Eleven venues – including Blackfinch New Road – have been identified to host standalone Women’s Competition matches in The Hundred, a new 100-ball competition which starts in July 2020.

Beth Barrett-Wild, Head of the Women’s Competition – The Hundred, said: “We’re delighted to be able to take the Women’s Competition to a number of excellent venues around the country.

“The venues for the men’s and women’s competitions respectively are working together incredibly closely and that connection will help The Hundred inspire more people to attend, watch and play cricket.

“It’s particularly exciting that the Women’s Competition will be seen by fans across all 18 First-Class counties, this represents a huge opportunity to grow women’s cricket – while the double-headers at the men’s venues provide another chance to present the men’s and women’s teams on the same platform.

“Many of the venues for the Women’s Competition have an excellent track record in supporting and nurturing the

women’s game and we look forward to that continuing across The Hundred.”

Men’s Venue Paired Women’s Venue
 Sophia Gardens The Bristol County Ground
The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton
 Edgbaston Blackfinch New Road
 Emerald Headingly York CC
South Northunberland CC
 Lord’s The Cloudfm County Ground, Chelmsford
The County Ground, Northampton
 Kia Oval The County Ground, Beckenham
 Emirates Old Trafford TBC
 Trent Bridge The Pattonair County Cricket Ground, Leicester
 Ageas Bowl The 1st Central County Ground, Hove