Cricket, rugby league and F1 dominate the sporting schedule this October while the flat racing season winds down with British Champions Day at Ascot.
With the 2020/21 football season bedding in nicely, the Champions League returns in October to add some spice to midweek evenings.
Here’s our look at all the main sports events in October 2020…
Sporting Events – October 2020
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TBC: Champions League
10th: Super League Grand Final
The biggest night in Super League returns on 10th October as this year’s finalists battle it out at Old Trafford for the right to be named 2020 champions. St Helens lived up to their billing as pre-match favourites in last year’s final as they ran out 23-6 winners over first-time finalists Salford.
11th: Japanese F1 Grand Prix
17th: British Champions Day, Ascot
The flat racing season draws to a close in October, but not before the Berkshire racecourse hands some star performers another chance to shine on British Champions Day. Highlights of the day include the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes and the Champion Stakes – with the legendary Frankel among the former winners of both races.
18th – 15th November: ICC World T20
Fans of the Barmy Army were spoilt for success in 2019 as Ben Stokes’ heroics helped England to lift the Cricket World Cup. Could they taste victory on the world stage for a second year in a row by lifting the T20 World Cup? England fell agonisingly short in the last World T20, reaching the final before a four-wicket defeat to the West Indies.
20th (TBC): MLB World Series 2020
It’s a whole different ball game this October as the best-of-seven playoff that is the World Series get underway to determine this season’s MLB champions. Stephen Strasburg inspired the Washington Nationals to a 4-2 win over the Houston Astros as Dave Martinez’s side claimed their first-ever World Series.
25th: United States F1 Grand Prix
31st: England vs Australia – Rugby League Ashes
Fans have been waiting 17 long years, but October finally brings the first Rugby League Ashes series since 2003. The University of Bolton Stadium plays host to the first of three games between England and the Kangaroos. The hosts will be looking to end 50 years of hurt by claiming a first Ashes title since 1970.
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