The women's domestic summer calendar is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever, with Central Sparks set to play more fixtures in a season than ever before in 2023.
The Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy has doubled in size, with Sparks now playing 14 games in the competition and meeting each of their opponents twice - once at home and once away. The bumper tournament will finish with the final at Wantage Road on 24th September.
The Charlotte Edwards Cup shifts to a round robin format with each team meeting once. Playoffs and the final will be hosted at one of Sparks' home grounds, New Road, on the 10th June.
2023 also sees Central Sparks add two new home venues to its ranks. Moseley Cricket Club, which hosted international teams as a training venue during the Commonwealth Games, and the stunning Wormsley Cricket will both host a Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy match. The rest of Sparks' home games will be played at Edgbaston, Portland Road and New Road.
Two of Sparks' home Charlotte Edwards Cup matches with double headers with the T20 Blast, with the Sparks playing alongside Worcestershire Rapids on 29th May and Birmingham Bears on 3rd June.
Central Sparks look to build upon their 2022 summer which saw them finish second in the Charlotte Edwards Cup and fifth in the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy.
Details of how to access tickets for next year's fixtures, as well as memberships. will be released shortly.
Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy
22nd April - The Blaze vs Central Sparks - Trent Bridge 29th April - Central Sparks vs Northern Diamonds - New Road
1st May - Central Sparks vs Southern Vipers - Wormsley Cricket
6th May - Thunder vs Central Sparks - Emirates Old Trafford
10th May - Southern Vipers vs Central Sparks - The 1st Central County Ground, Hove
2nd July - Central Sparks vs Thunder - New Road
7th July - South East Stars vs Central Sparks - Guildford Cricket Club
11th July - Central Sparks vs Western Storm - Moseley Cricket Club
15th July - Northern Diamonds vs Central Sparks - Headingley
22nd July - Central Sparks vs Sunrisers - New Road
5th September - Central Sparks vs The Blaze - Portland Road
10th September - Sunrisers vs Central Sparks - The cloudfm County Ground, Chelmsford
13th September - Western Storm vs Central Sparks - The Cooper Associates County Ground
16th September - Central Sparks vs South East Stars - Edgbaston
Charlotte Edwards Cup
18th May - Sunrisers vs Central Sparks - The cloudfm County Ground
23rd May - Central Sparks vs Northern Diamonds - Edgbaston
26th May - The Blaze vs Central Sparks - Uptonsteel County Ground
29th May - Central Sparks vs Thunder - New Road (DH)
3rd June - Central Sparks vs Southern Vipers - Edgbaston (DH)
4th June - Western Storm vs Central Sparks - The Seat Unique Stadium, Bristol
7th June - South East Stars vs Central Sparks - The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence