The Ashes series is coming to Hove – as well as another showpiece event on the domestic cricket calendar.

Sussex’s home ground will stage an international Twenty20 as part of the Women’s Ashes series.

Newly-crowned world champions Australia take on England at the 1st Central County Ground on Sunday, July 28.

Hove also been confirmed as host venue of the Kia Super League finals day.

It will be the third successive year the domestic crown has been decided at the 1st Central County Ground.

The action takes place on Sunday. September 1.

Sussex chief executive Rob Andrew said: “It’s a real honour to be hosting both an Ashes match and Kia Super League Finals Day.

“We’re very proud of the work we’ve done to make Hove a venue supporters associate with women’s cricket and we’re very grateful to have been given the chance to grow this reputation further next summer.

“As all cricket lovers know, it doesn’t get much bigger than an Ashes series. The last time we hosted England Women v Australia, the ground was sold out and we’d love for the same to happen next July.

“After the success of the last two editions, Kia Super League Finals Day is now associated with The 1st Central County Ground in much the same way as Edgbaston is linked with the men’s equivalent.

“It’s one of the best days in the cricketing calendar - men or women’s. The atmosphere is brilliant, and the crowds keep getting bigger.

“As well as providing fantastic spectacles in their own rights, we want these matches to inspire the next generation of cricketers and help contribute to a successful future for the game in Sussex and beyond.”

Tickets for both events go on sale on Friday, February 1.

Hospitality packages will be available from Monday, December 3. For more information or to express an interest, email