Cricket Australia confirms Commonwealth Bank Women’s Ashes ticketing, broadcast details
August 04, 2017
- Tickets go on sale to the general public from 10 August
- Prices of $10 for adults, $5 for concession, kids in for free
- $2 from every adult and concession ticket goes to supporting nominated local cricket clubs or charity
- Nine, ABC Radio, cricket.com.au broadcast of series confirmed
Members of the Australian Cricket Family (ACF) will be given access to tickets from 8 August, an attractive prospect for fans wanting to secure their spot for this highly anticipated Ashes experience being played in stunning boutique cricket grounds.
The Commonwealth Bank Women’s Ashes Series will see Australia and England battle it out for the pride of their nation in the multi-format, points based series. The Australian and English sides both feature some of the world’s most talented players with bat and ball and fans can expect outstanding individual and team performances throughout what promises to be a scintillating series.
The series begins with a one-day international match in Brisbane on 22 October, followed by two ODIs in Coffs Harbour on 26 and 29 October. The series then moves to North Sydney Oval for an historic first day-night women’s Test (9-12 November), before culminating in T20 international matches in North Sydney (17 November) and Canberra (19 and 21 November).
Fans around the country will also be able to follow all the action of the Women’s Ashes via a range of broadcast options. The Nine Network will be showing all ODI and T20 matches, while ABC Radio will also be providing coverage and commentary of the series. In addition to this, all matches in the series will be livestreamed on Cricket Australia’s CA Live platform.
Tickets to the Commonwealth Bank Women’s Ashes Series are $10 for adults and $5 for concessions*, while kids can get in for free^. Each match will also support a nominated charity or the local cricket club community, with two dollars from each adult and concession ticket being donated.
In Brisbane, funds raised will go to the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Trust, which for the past 50 years has been supporting charities that assist people suffering from disability, homelessness, mental illness, drug or alcohol addiction, trauma, abuse or neglect.
Money from each ticket to Coffs Harbour matches will be going directly back to the grassroots cricket community, with the Coffs Harbour District Junior Cricket Association, Nambucca Bellingen Junior Cricket Association, and Clarence River Junior Cricket Association to receive a share of the funds.
North Sydney matches will be raising funds for the McGrath Foundation, a proud partner of Cricket Australia for more than 10 years, which raises funds to place McGrath Breast Care Nurses in communities right across Australia, as well as making breast health understanding a priority.
The final two games of the series at Manuka Oval will be raising money for the Lord’s Taverners ACT, which is dedicated to giving the young and disadvantaged a sporting chance through cricket-related initiatives.
“There is always a great sense of excitement around an Ashes, and with the groundswell of support in Australia for women’s sport and thanks to ground-breaking partnerships such as the one between Cricket Australia and the Commonwealth Bank, this Women’s Ashes is set to be the biggest on record,” said Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland.
“We know that many people around the country want to get behind the team this summer and we are very pleased to be able to announce details of how people can attend matches or follow along via broadcast.
“The Women’s Ashes is set to bring international cricket to some fantastic cricket grounds and cricket-loving communities, and we hope that people will come along to cheer on the Australian Women’s Team and enjoy the great Ashes atmosphere.”
*At match price. $2.95 per transaction ticket agency fee applies to purchases elsewhere.
^ Kids 15 years and under at date of match. Kids will still need a valid match ticket. Book free kids’ tickets with yours.