Tickets for the opening match of the Commonwealth Bank Women’s Ashes Series at Allan Border Field will go on sale on from Thursday 10 August it was announced today.
Brisbane will be the focal point for the start of Australia’s highly anticipated Ashes campaigns later this year.
The Gabba will host the opening Test of the Ashes from November 23-27 while Allan Border Field will welcome fans for the first game in the Women’s Ashes series on 22 October, the first time it has hosted an Ashes match.
Tickets to the Commonwealth Bank Women’s Ashes Series, which returns to Australia for the first time in four years, are just $10 for adults and $5 for concessions*, while kids can get in for free, with two dollars from each adult and concession ticket going to charitable causes around the country.
Queensland Cricket will combine with the Lord Mayor's Charitable Trust for the match.
Established in the 1960s, the Trust’s work supports charities that assist people suffering from disability, homelessness, mental illness, drug or alcohol addiction, trauma, abuse or neglect.
Queensland Cricket Chief Executive Officer Max Walters welcomed the involvement of the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Trust in the opening game of the series.
“Through our management of this venue, we have very close ties with the Lord Mayor and the Brisbane City Council so it is appropriate that such a significant match will deliver a boost for the Trust to assist the outstanding work they do.”
“Of the eight women’s ODIs that have been played here at Allan Border Field, Australia has won all of them, so the importance of Brisbane to Australia’s hopes for both the men’s and women’s series is significant,’’ Walters said.
“The Women’s Ashes is an important series for cricket. It will mean we can connect more young women and girls to the game and give them something they can aspire to,” he said.
Lord Mayor Graham Quirk welcomed the partnership with Cricket Australia.
“I am excited by this partnership with Cricket Australia as it will highlight the world class skills of our national women’s cricket team and also raise funds for some very worthy causes. I urge Brisbane to get right behind it.” Cr Quirk said.
Lady Mayoress Anne Quirk, who is also the Chairman of the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Trust said “The donations from this cricket match will benefit low profile, generally underfunded grass roots charities throughout Brisbane.”
The Australian and England Cricket teams will contest three One-Day Internationals, one Test match and three Twenty20 Internationals, with the team that accumulates the most points across the series to be crowned the winner of the 2017-18 Commonwealth Bank Women’s Ashes Series. The multi-format points system awards teams two points for an ODI or T20 win and four points for victory in the four-day Test match.
It will not be the first time that Brisbane has hosted Australia and England in a women’s international with the Brisbane Exhibition Ground the venue of the first ever Women’s Test between the two countries in December 1934. England beat Australia by nine wickets in that match which went for three days.
The Gabba also hosted Women’s Test matches between Australia and England in 1985 and 2003.
While general public tickets go on sale next Thursday, members of the Australian Cricket Family (ACF) will receive access from Tuesday
Fans who wish to take advantage of the ACF priority access period are encouraged to sign up at www.cricket.com.au/acf Membership is free.
2017-18 Commonwealth Bank Women’s Ashes Series, Australia v. England First ODI – Allan Border Field, Brisbane – 22 October 2017 Second ODI – Coffs Harbour International Stadium – 26 October 2017 Third ODI – Coffs Harbour International Stadium – 29 October 2017
Test match (Day-Night) – North Sydney Oval – 9-12 November 2017
First T20 – North Sydney Oval – 17 November 2017 Second T20 – Manuka Oval, Canberra – 19 November 2017 Third T20 – Manuka Oval – 21 November 2017
Women’s Ashes Points System
Test: Win – 4 points
ODI: Win – 2 points
T20: Win – 2 points
Groups of 10 or more can purchase tickets for the 2017-18 season now, further information can be found at www.cricketaustralia.com.au/tickets/groups.
*at match price. $2.95 per transaction ticket agency fee applies to purchases elsewhere.
^kids need a valid match ticket. Book free kids’ tickets with yours.
Women’s Ashes At A Glance
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