England Women to return to Chelmsford as 2024 international schedule announced


The Cloud County Ground will once again welcome England Women in 2024 as host of the 3rd One-Day International of a series against Pakistan Women on 29 May.

Derby’s Incora County Ground and the Cooper Associates County Ground in Taunton will precede Chelmsford in hosting Heather Knight’s team in that series, which itself follows three IT20s against the same opposition.

The ODI to be hosted at The Cloud County Ground comes hot on the heels of a successful Ashes summer this year, during which England Women have attracted record ticket sales.

A month after taking on Pakistan in Chelmsford, Knight’s charges will go up against New Zealand in three ODIs, before rounding out their schedule with five IT20s against the Silver Ferns, concluding on 17 July.

Meanwhile, England Men will launch their summer by also playing Pakistan in four IT20s from 22 May, as part of their final preparations for their ICC Men’s T20 World Cup title defence.

Following their return from that tournament, to be hosted in the United States of America and across the Caribbean, England Men will begin their Test summer when they host West Indies Men in a three-match series.

Those Tests will take place between 10 and 30 July before Ben Stokes’ side take on Sri Lanka Men in another three-match series from 21 August until 10 September.

England Men are then back in white-ball action to conclude the summer as they welcome back Australia Men for three IT20s and five ODIs, with the final match of the latter series scheduled for 29 September.

The England Physical Disability, England Learning Disability, England Visually Impaired and England Deaf teams will also all be in action in 2024, with fixtures to be announced in due course.

Vitality Blast Finals Day will be staged at Edgbaston with date also due to be confirmed.

Ticket sales activity is set to commence from 30 August with a Public Ballot for England Men’s and England Women’s international fixtures.

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Essex Cricket Chief Executive, John Stephenson, said: “I am delighted that The Cloud County Ground will once again welcome England Women in 2024, at a time when interest in the women’s game has never been higher.

“With tickets also still on sale for September’s IT20 against Sri Lanka Women, there are now multiple opportunities for fans across Essex and the wider region to witness international cricket in Chelmsford.

“We always look forward to these occasions, and the continued selection of The Cloud County Ground as a host of women’s international cricket is vindication of our approach to creating a memorable fan experience.”

Richard Gould, ECB Chief Executive Officer, said: “After attracting record ticket sales this summer it is fitting that the England Women’s team will open the international season next year at an iconic venue such as Edgbaston.

“Next summer’s schedule will see England Women play at more venues and allow more people to see their heroes in action as we look to maintain the growth the women’s game deserves.

“Fans across England and Wales will also get to see our England Men’s world champions in action ahead of their T20 World Cup title defence, before three-match Test series against both West Indies and Sri Lanka.

“We can also confirm that our England Visually Impaired, England Physical Disability, England Deaf and England Learning Disability teams will all play next summer and that we are working to confirm those matches.

“We are looking forward to another memorable summer which is set to finish with white-ball series against New Zealand for our England Women’s team and Australia for our England Men’s team.”

England Women A v Australia Women A - One Day International


Women’s IT20 Series v Pakistan Women
May 11: 1st Women’s IT20 – Edgbaston, Birmingham
May 17: 2nd Women’s IT20 – The County Ground, Northampton
May 19: 3rd Women’s IT20 – Headingley, Leeds

Women’s One-Day International Series v Pakistan Women
May 23: 1st Women’s One-Day International – The Incora County Ground, Derby
May 26: 2nd Women’s One-Day International – The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton
May 29: 3rd Women’s One-Day International – The Cloud County Ground, Chelmsford

Women’s One-Day International Series v New Zealand Women
June 26: 1st Women’s One-Day International – Seat Unique Riverside, Chester-le-Street
June 29: 2nd Women’s One-Day International – New Road, Worcester
July 3: 3rd Women’s One-Day International – Seat Unique Stadium, Bristol

Women’s IT20 Series v New Zealand Women
July 6: 1st Women’s IT20 – The Ageas Bowl, Southampton
July 9: 2nd Women’s IT20 – The 1stCentral County Ground, Hove
July 11: 3rd Women’s IT20 – The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence
July 13: 4th Women’s IT20 – The Kia Oval, London
July 17: 5th Women’s IT20, Lord’s, London


Men’s IT20 Series v Pakistan Men
May 22: 1st Men’s IT20 – Headingley, Leeds
May 25: 2nd Men’s IT20 – Edgbaston, Birmingham
May 28: 3rd Men’s IT20 – Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
May 30: 4th Men’s IT20 – The Kia Oval

Men’s Test Series v West Indies Men
July 10-14: 1st Men’s Test – Lord’s, London
July 18-22: 2nd Men’s Test – Trent Bridge, Nottingham
July 26-30: 3rd Men’s Test – Edgbaston, Birmingham

Men’s Test Series v Sri Lanka Men
Aug 21-25: 1st Men’s Test – Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester
Aug 29 – Sept 2: 2nd Men’s Test – Lord’s, London
Sept 6-10: 3rd Men’s Test – The Kia Oval

Men’s IT20 Series v Australia Men
Sept 11: 1st Men’s IT20 – The Ageas Bowl, Southampton
Sept 13: 2nd Men’s IT20 – Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
Sept 15: 3rd Men’s IT20 – Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester

Men’s One-Day International Series v Australia Men
Sept 19: 1st Men’s One-Day International – Trent Bridge, Nottingham
Sept 21: 2nd Men’s One-Day International – Headingley, Leeds
Sept 24: 3rd Men’s One-Day International – Seat Unique Riverside, Chester-le-Street
Sept 27: 4th Men’s One-Day International – Lord’s, London
Sept 29: 5th Men’s One-Day International – Seat Unique Stadium, Bristol