Sporting Calendar 2022

JANUARY

25 Burns Night

FEBRUARY

4 – 20 Winter Olympics, Beijing, China
5 Rugby Union, Ireland v Wales, Dublin
5 Rugby Union, Scotland v England, Murrayfield
6 Rugby Union, France v Italy, Paris
12 Rugby Union, Wales v Scotland, Cardiff
12 Rugby Union, France v Ireland, Paris
13 Rugby Union, Italy v England, Rome
13 American Football, Super Bowl LVI Final, California
14 St. Valentine’s Day
26 Rugby Union, Scotland v France, Murrayfield
26 Rugby Union, England v Wales, Twickenham
27 Rugby Union, Ireland v Italy, Dublin
27 Football, Carabao Cup Final, Wembley

MARCH

4 Cricket, Women’s ODI World Cup, New Zealand (until 3rd April)
4 – 13 Winter Paralympics, Beijing, China
8 – 12 Cricket, West Indies v England 1st Test, Antigua
11 Rugby Union, Wales v France, Cardiff
12 Rugby Union, Italy v Scotland, Rome
12 Rugby Union, England v Ireland, Twickenham
13 The 75th BAFTA’s, London
15 – 18 Racing, Cheltenham National Hunt Festival
16 – 20 Cricket, West Indies v England, 2nd Test, Barbados
17 St. Patrick’s Day
19 Rugby Union, Wales v Italy, Cardiff
19 Rugby Union, Ireland v Scotland, Dublin
19 Rugby Union, France v England, Paris
20 Motor Racing, Bahrain Grand Prix, Sakhir
24 – 28 Cricket, West Indies v England, 3rd Test, Grenada
26 Rowing, Head of the River Race, Putney
27 Mothering Sunday
27 Motor Racing, Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, Jeddah
27 The 94th Oscars, Hollywood, USA
27 British Summer Time begins

APRIL

2 Rugby Union, Varsity Matches, Twickenham
3 Rowing, Oxford v Cambridge Boat Races, Putney
7 – 10 Golf, The Masters, Augusta National, USA
7 – 10 Golf, Halford Hewitt Tournament, Deal & Sandwich
9 Racing, Grand National Day, Aintree, Liverpool
10 Motor Racing, Australian Grand Prix, Melbourne
15 GOOD FRIDAY
17 EASTER SUNDAY
18 EASTER MONDAY
23 St. George’s Day
30 Racing, Guineas Meeting, Newmarket (until 1st May)

MAY

2 MAY BANK HOLIDAY
4 – 8 Equestrianism, Badminton Horse Trials, Gloucs.
7 Racing, Kentucky Derby, Louisville, USA
8 Motor Racing, Miami Grand Prix, Miami, USA
11 – 13 Racing, The Dante Festival, York
14 Football, FA Cup Final, Wembley
18 Football, Europa League Final, Seville, Spain
19 – 22 Golf, US PGA Champs. Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
21 Glyndebourne Festival Opera Season (until 28th Aug.)
22 Motor Racing, Spanish Grand Prix, Barcelona
22 Tennis, French Open, Paris (until 5th June)
24 – 28 RHS Chelsea Flower Show, The Royal Hospital, Chelsea
27 Rugby Union, European Challenge Final, Marseille
28 Rugby Union, Heineken Champions’ Final, Marseille
28 Football, UEFA Champions’ League Final, St. Petersburg, Russia
29 Motor Racing, Monaco Grand Prix, Monte Carlo
29 Cycling, Prudential Ride, London
31 Holland Park Opera season begins (until 13th August)

JUNE

1 Garsington Opera Season, Wormsley, Bucks. (until 31st July)
2 SPRING BANK HOLIDAY
2- 5 Golf, US Women’s Open, Pine Needles Lodge, USA
2– 6 Cricket, England v New Zealand 1st Test, Lord’s
3 HM THE QUEEN’S PLATINUM JUBILEE BANK HOLIDAY
4 Racing, Epsom Derby, Epsom
9 Grange Park Opera Season, West Horsley (until 16th July)
10 – 12 Polo, Polo in the Park, Hurlingham Park, London
10 – 14 Cricket, England v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Trent Bridge
11 Fête Champêtre, The Hurlingham Club, London
11 – 12 Motor Racing, Le Mans 24 Hour Race, France
12 Motor Racing, Azerbaijan Grand Prix, Baku
14 – 18 Racing, The Royal Meeting, Ascot
16 – 19 Golf, US Open, Brookline, Massachusetts, USA
19 Motor Racing, Canadian Grand Prix, Montreal
19 Father’s Day
19 Cricket, Hurlingham CC v Cornflowers CC, The Hurlingham Club
21 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London (until 21st Aug.)
22 – 26 Glastonbury Festival, Worthy Farm, Somerset
23 – 26 Motor Racing, Goodwood Festival of Speed, W. Sussex
23 – 26 Golf, Women’s PGA Champs. Bethesda, USA
23 – 27 Cricket, England v New Zealand, 3rd Test, Headingley
24 Midsummer Day
27 Tennis, The Championships, Wimbledon (until 10th July)
28 Rowing, Henley Royal Regatta (until 3rd July)
30 Masterpiece Art Fair, The Royal Hospital, Chelsea (until 6th July)

