Cricket on live for earlybirds

PUBLISHED : Monday, 07 March, 1994, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 07 March, 1994, 12:00am

IT is not an overly exciting seven days of sport this week as live coverage takes a back seat to edited highlights of spectacles played numerous weeks ago.

The only live feature being, once again, the one-day cricket action from New Zealand.

The Pakistanis certainly did as expected last week when, despite the rain, they walloped the hosts by five wickets in the first of the series of one-day matches.

But don't expect the home side to take defeat on chin, as ample opportunity for vengeance will await them in the remaining two games which will be shown live on Prime Sports this Wednesday and Sunday at 5.30 am.

Should the dreary New Zealand weather hold up, we could see some of the fiercest matches in one-day cricket this year.

If the timing of the live telecast is a little too painful for any of you sleepy heads then be sure to catch the highlights on respective evenings at 10 pm.

For the rev-heads, portions of last month's Daytona 500 will be shown on Prime this morning at 10 am.

This programme will be showing all the high-speed highlights of the famous sedan race as the thumping V8s thunder round the Florida circuit - and often into the fence.

This is just as well only highlights will be shown as cars going around in circles can get marginally boring.

This week's feast of basketball action comes to us on Thursday.

This round will see the Charlotte Hornets taking on the Seattle SuperSonics in a butting of heads that will see Sonic's forward Shawn Kemp go face-to-face with bitter Hornets rival Alonzo Mourning.

The game will be shown at the wonderfully convenient time of 8 pm.

And don't forget, for those of you lucky enough to receive ATV1, the channel covers all the top sporting action on offer from around Australia on Saturdays and Sundays.

It includes the main rugby league matches from Sydney, Aussie Rules from Melbourne, soccer, cricket, lawn bowls and other sporting action from Down Under.