Sports stars have come together as a rallying cry to get behind England Women as Edgbaston rewrite #HERstory at the Women’s Ashes at 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.

Over 75% 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 15,500 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. Tickets are available from only £17 for adults and under 16s £5.