England Women set to face South Africa in Chelmsford clash


Next Thursday sees the return of International cricket to Chelmsford as England take on South Africa in the opening Vitality Women’s IT20 of a three-match series.

The game, which will get underway at 7pm, is the first International cricket at Chelmsford since England took on New Zealand in a WIT20 last September.

England have a spectacular record at Chelmsford, having won 10 of the 11 T20s they’ve played at the ground, and that continued last year as they recorded comfortable victories against both India and New Zealand.

Last year’s fixtures were played in front of packed crowds and were also televised on Sky Sports and the BBC as both Chelmsford fixtures broke viewership records.

Tickets for next Thursday’s fixture are available to Adults for £20 and Juniors for £10, while Essex County Cricket Club Members can also purchase tickets for £10.


England’s last time at Chelmsford

Result: England won by 46 runs

A batting showpiece by Tammy Beaumont led England to an emphatic 46-run victory over New Zealand in their opening WIT20 at Chelmsford.

Beaumont scored 97 off 65 balls and, assisted by a neat cameo from Amy Jones, hit New Zealand to all corners of the ground as England entertained the noisy Chelmsford crowd in reaching a lofty 184 for 4.

Tash Farrant struck with her fourth ball – the 10th of the run-chase – to remove Sophie Devine. And when Brunt dismissed Suzie Bates in the next over, the reformation of New Zealand’s powerful top order was short-lived and the target looked close to insurmountable.

Amy Satterthwaite did her best to keep New Zealand afloat with a fighting 43 off 31 but when Brunt had her caught by Mady Villiers in the deep, they were six wickets down and still more than 100 runs adrift.

Watch Highlights: England v New Zealand