Ashes ODI Preview: England v Australia
England take on Australia in the third We Got Game ODI in the Metro Bank Women’s Ashes series tomorrow (Tuesday July 18th) at the Cooper Associates County Ground.
Play will get underway at 1pm.
Gates will open at 11:30am.
This match is SOLD OUT. Tickets will NOT be available on the gate.
The Cooper Associates County Ground is delighted to be hosting this Ashes ODI between England and Australia. This is a prestigious event and a day to be enjoyed by everyone.
To ensure that everyone has an enjoyable time at the match, here are a few very important notices we ask ticket holders to read carefully.
- There is no allocated seating for this sold-out fixture. We therefore request that you sit sensibly in the stands and don’t leave seats between groups of spectators. Leaving individual seats between groups is likely to result in more spectators, than seats.
- Extensive bag searches will be taking place. To reduce your entry time please have your bags ready and do not carry unnecessary items. Entry will take longer than usual so SCCC recommend arriving before 12.30pm or otherwise risk missing the start of the match.
- The Ondaatje Stands have been reserved for large school groups. Therefore, Block 5 of the Somerset Stand will be the designated Alcohol Free stand for this fixture. Gimblett’s Hill will be available for ticket holders with accessibility needs only.
- In the unlikely event that any unpleasant situations should arise, please draw this to the attention of your nearest steward or text SCCC STEWARD followed by your message to 66777. This will alert security and a steward will be dispatched. Texts are charged at your standard network rate.
- Given the busy nature of the match, no dogs will be admitted to the venue other than assistance dogs.
- Prohibited items will not be allowed into the Ground. Please do not bring alcohol, cans, glass, knives, blades, scissors or aerosol cans. A full list of prohibited items can be found in our ground regulations below:
- Ticket buyers can print and download their online tickets via their SCCC account.
- All ticket or Membership collections will be from the Jack White Gates (St James Street).
- The Club Enquiries Desk will be based in the Reception of the Marcus Trescothick Pavilion and not in the Andrew Caddick Pavilion on matchdays.
- Due to the busy nature of a matchday, our telephone lines will closed for the duration of the game and will reopen at 10am on Wednesday July 19th.
- Children under 14 should be accompanied by a responsible adult when participating in the Somerset Cricket Foundation activities.
Information on everything that you will need for a matchday at SCCC, including how to redeem your guest passes, how to download your e-tickets and how to use the SCCC Ticket App can all be found in our Visitor Guide:
HOW CAN I KEEP UP TO DATE?
This match is being broadcast live on Sky Sports so there will be no live stream. This also means that spectators won’t be able to follow the live stream commentary on our matchday radios.
In association with Jurassic Fibre, Somerset County Cricket Club will be launching a brand-new fan village at this match. The new and improved Jurassic Fibre Fan Village will still be situated at the St James Street side of the Cooper Associates County Ground and will feature more space and a much wider range of entertainment, food and drink offerings.
The Jurassic Fibre Fan Village will host a large selection of varied food and drink options and a large self-pouring bar.
In addition to this, there will be all manner of entertainment throughout, including a special virtual reality cricket game plus giveaways, competitions and much more!
England squad: Heather Knight (capt), Tammy Beaumont, Lauren Bell, Alice Capsey, Kate Cross, Charlie Dean, Sophia Dunkley, Sophie Ecclestone, Lauren Filer, Danielle Gibson, Sarah Glenn, Amy Jones, Nat Sciver-Brunt, Issy Wong, Danielle Wyatt.
Australia squad: Alyssa Healy (capt), Darcie Brown, Ashleigh Gardner, Kim Garth, Grace Harris, Jess Jonassen, Alana King, Phoebe Litchfield, Tahlia McGrath, Beth Mooney, Ellyse Perry, Megan Schutt, Annabel Sutherland, Georgia Wareham.
VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM
Ahead of the match, Nat Sciver-Brunt said: “It’s all about pride. We’ve had success so far in the series by being positive with the bat and always looking for wickets with the ball. Our mindset won’t change and we will be in a good place tomorrow. We’ve parked our feelings about yesterday, and we’re using the prospect of an ODI series win as a motivator. The way that John Lewis has enabled us to re-frame what success looks like has really given us a little bit of freedom around how we play. Hopefully, we can inspire and entertain everyone in Taunton.
“We’re not at the end of our journey and we’re always looking to improve. To win the ODI series and finish the Ashes level on points would certainly give us some pride.”