Seven match days. Three double-headers. One big local derby. There's loads to look forward to this summer with the Bears.

The new Vitality Blast season gets underway on Saturday 1 June with the return of Blast Off, the showpiece men’s T20 double-header match day.

In total, Birmingham will host seven match days across June and July as T20 cricket returns. There’s more Friday night and weekend action to look forward to, while the big Bears v Pears local derby has once again be handed a prime summer slot.

Fans can now register to get priority access to tickets at the very best prices, before they go on general sale at 10am on Tuesday 20 February. You can save up to £5 per ticket in this window and pick some of the best seats.

Here’s what fans can expect this summer.


Saturday 1 June, 2.30pm & 6.30pm

Vitality Blast Off: Bears v Outlaws and Falcons v Foxes

Following the success of last season’s inaugural Blast Off, the event returns for a second year at Edgbaston as Derbyshire Falcons host Leicestershire Foxes (2.30pm) before the Bears take on Notts Outlaws (6.30pm).

A host of international talent are expected to be on show for the showpiece double-header which attracted over 14,000 fans in 2023, including Pakistan international Hassan Ali and Bears’ new signing George Garton.

Super Early Bird tickets are on general sale now from only £27 for adults, £5 for under 16s. Four teams and two matches, experience the famous Edgbaston atmosphere and get behind the Bears in their home opener.


Saturday 8 June, 11.30am & 3.30pm

Bears v Durham and Central Sparks v Northern Diamonds

It’s our annual Family Fun Day as the Bears welcome Durham to Edgbaston on Saturday 8 June, 3.30pm start, as part of a double-header day as Central Sparks face Northern Diamonds (11.30am).

We have a full day of family entertainment to enjoy around the stadium, including inflatables, live music, games and prizes to be won. More will be announced in the coming weeks…

Watch stars of both the women’s and men’s games including Issy Wong, Hassan Ali, Moeen Ali, Amy Jones, Mark Wood, to name a few who could be in action.

Fans can get tickets at a one-off discounted price of only £10 for the match day if purchase in our priority window, while under 16s are £5 and under 5s go free.


Friday 14 June, 2.30pm & 6.30pm

Bears v Yorkshire Vikings and Central Sparks v Thunder

A third double-header in two weeks and our first Friday night T20 of the summer. Central Sparks kick-off the day against the Thunder at 2.30pm, before the Bears take on Yorkshire Vikings from 6.30pm.

Start your weekend right with the Bears with friends or colleagues after work for the big clash against a Vikings team that could include Joe Root and more big names.

Tickets from £15 in our priority window before 20 February, under 16s £5 and under 5s go free. Thinking of bringing a group? Email our dedicated groups team at groups@edgbaston.com to find out more.


Thursday 20 June, 7pm

Bears v Northants Steelbacks

Football and cricket. Perfect evening out. Join us after work for a Thursday night clash as the Bears host Northants Steelbacks, 7pm start.

Gates will open from 4.30pm to allow fans in to watch England v Denmark Euro 2024 fixture from 5pm on our big screen, with bars and food available for the big match, all before the live T20 action starts.

The match sits in the middle of the campaign with the Bears looking to put themselves in a place to secure a quarter-final place.

Tickets only £15 in our priority window before 20 February, under 16s £5 and under 5s go free.


Friday 12 July, 6.30pm

Bears v Worcestershire Rapids

The biggest T20 of the summer is back at Edgbaston. It’s the Bears v Pears local derby, a match which attracted almost 17,000 fans in 2023.

With a near capacity crowd, it’ll offer an electric atmosphere for the primetime Friday night match as the Bears look to win a fifth home derby in a row and claim local bragging rights.

Start your weekend right with friends and stay after play to enjoy our post-match party in the Exhibition Hall. A number of group offers are available now at our Super Early Bird prices and the lead booker goes free. There are also drink options.

Tickets from only £15 during the priority window before 20 February, under 16s £5 and under 5s go free.


Sunday 14 July, 2.30pm

Bears v Derbyshire Falcons

Our last weekend T20 of the summer, Bears host Derbyshire Falcons on Sunday 14 July (2.30pm start) as the fight for the quarter-final places pick up.

This is also our Junior Bears takeover day, as our young fans get the opportunity to help with the running of a match day including a junior reporter and junior announcer role. Junior Bears Memberships are available for only £10.

Tickets only £15 in our priority window before 20 February, under 16s £5 and under 5s go free.


Friday 19 July, 7pm

Bears v Leicestershire Foxes

The final home group match of the summer as the Bears host the Foxes on Friday 19 July (7pm start) seeking a place in the quarter-finals.

The Friday night clash under the lights will see lots going on off the field including live music pre and post match, so you start your weekend right.

Tickets only £15 in our priority window before 20 February, under 16s £5 and under 5s go free.

For more information about Vitality Blast action at Edgbaston in 2024, please visit edgbaston.com/bears.

Four Teams. Two Matches. Blast Off is back!

Vitality Blast Off is back and the Bears will launch their home T20 campaign with a huge men’s double-header featuring two big Midlands rivalry games.

Taking place on Saturday 1 June, Derbyshire Falcons host Leicestershire Foxes (2.30pm) before the Bears take on Notts Outlaws (6.30pm).

Tickets are on sale now at our Super Early Bird prices.

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