Bristol set to play huge role in the 2017 Women's Cricket World Cup this summerPosted on: 15 Jun 2017
At the 2017 Women's Cricket World Cup, Bristol will host 7 group-stage games - 3 of which feature England - and also host one of the two semi-final games. The tournament itself kicks off at our own Brightside Ground on Saturday 24th June as New Zealand face Sri Lanka.
A spectacular festival of sport is set to take over Bristol as the Women's Cricket World Cup puts down roots in the West Country. To mark the coming of the tournament a countdown clock was unveiled on the ground floor of Cabot Circus showing down to the second just how long we have to wait until the first game begins.
Mayor of Bristol, Marvin Rees, was joined by England internationals Alex Hartley and Tammy Beaumont, along with Gloucestershire Cricket chief executive Will Brown and Fi Hance, Cabinet Member for City Health and Wellbeing, to launch the countdown clock in March.
Speaking to 365Bristol at the launch, Marvin Rees commented “I think having the women’s world cup here is fantastic. It’s a world class event with a huge profile and a fantastic example of sport in general - and women in sport in particular - and hopefully that encourages participation. People will be in close proximity to elite athletes. I want to see people with talent getting the opportunity to develop their talent and become world class athletes. It doesn’t happen by accident. The profile that something like this brings is wonderful.”
After the opening game on June 24th, the schedule in Bristol is as follows...
Sri Lanka v Australia – Thursday 29 June
Australia v New Zealand – Sunday 2 July
England v South Africa – Wednesday 5 July
England v Australia – Sunday 9 July
Australia v India – Sunday 12 July
England v West Indies – Saturday 15 July
Semi Final 1 – Tuesday 18 July
All games begin at 10:30am and prices are just £2 for juniors, £5 for students or £10 for adults (adult tickets for the semi-final are £15 though the other ticket prices remain the same). Click here for more info and to purchase tickets. Womens Cricket World Cupwomens world cup
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