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Cricket - 24. August 2007.

England Women head to Blackpool


The two one-day internationals, scheduled to take place over the Bank Holiday weekend on Sunday August 26 and Monday August 27, see the two teams ranked second and third in the world face each other in what is now the third and fourth fixtures of the series after the abandoned game at Stratford-Upon-Avon on August 19.


England will need to win on Sunday to secure any chance of lifting the NatWest Women’s Series Trophy as New Zealand currently lead 2-0 after convincing wins in the opening two matches at Taunton and Derby.


Ahead of the fixtures, both teams will enjoy an open-top bus tour along the promenade to take in the sights of Blackpool on the afternoon of Friday August 25 at 2.30pm. Bespoke NatWest Women’s Series rock will be distributed along the route by the players as well as being available on match days at the ground.


The ECB Cricket Factory will be at Blackpool CC on Bank Holiday Monday introducing youngsters to the three main cricketing disciplines of fielding, batting and bowling.


England Captain, Charlotte Edwards commented: “It’s great to be playing back in Blackpool. We launched the series here in early August and we got a great welcome, so it should be a great game.


“A lot of publicity and promotional activity has gone into the game, so we’re expecting a good crowd at the ground. New Zealand are a tough side so we need to find some of our early Twenty20 form to try and secure the NatWest Women’s Series while we’re here. We’re going to have two great games and we can’t wait for them to get underway.”


Tickets are priced at £5 for adults and free for Under 16s. For tickets visit www.ecb.co.uk/womens .


Remaining Fixtures:

Natwest Women’s Series 2007


Sun August 26th          4th NatWest ODI v New Zealand                    BLACKPOOL CC

Mon August 27th         5th NatWest ODI v New Zealand                    BLACKPOOL CC

Thurs August 30         6th NatWest ODI v New Zealand                    SHENLEY

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