The advisory group behind the bid for a CBR Big Bash franchise is putting out a call to action for all Canberrans – if you want to see a Big Bash club come to Canberra, show your support for the Australian Women’s Cricket team when they are in town later this month.

Australia will play England on November 19 and 21 at Manuka Oval in the final Twenty 20 matches of the Commonwealth Bank Women’s Ashes Series. In addition to the traditional Prime Ministers XI against England, the two matches are the only international fixtures being played at Manuka Oval in the 2017-18 season and strong attendance at both fixtures will assist in showing Cricket Australia that Canberra will be able to support a local Big Bash franchise.

Chairman of the CBR Big Bash advisory group, Mark McConnell, said community support for the bid is vital to its success.

“A large part of our submission to Cricket Australia will be our ability to prove that the public interest for a Big Bash club is incredibly strong and alive,” McConnell said.

“On November 19 & 21 the best female cricketers in the world will be in action on Manuka Oval, and we want every cricket supporter in Canberra and surrounding regions to come to the game and cheer on the Aussies.”

“Canberra has a great reputation for supporting elite female sporting events, and we hope this will continue and result in good crowd numbers at the Women’s Ashes”

Tickets for the Commonwealth Bank Women’s Ashes Series are just $10* for adults and $5* for concession, while kids get in free^ with a valid match ticket. Additionally, $2 from every adult and concession ticket sold will go to the Lord Taverners ACT, a local charity dedicated to helping local young athletes play cricket and other sports.


*At match price. $2.95 per transaction ticket agency fee applies to purchases elsewhere.

^ Kids 15 years and under require a valid match ticket booked with yours.