The Hundred Cricket is a unique tournament introduced by the England Cricket Board(ECB) which is planned to play with 100 balls(deliveries).
The launch of Hundred Cricket was postponed from 2020, its original inaugural year, to 2021, due to the wide-ranging impact of the COVID19 pandemic, including factors such as spectators and player availability.
The competition, featuring women’s and men’s teams from eight cities, will begin on July 21 and run for a month until August 21, with the opening fixtures being the women’s clash between Oval and Manchester.
The Hundred Cricket Rules
In 2019 February, the ECB announced revised conditions which would be the confirmed format for the upcoming tournament to commence from July 2021.
- It’s 100 balls per innings. Whoever scores the most runs wins.
- The fielding side change ends after 10 balls.
- Bowlers deliver either five or 10 consecutive balls. The captain decides.
- Each bowler can deliver a maximum of 20 balls per game.
- Each bowling side gets a strategic timeout of up to two and a half minutes.
- The coach can walk out to the middle of the ground and discuss tactics with their players mid-game.
- A 25-ball powerplay for each team.
- Two fielders are allowed outside of the initial 30-yard circle during the powerplay.
- A match of The Hundred will last two and a half hours.
- Simplified scoreboard
The Hundred Cricket Schedule
|21-Jul||Oval Invincibles v Manchester Originals (women’s),||Kia Oval|
|22-Jul||Oval Invincibles v Manchester Originals (men’s), Kia Oval||Kia Oval|
|23-Jul||Birmingham Phoenix v London Spirit,||Edgbaston|
|24-Jul||Trent Rockets v Southern Brave,||Trent Bridge|
|Northern Superchargers v Welsh Fire,||Emerald Headingley|
|25-Jul||London Spirit v Oval Invincibles||Lord’s|
|Manchester Originals v Birmingham Phoenix||Emirates Old Trafford|
|26-Jul||Trent Rockets v Northern Superchargers||Trent Bridge|
|27-Jul||Welsh Fire v Southern Brave||Sophia Gardens|
|28-Jul||Manchester Originals v Northern Superchargers||Emirates Old Trafford|
|29-Jul||London Spirit v Trent Rockets||Lord’s|
|30-Jul||Southern Brave v Birmingham Phoenix||Ageas Bowl|
|31-Jul||Welsh Fire v Manchester Originals||Sophia Gardens|
|Northern Superchargers v Oval Invincibles||Emerald Headingley|
|01-Aug||Birmingham Phoenix v Trent Rockets||Edgbaston|
|London Spirit v Southern Brave||Lord’s|
|02-Aug||Oval Invincibles v Welsh Fire||Kia Oval|
|03-Aug||London Spirit v Northern Supercharger||Lord’s|
|04-Aug||Birmingham Phoenix v Oval Invincibles||Edgbaston|
|05-Aug||Manchester Originals v Southern Brave||Emirates Old Trafford|
|06-Aug||Welsh Fire v Trent Rockets||Sophia Gardens|
|07-Aug||Southern Brave v Northern Superchargers||Ageas Bowl|
|08-Aug||Oval Invincibles v Trent Rockets||Kia Oval|
|09-Aug||Birmingham Phoenix v Welsh Fire||Edgbaston|
|10-Aug||Manchester Originals v London Spirit||Emirates Old Trafford|
|11-Aug||Southern Brave v Welsh Fire||Ageas Bowl|
|12-Aug||Northern Superchargers v Manchester Originals||Emerald Headingley|
|13-Aug||Trent Rockets v Birmingham Phoenix||Trent Bridge|
|14-Aug||Oval Invincibles v London Spirit||Kia Oval|
|15-Aug||Trent Rockets v Manchester Originals||Trent Bridge|
|16-Aug||Southern Brave v Oval Invincibles||Ageas Bowl|
|17-Aug||Northern Superchargers v Birmingham Phoenix||Emerald Headingley|
|18-Aug||Welsh Fire v London Spirit||Sophia Gardens|
|20-Aug||Eliminator (both women’s and men’s)||Kia Oval|
|21-Aug||Finals (both women’s and men’s)||Lord’s|
How many teams are participating in “The Hundred” Cricket?
The inaugural tournament consists of 8 teams in total which were named after the cities in England. The teams are as follows.
- Birmingham Phoenix
- Manchester Originals
- London Spirit
- Oval Invincibles
- Northern Superchargers
- Trent Rockets
- Southern Brave
- Welsh Fire
The Hundred Cricket Squad
Men’s squad: Moeen Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Henry Brookes, Pat Brown, Chris Cooke, Tom Helm, Adam Hose, Benny Howell, Liam Livingstone, Dominic Sibley, Kane Williamson, Chris Woakes, Adam Zampa, Tom Abell, Daniel Bell-Drummond, Miles Hammond.
Women’s Squad: Sophie Devine, Emily Arlott, Thea Brookes, Gwen Davies, Ria Fackrell, Phoebe Franklin, Ashleigh Gardner, Kirstie Gordon, Amy Jones, Evelyn Jones, Marie Kelly, Abthaa Maqsood, Isabelle Wong, Georgia Elwiss.
