Cricket Australia has released their attendance figures for 2017-18.
Cricket Australia has smashed records during their summer of cricket with more than 2.3 million people attending which set a new record and smashed the attendance record set last season by more than 20 percent.
The Women’s Big Bash League saw a 26 percent increase in attendance on the 1,863,846, set in the 2016-17 season.
The international season began with the Women’s Ashes Series.
The first women's international series to be ticketed by CA saw a record 29,158 people attended the seven-match series, including a sold-out Brisbane’s Allan Border Field.
Total viewership across the six matches reached just over 4 million, with the final One-Day International televised on the main channel attracting a significant audience.
Now in its third season, the WBBL saw 151,931 fans attended, a 25 percent increase from the WBBL|02.
The opening weekend was the highlight as Sydney Sixers and Sydney Thunders attracted a 16,380 crowd.
WBBL|03 popularity followed on TV with audiences averaging 223,000 viewers nationally per match and more than 1.8 million live streams.
“2017 marked another year of smashing boundaries for women and girls cricket in Australia with the game continuing to grow at a rapid rate - particularly at community level," Cricket Australia Chief Executive Officer James Sutherland said.
“The Australian Women’s Cricket Team successfully retained the Ashes on home soil and once again represented their country with pride, inspiring young cricketers across the country in the process. We look forward to supporting them over the next 12 months as they turn their focus to reclaiming the World T20 crown in the West Indies next November.
“The WBBL continues to raise the bar as arguably the best women’s domestic league in Australia and has proven to be hugely effective in highlighting our elite pathway and demonstrating the amazing career opportunities that cricket now provides talented young female athletes,” he said.