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19th November 2007

Sky Sports Announce Televised Fixtures for 2008

The schedule begins with Durham’s home clash with Yorkshire in the Friends Provident Trophy on 20th April.  The Dynamos Twenty20 Cup clash with Lancashire Lightning at Old Trafford will be shown live on Sky Sports on Tuesday 17 June as well as the floodlit match between Durham Dynamos and Somerset Sabres at the Riverside on Wednesday 23 July.

Two of Durham Dynamos away floodlit NatWest Pro40 fixtures are also scheduled to be televised, first up is Notts Outlaws on Tuesday 19 August followed by Hampshire Hawks on Monday 1 September.

Every county will feature at least four times, including one home match, in the initial 49 fixtures selected by Sky together with the ECB.  The coverage includes:

Friends Provident Trophy: 14 matches including both semi-finals and final
Twenty20 Cup: 18 matches including all least three quarter-finals for the first time
NatWest Pro40: 31 matches including 23 day night games
LV County Championship: Three live matches, including Sussex vs Lancashire 
Paul King, Sky Sports’ cricket producer, said:  “Next summer is our biggest yet.  The schedule is a mouth-watering line-up of cricket that I’m sure will excite all cricket fans.  We’ve got more matches than ever before too, underlining our unrivalled commitment to county cricket.”

In the Sky Sports commentary box are some of the biggest names from cricket including Sir Ian Botham, Michael Atherton, Nasser Hussain, Bob Willis, David Lloyd, Michael Holding, Nick Knight and Paul Allott.  Coverage is presented by Charles Colvile and Ian Ward with daily reports, news and views featured on Sky Sports News and

Sunday 20 April            Durham                        Yorkshire                      Chester-le-Street

Sunday 27 April            Ireland                         Nottinghamshire           Clontarf

Sunday 4 May               Hampshire                    Gloucestershire             Rose Bowl

Monday 5 May               Surrey                           Kent                             The Oval          

Thursday 8 May             Sussex                          Surrey                           Hove                 d/n

Friday 9 May                 Glamorgan                    Gloucestershire             Cardiff              d/n

Sunday 11 May             Warwickshire                Northamptonshire         Edgbaston

Tuesday 20 May            Hampshire                    Worcestershire              Rose Bowl        d/n

Thursday 22 May           Derbyshire                    Lancashire                    Derby                d/n

Wednesday 28 May       tbc                                tbc                                tbc

Wednesday 4 June        Quarter Final                tbc                                tbc                   

Friday 4 July                 Semi Final                    tbc                                tbc                   

Saturday 5 July             Semi Final                    tbc                                tbc

Saturday 16 August       Final                             tbc                                Lord’s 

Wednesday 11 June      Kent                             Sussex                          Canterbury

Thursday 12 June         Worcestershire              Gloucestershire             Worcester

Saturday 14 June          Somerset                      Warwickshire                Taunton

Monday 16 June           Middlesex                     Surrey                           Lord’s

Tuesday 17 June           Lancashire                    Durham                        Old Trafford

Thursday 19 June         Worcestershire              Somerset                      Worcester

Friday 20 June              Lancashire                    Yorkshire                      Old Trafford

Sunday 22 June            Northamptonshire         Glamorgan                    Northampton

Monday 23 June           Hampshire                    Surrey                           Rose Bowl        d/n

Tuesday 24 June           Essex                            Sussex                          Chelmsford       d/n

Thursday 26 June         Yorkshire                      Leicestershire                Headingley      

Friday 27 June              tbc                                tbc                                tbc

Monday 7 July               Quarter Final                tbc                                tbc

Tuesday 8 July              Quarter Final                tbc                                tbc

Wednesday 9 July         Quarter Final                tbc                                tbc

Saturday 26 July           Finals Day                                                         Rose Bowl

Tuesday 15 July            Worcestershire              Nottinghamshire           Worcester         d/n

Wednesday 16 July       Essex                            Yorkshire                      Chelmsford       d/n

Thursday 17 July           Lancashire                    Gloucestershire             Old Trafford      d/n

Wednesday 23 July       Durham                        Somerset                      Chester-le-St     d/n

Thursday 24 July           Glamorgan                    Surrey                           Cardiff              d/n

Monday 28 July             Derbyshire                    Essex                            Derby                d/n

Tuesday 29 July            Leicestershire                Warwickshire                Leicestershire    d/n

Monday 4 August          Middlesex                     Somerset                      Lord’s               d/n

Tuesday 5 August          Essex                            Surrey                           Chelmsford       d/n

Wednesday 6 August     Warwickshire                Northamptonshire         Edgbaston        d/n

Tuesday 12 August        Kent                             Leicestershire                Canterbury        d/n

Wednesday 13 August   Hampshire                    Sussex                          Rose Bowl        d/n

Tuesday 19 August        Nottinghamshire           Durham                        Trent Bridge      d/n

Thursday 21 August      Derbyshire                    Yorkshire                      Derby                d/n

Saturday 23 August       Somerset                      Gloucestershire             Taunton                       

Sunday 24 August         Middlesex                     Hampshire                    Lord’s

Monday 25 August        Sussex                          Lancashire                    Hove                 d/n

Wednesday 27 August   Gloucestershire             Middlesex                     Bristol              d/n

Thursday 28 August      Somerset                      Worcestershire              Taunton           d/n

Saturday 30 August       Worcestershire              Gloucestershire             Worcester        

Monday 1st September   Hampshire                    Durham                        Rose Bowl        d/n

Tuesday 2 September    Surrey                           Kent                             The Oval           d/n

Saturday 6 September   Hampshire                    Worcestershire              Rose Bowl

Sunday 7 September     Leicestershire                Northamptonshire         Leicester          

Monday 8 September    Glamorgan                    Derbyshire                    Cardiff              d/n

Tuesday 9 September    Yorkshire                      Warwickshire                Headingley       d/n

Weds 10 September      Nottinghamshire           Lancashire                    Trent Bridge      d/n

Thursday 11 September Sussex                          Middlesex                     Hove                 d/n

Saturday 13 September Pro40 Div 2                   tbc                                tbc

Sunday 14 September   Pro40 Div 1                   tbc                                tbc       

Sunday 21 September   Pro40 Playoff                tbc                               

Fixtures are subject to change.  All information is correct at the time of publication.