Sports stars have come together as a rallying cry to get behind England Women as we rewrite #HERstory at the Women’s Ashes at Edgbaston this summer.
Captain Heather Knight appears alongside teammates Nat Sciver-Brunt, Sophie Ecclestone, Issy Wong and Alice Capsey, plus men’s internationals Moeen Ali and Mark Wood, in a campaign urging cricket fans to help create Fortress Edgbaston when the two sides meet on Saturday 1 July in the first IT20 of the Ashes series.
Anticipation is building with over 15,500 tickets already sold for the historic encounter which means the two sides are set to play in front of a record crowd for a women’s cricket match in the UK outside of ICC world events.
Aston Villa internationals Alisha Lehmann and Hannah Hampton, plus GB Hockey internationals Tess Howard and Darcy Bourne and BBC Sport commentator Melissa Story have also added their voice to the #HERstory campaign.
England Captain Knight said: “It’s great to see so many big names in cricket and other sports coming together with a united voice to celebrate the continued rise in women’s sport and the #HERstory campaign at Edgbaston.
“The Women’s Ashes at Edgbaston is already set to be a record crowd but we want to go even further, make it a sell-out, and ensure the stadium lives up to its reputation as Fortress Edgbaston.
“It’ll be a great game with some of the best players in the world on show. Australia are the world champions and world’s top ranked team and we want as many people as possible at Edgbaston to roar us on.”
Warwickshire captain Will Rhodes and teammates Olly Hannon-Dalby and Sam Hain, plus Central Sparks stars Eve Jones, Hannah Baker and Davina Perrin, have also backed the campaign.
Only limited tickets are now left for the Women’s Ashes IT20 at Edgbaston, with some stands already sold out. Adult tickets are available from only £17, while under 16s are £5. Tickets can be purchased online at tickets.edgbaston.com.
Over 19,000 tickets sold for Women’s Ashes IT20
For the first time, Edgbaston will host a Women’s Ashes IT20 as the oldest rivalry in cricket returns to Birmingham – and over 19,000 tickets have already been sold!
Watch local stars including Amy Jones and Issy Wong in action as we make history on Saturday 1 July, 6.30pm start. Limited tickets are left from only £17 for adults and under 16s £5.