Kent Cricket is delighted to announce that The Spitfire Ground, St. Lawrence will be hosting a Women’s One Day International between Cricket World Cup Champions England and World T20 Champions Australia on Sunday 7th July, as part of the 2019 Women’s Ashes series (2-31 July).
Last season, The Spitfire Ground, St. Lawrence played host to an England v South Africa WODI and also hosted a Women’s Ashes Test in 2015.
England Women will come to Canterbury next season finishing as runners-up to their Ashes rivals in the ICC World T20 Cup this month. Australia’s Women’s side, known as the Southern Stars, also top the ICC WODI rankings with the hosts ranked second.
Speaking about hosting an Ashes WODI, Director of Cricket, Paul Downton said:“We’re very excited to once again be chosen to host an England Women’s fixture.
“To host England and Australia, the two best women’s international sides in the world, in an Ashes match at The Spitfire Ground, St. Lawrence is an honour and something we are all looking forward to immensely.
“The interest in this England side after their 2017 World Cup win has rightly put them in the spotlight and it is fantastic the see the women’s game take such strides forward in popularity and participation over the last few years. Contesting fixtures like these can only help to move this on further.”
Tickets will go on sale in the new year on kentcricketshop.co.uk.
Entry is free for all Kent Cricket members. This match counts as one day in the Six Pack package.
Full details on Kent Cricket membership and packages can be found here.