The Pattonair County Ground will be one of the venues for the inaugural season of The Hundred – Women’s Competition.
Twelve venues have been identified to host standalone Women’s Competition matches in The Hundred, which starts in July 2020.
The Nottingham-based franchise will split their matches between The Pattonair County Ground and Leicestershire’s Fischer County Ground.
The hundred-ball competition will see some of the world’s best players feature in an exciting brand-new format, with Head Coaches leading player selection.
Beth Barrett-Wild, Head of the Women’s Competition – The Hundred, said: “We’re delighted to be able to take the Women’s Competition to a number of excellent venues around the country.
“The venues for the men’s and women’s competitions respectively are working together incredibly closely and that connection will help The Hundred inspire more people to attend, watch and play cricket.
“It’s particularly exciting that the Women’s Competition will be seen by fans across all 18 first-class counties, this represents a huge opportunity to grow women’s cricket – while the double-headers at the men’s venues provide another chance to present the men’s and women’s teams on the same platform.
“Many of the venues for the Women’s Competition have an excellent track record in supporting and nurturing the women’s game and we look forward to that continuing across The Hundred.”