100 days until the ICC Women’s World Cup
With 100 days to go until the opening matches of the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017, excitement is building as fans start to snap up tickets to watch their team in action.
Since tickets went on sale last Wednesday, around 3,000 tickets have been sold in the first week for the 31 matches.
The most sought after match has been the Final at Lord’s on Sunday 23 July, with total sales now past 10,000 whilst England v India, the opening match in Derby, is already close to being a sell-out.
During the tournament Taunton will be staging seven matches in total including England v Sri Lanka plus holders Australia opening their defence against the West Indies.
The full list of fixtures at Taunton are as follows:
- Monday June 26th – Australia v West Indies
- Thursday June 29th – West Indies v India
- Sunday July 2nd – England v Sri Lanka
- Thursday July 6th – New Zealand v West Indies
- Saturday July 8th – New Zealand v Pakistan
- Wednesday July 12th – Sri Lanka v South Africa
- Saturday July 15th – South Africa v Australia
Tickets for all matches are now on sale via: www.icc-cricket.com/tickets.
Tournament Director, Steve Elworthy, said: “We are pleased with how the first week of sales has gone, giving us a really strong start. Tickets are selling for each of the 31 matches, with some already starting to approach a sell-out. With tickets at affordable prices, fans should buy now to avoid missing out on watching the world’s best players in action.”
With 100 days to go before the start of the tournament we looked at how important that number is to the competition.
The ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 Hundred Club:
- Since the Women’s World Cup first started in 1973, there have been 45 100’s scored by 29 different players. Eight of these players could feature in this summer’s tournament.
- The eight current players who have scored 100’s at ICC Women’s World Cups will all be playing at Taunton this summer. They are Meg Lanning (Australia), Suzie Bates, Amy Satterthwaite (both New Zealand), Mithali Raj, Thirush Kamini, Harmanpreet Kaur (all India), Marizanne Kapp (South Africa) and Stafanie Taylor (West Indies).
- Three England players have scored 100’s at the County Ground, Taunton. (Charlotte Edwards, Claire Taylor and Tammy Beaumont).
- The last time England played at Taunton, Tammy Beaumont scored 100 from just 111 balls against Pakistan. She went on to make 168 as England won by 202 runs in 2016.
- Taunton staged its first England Women’s ODI in 1997 and Charlotte Edwards became the first England player to score 100 at the venue when she made 102.
- Claire Taylor has made two 100′s at the County Ground, Taunton. She made an impressive 131 in a Test Match against South Africa in 2003 and then followed that up with 116 in an ODI against Australia in 2005.
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