
Monday 18 July: Lancashire v Somerset
Tuesday 19 July: Hampshire v Durham
Wednesday 20 July: Essex v Glamorgan
Tuesday 26 July: Warwckshire v Hampshire
Wednesday 27 July: Sussex v Yorkshire
Thursday 28 July: Middlesex v Derbyshire
Wednesday 3 August: Surrey v Northants
Thursday 4 August: Derbyshire v Worcestershire
Friday 5 August: Lancashire v Gloucestershire
Monday 15 August: Somerset v Nottinghamshire
Tuesday 16 August: Kent v Middlesex
Wednesday 17 August: Warwickshire v Surrey
Tuesday 23 August: Sussex v Kent
Wednesday 24 August: Gloucestershire v Somerset
Monday 29 August: CB40 TBC
Sunday 4 September: CB40 Semi Finals (both)
Saturday 17 September: CB 40 Final
Friends Provident t20
Wednesday 1 June: Hampshire v Somerset
Thursday 2 June: Durham v Warwickshire
Wednesday 8 June: Lancashire v Leicestershire
Thursday 9 June: Northants v Durham
Friday 10 June: Lancashire v Yorkshire
Saturday 11 June: Nottinghamshire v Warwickshire
Sunday 12 June: Yorkshire v Northants
Monday 13 June: Surrey v Essex
Tuesday 14 June: Sussex v Somerset
Wednesday 15 June: Derbyshire v Worcestershire
Tuesday 21 June: Glamorgan v Essex
Wednesday 22 June: Yorkshire v Derbyshire
Thursday 23 June: Essex v Hampshire
Friday 24 June: Nottinghamshire v Leicestershire
Sunday 26 June: Somerset v Glamorgan
Monday 27 June: Hampshire v Sussex
Wednesday 29 June: Leicestershire v Yorkshire
Thursday 30 June : Hampshire v Kent
Saturday 2 July: Essex v Middlesex
Monday 4 July: Surrey v Sussex
Tuesday 5 July: Worcestershire v Nottinghamshire
Thursday 7 July: Middlesex v Surrey
Friday 8 July: Kent v Sussex
Sunday 10 July: Gloucestershire v Glamorgan
Monday 11 July: Warwickshire v Durham
Tuesday 12 July: Northants v Lancashire
Wednesday 13 July: T20 TBC
Thursday 14 July: T20 TBC
Friday 15 July: T20 TBC
Saturday 6 August: T20 QF Double Header
Sunday 7 August: T20 QF
Monday 8 August: T20 QF
Saturday 27 August: T20 Finals Day
LV= County Championship
Tuesday 10 - 13 May: Sussex v Nottinghamshire
Monday 12 - 15 September: tbc v tbc
NatWest Women's International T20
Thursday 23 June: England v New Zealand
Saturday 25 June: England v Australia
Sunday 26 June: England v India
Monday 27 June: Final TBC
Under-19s One-Day International
Saturday 16 July: England v South Africa