JULY

1 Cycling, Tour de France (until 24th July)
1 – 2 Racing, The Summer Festival, Sandown Park
1 – 5 Cricket, England v India, Postponed Test Match, Edgbaston
3 Motor Racing, British Grand Prix, Silverstone
4 – 9 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show
6 – 31 Football, UEFA European Women’s Champs. England
7 Cricket, England v India, 1st T20 Int. Aegeas Bowl
7 – 9 Racing, The July Festival, Newmarket
8 – 10 Cornbury Music Festival, Great Tew Park, Oxon.
9 Cricket, England v India, 2nd T20 Int. Edgbaston
10 Motor Racing, Austrian Grand Prix, Spielberg
10 Cricket, England v India 3rd T20 Int. Trent Bridge
12 Cricket, England v India, 1st ODI, The Oval
14 Cricket, England v India, 2nd ODI, Lord’s
14 – 17 Golf, 150th Open, St. Andrew’s, Scotland
17 Cricket, England v India, 3rd ODI, Old Trafford
19 Cricket, England v S. Africa, 1st ODI, Riverside
21 – 24 Golf, Seniors’ Open, Gleneagles, Scotland
21 – 24 Golf, Women’s Evian Champs. Evian les Bains, France
22 Cricket, England v S. Africa, 2nd ODI, Old Trafford
22 – 23 Racing, King George Weekend, Ascot
24 Motor Racing, French Grand Prix, Le Castellet
24 Cricket, England v S. Africa, 3rd ODI, Headingley
26 – 30 Racing, ‘Glorious Goodwood’ Festival, W. Sussex
27 Cricket, England v S. Africa, 1st T20 Int. Bristol
29 Cricket, England v. S. Africa, 2nd T20 Int., Cardiff
30 BBC Proms. Concerts, Royal Albert Hall (until 10th Sept.)
30 Sailing, Cowes Week, Isle of Wight (until 6th Aug.)
31 Motor Racing, Hungarian Grand Prix, Budapest
31 Cricket, England v S. Africa, 3rd T20 Int. Aegeas Bowl

AUGUST

4 – 7 Golf, Women’s Open, Muirfield, E. Lothian, Scotland
4 – 7 Wilderness Music Festival, Cornbury Park, Oxon.
5 – 28 Edinburgh Int./Fringe Festival/Military Tattoo
12 ‘The Glorious Twelfth’
17 – 20 Racing, Yorkshire Ebor Festival, York
17 – 21 Cricket, England v S. Africa, 1st Test, Lord’s
25 – 29 Cricket, England v S. Africa, 2nd Test, Edgbaston
28 Motor Racing, Belgian Grand Prix, Spa-Francorchamps
29 Tennis, US Open, Flushing Meadows, New York (until 11th Sept.)
29 SUMMER BANK HOLIDAY
30 Hurlingham Arts Festival, The Hurlingham Club, (until 3rd Sept.)

SEPTEMBER

3 Cricket, The Hundred Finals, Lord’s
7 – 10 Racing, St. Leger Festival, Doncaster
8 – 11 Golf, PGA Champs. Wentworth
8 – 12 Cricket, England v S. Africa, 3rd Test, The Oval
11 Motor Racing, Italian Grand Prix, Monza
15 – 17 Racing, Ayr Gold Cup Festival, Scotland
16 – 18 Motor Racing, The Revival Meeting, Goodwood
16 – 25 Rye Arts Festival, E. Sussex
19 – 25 Golf, Presidents’ Cup, N. Carolina, USA
25 Motor Racing, Russian Grand Prix, Sochi
29 Golf, Alfred Dunhill Links Champs., St. Andrews, (until 2nd Oct.)

OCTOBER

2 The London Marathon
2 Motor Racing, Singapore Grand Prix, Marina Bay
2 Racing, Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, Longchamps, Paris
8 Rugby, Women’s World Cup, New Zealand (until 12th Nov.)
9 Motor Racing, Japanese Grand Prix, Suzuka
15 Racing, British Champions’ Day, Ascot
16 Cricket, ICC World T20 Cup, Australia (until 13th Nov.)
23 Motor Racing, US Grand Prix, Austin, Texas, USA
30 Motor Racing, Mexican Grand Prix, Mexico City
30 British Summer Time ends (clocks back)

NOVEMBER

1 Racing, Melbourne Cup, Australia
5 Guy Fawkes Day
11 Racing, Countryside Day, Cheltenham
12 The Lord Mayor’s Show, The City of London
13 Remembrance Sunday
13 Motor Racing, Brazilian Grand Prix, Sao Paulo
20 Motor Racing, Saudi Grand Prix, Abu Dhabi
21 Football, FIFA World Cup, Qatar (until 18th Dec.)
25 Racing, Winter Carnival, Gentleman’s Day, Newbury
30 St. Andrew’s Day

DECEMBER

3 – 4 Racing, Tingle Creek Festival, Sandown
21 Shortest Day – Winter Solstice
24 CHRISTMAS EVE
25 CHRISTMAS DAY
26 BOXING DAY
26 Racing, King George VI Chase, Kempton Park
27 Racing, Welsh Grand National, Chepstow
27 CHRISTMAS BANK HOLIDAY
31 NEW YEAR’S EVE / HOGMANAY