🏏 St John’s Wood is the place to be today to watch England’s women take on India in the Royal London Series at Lord’s. For the latest ticket information see below.
The Home of Cricket hosts its first women’s One Day International for five years as England return to the scene of their triumph in the final of the 2017 ICC Women’s World Cup. In a much-anticipated encounter, the hosts take on India in a repeat of the 2017 final. England women at Lord’s against India is part of a double-header that includes the final of Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy, taking place tomorrow at Lord’s for the first time.
The two matches are part of MCC’s commitment to host more women’s cricket at the ground. If the match between England and India is anywhere like as exciting as the last women’s ODI at the ground – the sold-out World Cup final in 2017 which England won by 9 runs thanks to Anya Shrubsole’s six-wicket haul – then spectators will be in for a treat.
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Back in April that England lost out to Australia in the 2022 ICC Women’s World Cup Final. Heather Knight’s team showed great resilience to complete a hat-trick of victories in the group stages (after losing their opening three matches) to qualify for the semi-finals. They beat South Africa to make the final however England’s women came up against an inspired Australian side who justified their billing as the pre-tournament favourites with a 71-run victory.
Now the focus is on building for the future starting with today’s intriguing repeat of the 2017 final against India.
👀 Ones to watch: Sophie Ecclestone was England’s go-to bowler at the World Cup in New Zealand, including a six-wicket haul in the semi-final victory over South Africa to stake her claim as one of the best spin bowlers in the women’s game. Another standout performer for England was batter Danni Wyatt who hit a superb hundred in the semi-final to earn the player of the match award. Smriti Mandhana is a key player for the Indian team, averaging 46.71 runs at the 2022 World Cup to move her up to ninth position in the ICC Women’s ODI batting rankings.
🕚 Play starts at 11am.
🎟️ Tickets for England women at Lord’s are available via the ‘Get Tickets’ link or by calling the MCC Ticket Office on 0207 432 1000 (open 10am-4.30pm). Adults £15-25/Under 16s £5.
Note: Lord’s is now a ‘Cashless Ground’ and there are no ticket windows open at the ground on matchday. For all Middlesex Cricket matches at Lord’s non-members must purchase tickets in advance of attending the match as tickets will NOT be available to purchase on the gate.
🚊🚗 Travel tips: Travelling via public transport is recommended. Lord’s is close to the centre of London and easy to reach by tube, train, bus and bike. The nearest tube station to Lord’s is St John’s Wood – on the Jubilee line – which is approximately five minutes’ walk. Car parking is limited in the area with restrictions affecting non-residents on the streets surrounding Lord’s. Westminster Council offer parking close to Lord’s at Kingsmill Terrace (NW8 6AA). See this How To Get To Lord’s guide for more information.