2024 International Fixture Announced
Following the announcement that our Women’s Ashes ODI later this month has sold out, Somerset County Cricket Club have more good news for those who love the women’s game.
The 2024 home international season will open with England Women and England Men hosting Pakistan in concurrent white-ball series and the Cooper Associates County Ground will be hosting England Women for their second ODI on May 26th.
Heather Knight’s team will start the international summer at Edgbaston as part of a three-match Women’s IT20 Series against Pakistan Women (May 11-19), concluding at Headingley.
The two sides will then contest three One-Day Internationals (May 23-29). The series takes place at the same time that England Men make their final preparations for their ICC Men’s T20 World Cup title defence.
Regarding England Women’s return to Somerset CCC, CEO Gordon Hollins said: “It’s always an honour to host international cricket at the Cooper Associates County Ground, and we are delighted to be welcoming England Women back to Taunton next summer. There is a tremendous appetite for women’s cricket in the South West, which has been evidenced this year with the Ashes ODI selling out in record time. Our goal is to inspire future generations of female cricketers and international matches help us to do that in association with the Somerset Cricket Foundation, who do a wonderful job doing so much to increase participation. The South West region has always had strong links to England Women, with the likes of Anya Shrubsole, Fran Wilson and of course Heather Knight, all wearing the Three Lions with distinction. In recent weeks it has been great to see the next crop of local talent making their international breakthrough with Lauren Filer and Dani Gibson making their England debuts and doing the South West proud.”
This Summer’s Ashes ODI at the Cooper Associates County Ground has sold out, so make sure that you don’t miss out on next year’s clash with Pakistan by registering your interest for tickets now!
England Men defeated Pakistan to win the 2022 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup title in Melbourne last November, and fans will be treated to a four-match Men’s IT20 Series (May 22-30) between the two teams before Jos Buttler’s team fly out to the Caribbean and United States.
The side-by-side series against Pakistan will follow the success of this summer’s LV= Insurance Men’s Ashes Series and Metro Bank Women’s Ashes Series, which have been staged alongside each other and when England Women have attracted record ticket sales.
To build on the growing interest in the women’s game, England Women will play at a selection of high-capacity venues next summer, when they will also host New Zealand in a three-match Women’s ODI Series (June 26 – July 3) and a five-match IT20 Series (July 6-17).
England Women will play across 14 venues in total – including Edgbaston, The Kia Oval, The Ageas Bowl and Headingley – before finishing their schedule with the fifth IT20 against New Zealand Women at Lord’s on July 17.
England Men will begin their Test summer following their return from the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, when they host both West Indies Men (July 10-30) and Sri Lanka Men (August 21 – September 10). Each series will be three Tests.
The Australia Men’s team will return next summer for three Men’s IT20s (September 11-15) and five Men’s One-Day Internationals (September 19-29).
The England Physical Disability, England Learning Disability, England Visually Impaired and England Deaf teams will also all be in action in 2024, with fixtures to be announced in due course.
Vitality Blast Finals Day will be staged at Edgbaston with date also due to be confirmed.
Ticket sales activity is set to commence from August 30 with a Public Ballot for England Men’s and England Women’s international fixtures.
Supporters can ensure they are first to receive information about how to buy and gain priority access to tickets by signing up to We Are England Cricket Supporters at ecb.co.uk.
Richard Gould, ECB Chief Executive Officer, said: “After attracting record ticket sales this summer it is fitting that the England Women’s team will open the international season next year at an iconic venue such as Edgbaston.
“Next summer’s schedule will see England Women play at more venues and allow more people to see their heroes in action as we look to maintain the growth the women’s game deserves.
“Fans across England and Wales will also get to see our England Men’s world champions in action ahead of their T20 World Cup title defence, before three-match Test series against both West Indies and Sri Lanka.
“We can also confirm that our England Visually Impaired, England Physical Disability, England Deaf and England Learning Disability teams will all play next summer and that we are working to confirm those matches.
“We are looking forward to another memorable summer which is set to finish with white-ball series against New Zealand for our England Women’s team and Australia for our England Men’s team.”