Men’s squad: Eoin Morgan (c), Mohammad Amir, Mason Crane, Zak Crawley, Joe Denly, Jade Dernbach, Dan Lawrence, Glenn Maxwell, Mohammad Nabi, Luis Reece, Adam Rossington, Roelof van der Merwe, Mark Wood, Ravi Bopara, Chris Wood.
Women’s Squad: Heather Knight (c), Amara Carr, Aylish Cranstone, Naomi Dattani, Freya Davies, Charlie Dean, Deandra Dottin, Danielle Gibson, Hannah Jones, Sophie Munro, Susie Rowe, Chloe Tyron, Tammy Beaumont.
Men’s squad: Ben Stokes, Aaron Finch, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Chris Lynn, Adil Rashid, Adam Lyth, David Willey, Olly Stone, Matthew Potts, Matthew Fisher, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Harry Brooks, Brydon Carse, Callum Parkinson, John Simpson.
Women’s Squad: Hollie Armitage, Nicola Carey, Alice Davidson-Richards, Helen Fenby, Alyssa Healy, Bess Heath, Beth Langston, Katie Levick, Linsey Smith, Lauren Winfield-Hill.
Men’s squad: Jos Buttler, Nicholas Pooran, Kagiso Rabada, Harry Gurney, Phil Salt, Matt Parkinson, Joe Clarke, Jamie Overton, Shadab Khan, Tom Lammonby, Wayne Madsen, Steven Finn, Colin Ackermann, Richard Gleenson, Tom Hartley.
Women’s Squad: Georgia Boyce, Natalie Brown, Danielle Collins, Kate Cross, Mignon du Preez, Alice Dyson, Sophie Ecclestone, Cordelia Griffith, Alex Hartley, Hannah Jones, Emma Lamb, Lizelle Lee, Ellie Threlkeld.
Men’s squad: Sam Billings, Alex Blake, Rory Burns, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Laurie Evans, Will Jacks, Sandeep Lamichhane, Sunil Narine, Jason Roy, Nathan Sowter, Reece Topley, Saqib Mahmood, Colin Ingram, Brandon Glover, Jordan Clark.
Women’s Squad: Georgia Adams, Megan Belt, Sarah Bryce, Alice Capsey, Tash Farrant, Jo Gardner, Eva Gray, Marizanne Kapp, Rhianna Southby, Dane van Niekerk, Fran Wilson, Rachael Haynes, Mady Villiers.
Men’s squad: Jofra Archer, David Warner, Alex Davies, Liam Dawson, George Garton, Chris Jordan, Tymal Mills, Craig Overton, Delray Rawlins, Andre Russell, Marcus Stoinis, James Vince, Max Waller, Ross Whiteley, Danny Briggs.
Women’s Squad: Lauren Bell, Maia Bouchier, Freya Kemp, Amelia Kerr, Fritha Morris, Tara Norris, Sonia Odedra, Carla Rudd, Paige Scholfield, Anya Shurbsole, Stafanie Tayor, Sophia Dunkley, Danni Wyatt.
Men’s squad: Lewis Gregory, Matthew Carter, Joe Root, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Ben Cox, Alex Hales, Rashid Khan, Dawid Malan, Tom Moores, Steven Mullaney, D’Arcy Short, Luke Wood, Luke Wright, Timm Van Der Gugten, Samit Patel.
Women’s Squad: Katherine Brunt, Kathryn Bryce, Abbey Freeborn, Sarah Glenn, Nancy Harman, Lucy Higham, Sophie Molineux, Natalie Sciver, Annabel Sutherland, Elyse Villani.
Men’s squad: Qais Ahmed, Jonny Bairstow, Tom Banton, Ben Duckett, Ryan Higgins, David Payne, Liam Plunkett, Ollie Pope, Kieron Pollard, Jhye Richardson, Jake Ball, Ian Cockbain, Josh Cobb, Matthew Critchley, David Lloyd.
Women’s Squad: Laura Filer, Katie George, Amy Gordon, Alex Griffiths, Georgia Hennessy, Sophie Luff, Natasha Wraith, Jess Jonassen, Meg Lanning, Beth Mooney, Bryony Smith, Sarah Taylor.
How to Watch “The Hundred Tournament”?
Being played in England all the matches will be telecasted live. BBC and Sky Sports will broadcast the matches of both men’s & women’s tournaments.
How to Book The Hundred Cricket Match Tickets?
As per the latest news, tickets for the 100-ball tournament will be available for sale right from 7th April 2021. Prices have been kept at a nominal level to make the tournament affordable for all.
The early bird window will initially open for the county members and will feature tickets starting from as low as £10 for men’s tournaments. The Hundred Cricket tickets for visitors under 16 are priced at £5. Entry is free for kids below 5 years of age.
For Men’s Tournament
- Gold– price will range from something like £18 to £35.
- Silver– price will range from something like £12 to £30.
- Bronze– price will range from something like £10 to £16.
For the Finals of the Men’s 100 Tournament, the ticket price would be £30 or more.
For Women’s Tournament
- Gold– price will range from something like £10 to £18.
- Silver– price will range from something like £8 to £15.
For the Finals of the Women’s 100 Tournament, the ticket price would be £12.
For anyone who bought a ticket to the 2020 competition, there will be an exclusive ticket window from 15 – 28 March.