By JOHN CHUBB
On a weekend when Gareth Southgate’s England side could make football history, I assessed their chances of winning the European Championship final against Italy.
And I had plenty of local football action to talk about, with a number of our local non-League sides involved in pre-season friendlies.
These included Brentwood Town, who gained a 2-0 win at home to Phoenix Sports, and Andy Gardiner came on at half-time and full-time to describe the action for us.
In Tennis, Ashleigh Barty of Australia became the Wimbledon Women’s Singles champion by beating the Czech Republic’s Karolina Pliskova in the final.
England’s Rugby Union side scored a fine 70-14 win over Canada at Twickenham, whilst an impressive performance by the England Cricket team saw them clinch the one-day intermational series as they beat Pakistan by 52 runs.
And in local cricket, Chelmsford remain the pacesetters in the Essex League 1st XI Premier Division after winning by six wickets in their match at Colchester and East Essex.
This week’s playlist:
Tears For Fears – Head Over Heels
Ed Sheeran – Bad Habits
Style Council – Speak Like A Child
Vaccines – Headphones Baby
Bob Marley & The Wailers – Satisfy My Soul
Beabadoobee – Cologne
Thin Lizzy – Waiting For An Alibi
Ocean Flaws – Hannah’s Ray Gun
Smokey Robinson and the Miracles – Going To A Go Go
Bruce Springsteen – Born To Run
Sophie B Hawkins – Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover
Olivia Rodrigo – Good 4 U
Change – Searching
Police – Roxanne
Michelle Ward – Dolly Daydreaming
Bastille – Distorted Light Beam
Thompson Twins – Love On Your Side
Wolf Alice – Smile
David Bowie – Moonage Daydream
Beach Boys – Help Me Rhonda
Sister Sledge – Lost In Music
Jack Savoretti feat Nile Rodgers – Who’s Hurting Who
Diana Ross – Thank You
Spandau Ballet – Only When You Leave
REM – It’s The End Of The World As We Know It
Boo Radleys – A Full Syringe And Memories Of You
Stereo Club – Parma Violet Gin
Beatles – Hello Goodbye
New Order – World In Motion