Women’s Ashes series launch event on Saturday
The England and Australia women’s teams will join forces to launch the 2015 Women’s Ashes series tomorrow (Saturday), at the County Ground, Taunton.
Led by England women’s captain Charlotte Edwards and her Australian counterpart Meg Lanning, the players from both squads will help to deliver a free, fun cricket session for the local community on the outfield from 5pm to 6pm, followed by a question & answer event involving members of both sides from 6:30pm to 7pm.
A BBQ provided by England cricket team sponsor Waitrose will also be available throughout the event and fans will be able to get batting and bowling tips from the likes of England’s Sarah Taylor and Australia’s Ellyse Perry.
There will also be a raffle on the day which could see you winning a signed England Women’s shirt or a signed Somerset CCC bat. Money raised from the raffle will go towards Chance to Shine and the Somerset Pavilion Appeal.
Entry to the event is free but there will be a charge for food and refreshments. If you would like to attend this event, please register your interest via our ticketing system by clicking here.
Speaking ahead of the Women’s Ashes launch event England women’s captain Charlotte Edwards said: “With one week to go until the start of the Women’s Ashes, the excitement throughout the England squad is tangible. We are really looking forward to getting things underway in Taunton in the first Royal London ODI on Tuesday.
“The 2015 Women’s Ashes series gives us the perfect platform to inspire women and girls to love and play cricket, and this free community launch event in partnership with Somerset CCC will provide a fitting start to possibly the most eagerly anticipated series that I have ever been involved in. This summer we hope that more fans than ever before will come and watch us play.”
The Women’s Ashes series will get underway on Tuesday 21st July with the first Royal London ODI at the County Ground in Taunton.
Entry to the opening Ashes fixture is free to Somerset Members. Tickets for the match cost just £10 for adults and £1 for juniors and can be purchased by clicking here.