After a chastening Ashes series, England return to Test cricket to face New Zealand in a day/night match start on Thursday in Auckland.
England’s Test form is a curious one – so assured on home soil, but so poor away. It’s now 12 Test matches since their last victory overseas, and they haven’t really looked like getting a win for much of those games.
All roads lead to Sheffield in April, when the city’s Crucible Theatre plays host to the biggest event of the snooker calendar season, where the biggest stars battle for the right to be named world champion.
But first, Llandudno is on the agenda where players will battle for crucial points at the Players Championship 2018.