Record ticket sales for Women’s Ashes opener, 70,000 tickets sold for whole series 

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Nottingham’s Trent Bridge (pictured) is set to welcome a record-breaking crowd for the Women’s Ashes Test Match between England and Australia.

Over 11,000 tickets have been sold for the opening five-day women’s Test match, which begins on June 22. The match is set to see the largest attendance for England Women in Test cricket on home soil.

It is the first game in the seven-match Women’s Ashes Series, which will also comprise of three One Day Internationals (ODIs) and three International T20s in addition to the Test match.

Some 70,000 tickets have already been sold for the Women’s Ashes Series altogether, with over 10,000 tickets sold for the penultimate Women’s Ashes ODI at The Ageas Bowl on July 16. The 70,000 figure is a major increase on the 50,000 tickets sold for all England women’s internationals in 2022, and ticket sales for the Women’s Ashes have more than doubled compared to 2019.

Over 10,000 tickets have also been sold for The Kia Oval’s IT20 match, which will take place on July 5.

England batter Tammy Beaumont said: “On the whole, I think women’s sport on the whole is on the cusp of something really special in this country, and hopefully we can ride the crest of that wave.

“The standard is going to be higher than it ever has been and both teams will try to take the game forwards.

“It is the biggest rivalry in men’s and women’s cricket, and, playing at Trent Bridge, the crowd will be so important in giving us an edge.”