Thursday, February 18th, 2021

Central Sparks announce 50-over and T20 fixtures for packed 2021 summer season

Central Sparks are excited to reveal their fixtures for the 2021 season, playing in the second edition of the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy alongside the new Women’s Regional T20 as a new era begins for women’s domestic cricket this summer.

Opposition Date Home / Away
Northern Diamonds 29th May Away
Western Storm 31st May Home
Southern Vipers 5th June Away
Thunder 12th June Home
Sunrisers 10th September Away
South East Stars 12th September Home
Lightning 18th September Away

The Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy, the women’s regional 50-over competition, will begin on 29 May with all eight teams in action on the opening day. Each team will play each other once in the group stage. The final of the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy is to be held on 25 September.

The Women’s Regional T20 is set to start on 26 June with Central Sparks’ opening match to be played as a double header with Bears v Durham Vitality Blast game under the lights at Edgbaston. Central Sparks have been placed into the below group based on the final standings in the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy last summer:

Group A: Southern Vipers, Central Sparks, South East Stars, Lightning.

Each team will play six group-stage matches – three at home and three away. Finals Day will be staged on Sunday 5 September with the best group winner progressing immediately to the final.

The semi-final on Finals Day will be contested by the ‘other’ group winner and the best second-placed team. The winner of that match will progress to the final.

Opposition Date Home / Away
Southern Vipers 26th June 2021 Home
South East Stars 3rd July 2021 Away
Lightning 10th July 2021 Away
Lightning 25th August 2021 Home
Southern Vipers 28th August 2021 Away
South East Stars 30th August 2021 Home

How can I follow the matches?

You can sync all of today’s announced fixtures directly to the calendar of your mobile phone or mobile device by clicking on this link.

Further detail on plans to live stream matches and the match report service to ensure you can keep updated when the competitions begin.

You can also keep up updated via Twitter @CentralSparks!