Bristol to host three England Women international matches
History will be made this summer as, for the first time in the 132-year history of the venue, the Bristol County Ground will play host to an England Women’s Test Match. The England Women v India Women fixture has been announced as one of three international women’s fixtures being played in Bristol this season, with One Day Internationals also featuring, against India and New Zealand respectively.
England Women’s international schedule at Bristol is as follows:
• Wednesday 16-19 June – LV= Insurance Test Match – England v India
• Sunday 27 June - Royal London International - England v India
• Thursday 16 September – Royal London One-Day International – England v New Zealand
The Priority Windows for England Women 2021 ticket sales opened to 2021 Gloucestershire Cricket Members and Previous International Ticket Buyers from 19 April. Tickets were going on general sale from Wednesday 28 April.
The England Women’s Test Match against India promises to be a mouth-watering fixture, as India Women boast an excellent squad, including former Western Storm player Smriti Mandhana.
The One-Day International in Bristol will be a must-watch as many England fans will remember the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup Final between the two sides at Lord’s in 2017 in the ICC Women’s World Cup as England secured a famous nine-run victory with Western Storm’s Anya Shrubsole the star of the final.
The International fixtures at the Bristol County Ground provides another chance to see two of England’s greatest women cricketers, and local heroes, Heather Knight and Anya Shrubsole, in action at their regular Western Storm home.
New Zealand Women last played at the Bristol County Ground in 2018 as part of a T20 Tri-Series that also featured South Africa. England defeated New Zealand by seven wickets with Sarah Taylor top scoring with an impressive 51 runs. This match is also the series opening match between the two sides.
Will Brown, Gloucestershire Cricket chief executive, said: “We are absolutely delighted to be welcoming England Women to the Bristol County Ground for three matches this summer. We have a really good track record in attracting large crowds for England Women’s matches here, and we know that supporters will look forward to what promises to be some excellent cricket in Bristol this year.
“It will be an historic moment for us to be able to host a first-ever Test Match at our ground. In a year where we are celebrating a belated 150th anniversary for the club, it is fitting that we will be adding another milestone moment to add to a distinguished list. We know that Heather Knight and her team have a good record and enjoy playing in Bristol, so it will be fantastic to see how they go against both India and New Zealand.”
You can register your interest for these matches at: www.gloscricket.co.uk/england-women-international-matches-register-your-interest/