Women's cricket August 27, 2013

Women's Ashes to retain points format

ESPNcricinfo staff

The women's Ashes will retain the points-based format used in the current series when England travel to Australia in early 2014. There will be six points on offer for the winners of the sole Test match (or two for the draw), with two points for victory in each of the limited-overs matches.

The schedule and venues have also been announced, with the series beginning in Perth on January 10 with a four-day Test. That will be followed by three one-day internationals and three T20s, which will be played as double-headers with the England and Australia men.

The team with the most points from the seven matches will be awarded the Ashes. In the current series, England are 6-4 up, with three T20s still to play. The Test match was drawn and England won the ODI leg 2-1, thanks to a five-wicket victory on Sunday.

Schedule for 2014 women's Ashes

January 10-13, only Test - WACA, Perth
January 19, 1st ODI - MCG, Melbourne
January 23, 2nd ODI - MCG, Melbourne
January 26, 3rd ODI - Bellerive Oval, Hobart
January 29, 1st T20 - Bellerive Oval, Hobart
January 31, 2nd T20 - MCG, Melbourne
February 2, 3rd T20 - Stadium Australia, Sydney

Comments have now been closed for this article

  • Dummy4 on August 28, 2013, 3:19 GMT

    Nice one sidzy. Sidelined to desserts?

    So the women have been playing on pudding pitches eh? Maybe sticky pudding wickets? The Oval(tine) can be renamed The Gela(tine).

    Hopefully they matches won't be a load of (fruit) cobblers.

  • Chris on August 27, 2013, 23:50 GMT

    I do find it odd that the Ashes is decided by a T20 result. I would rather see the sequence of games played in reverse, so the Test was the last game. I understand that there is a risk there that it might be a dead rubber but if they increased its point value, that could help insure against that.

    I'd prefer a point scale of: T20 - 2pts; ODI - 3pts; Test - 10pts.

    Plus the Test should be 5 days to maximise chance of a result.

  • Lokesh on August 27, 2013, 22:40 GMT

    They need to make the test 5 days

  • Philip on August 27, 2013, 17:00 GMT

    How was the test building towards a fascinating climax? Australia left the declaration too late, and England were batting out the draw. What would another hour of that have done for anyone?

    I like the format, it almost certainly can be improved on though, but let's see how the series in Australia plays out before we think too much about that.

  • Adam on August 27, 2013, 16:10 GMT

    Please god tell me they won't stop the test prematurely this time just as its building towards a fascinating climax?

    Honestly, if you were actively trying to drive fans away from women's cricket...

  • sidhant on August 27, 2013, 14:49 GMT

    Good to see womens cricket played on actual grounds not as eng. have sidelined them to desserts.

  • No featured comments at the moment.