17th March 2017
100 days to go to ICC WWC 2017 in Leicester
- Around 3,000 tickets sold in first week
- Opening match in Derby, England v India, close to sell out
- More than 10,000 tickets for the Final at Lord’s have been sold
With 100 days to go until the opening match of the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 in Leicester, excitement is building as fans start to snap up tickets to watch their team in action.
Since tickets went on sale last Wednesday (8/3), around 3,000 tickets have been sold in the first week for the 31 matches.
The most sought after match has been the Final at Lord’s on Sunday July 23, with total sales now past 10,000. England v India, the opening match in Derby, has been so popular that it is already close to being a sell-out.
Hosts England will be banking on strong home support with its games all in popular demand. Other top selling matches are:
- England v Pakistan in Leicester on Tuesday, June 27
- India v Pakistan in Derby
- England v Sri Lanka in Taunton
- England v Australia in Bristol
- The Semi-Finals in Bristol and Derby
Tournament Director, Steve Elworthy, said: “We are pleased with how the first week of sales has gone, giving us a really strong start. Tickets are selling for each of the 31 matches, with some already starting to approach a sell-out. With tickets at affordable prices, fans should buy now to avoid missing out on watching the world’s best players in action.”
The tournament will get underway on Saturday, June 24 as 28 matches will be held over 21 days, including four weekends, meaning more opportunities for fans and families to attend.
A round-robin between the world’s eight best teams will conclude with the semi-finals at Bristol and Derby before the final at Lord’s on July 23. Tickets for group stage matches start at £10 for adults, £5 for students (aged between 17 and 23-years-old) and £2 for under-16s.
Other notable centuries - the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 Hundred Club:
- Since the Women’s World Cup first started in 1973, there have been 45 100s scored by 29 different players. Eight of these players could feature in this summer’s tournament.
- New Zealand v Sri Lanka in Bristol on Saturday, June 24 could see New Zealand captain, Suzie Bates score her third century at a Women’s World Cup. Should she score one during the tournament, she will match former England batsman Claire Taylor’s record of bringing up three figures at three consecutive Women’s World Cup’s. If Bates scores two or more during New Zealand’s campaign this summer, she would equal or beat the record of the most 100s scored at a Women’s World Cup, which is currently held jointly by former England cricketers, Jeanette Brittan and Charlotte Edwards.
- England v India in Derby on Saturday, June 24 could see India captain, Mithali Raj, as well as teammates Thirush Kamini and Harmanpreet Kaur each go in search of their second 100 at a Women’s World Cup.
- Pakistan v South Africa in Leicester on Sunday, June 25 could see South Africa’s Marizanne Kapp score her second 100 at a Women’s World Cup.
- Australia v West Indies in Taunton on Monday, June 26 could see Australia captain, Meg Lanning, and West Indies captain, Stafanie Taylor, battle it out to see who gets their second 100 at a Women’s World Cup first.
Tournament with the most 100s – 10 were scored during the ICC Women’s World Cup 2013 which was hosted in India
Tournament with the least 100s – 2 were scored during the Women’s World Cup 1982 which was hosted in New Zealand
Player with the most 100s – England’s Janette Brittin and Charlotte Edwards have each scored 4.
England’s Claire Taylor is the only player to have scored 100s in four consecutive tournaments (2000, 2005 and 2009). New Zealand’s Suzie Bates could equal her record this year
Highest score – 229 not out scored by Australia’s Belinda Clark to help beat Denmark by 363 runs during the 1997 Women’s World Cup in Mumbai
Fastest 100 (from 1997 onwards) – 107 not out scored by Australia’s Karen Rolton off 57 balls to help beat South Africa by 9 wickets during the 2000 Women’s World Cup in New Zealand
Slowest 100 (from 1997 onwards) – 103 scored by Australia’s Lisa Keightley off 150 balls to help beat South Africa by 97 runs during the 2005 Women’s World Cup in South Africa
Nine of the 100s from previous tournaments have been scored by players that are likely to feature in ICC Women’s World Cup 2017.