The Hundred (England)

The Hundred is a new cricket competition starting in England in 2020 with a simple concept – each team has 100 balls to score as many as runs as possible.


What is the Format?

Each team will have a single innings of 100 balls to score as many runs as possible, full details are:

  • 100 balls per innings
  • A change of ends after 10 balls
  • Bowlers deliver either five or 10 consecutive balls
  • 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
  • A 25-ball powerplay start for each team, with only two fielders allowed outside of the 30-yard circle

Each team will play each other once, apart from the paired rivals (see below ‘Teams and Venues’ section who will play twice, home and away.


When is it?

The Hundred is scheduled to take place in the summer, with the inaugural 2020 competition taking place between the 17th July and 16th August.


Teams & Venues

There are 8 teams competing in The Hundred, from 7 cities across England and Wales. Click on each of the below for a guide to visiting the venues.

Birmingham Phoenix – Edgbaston (Birmingham)

Catchment Counties – Warwickshire & Worcestershire

Men’s Head Coach – Andrew McDonald

Women’s Head Coach – Ben Sawyer

London Spirit – Lord’s (London)

Catchment Counties – MCC, Middlesex, Essex & Northants

Men’s Head Coach – Shane Warne

Women’s Head Coach – Lisa Keightley

Manchester Originals – Old Trafford Cricket Ground (Manchester)

Catchment Counties – Lancashire

Men’s Head Coach – Simon Katich

Women’s Head Coach – TBC

Northern Superchargers – Headingley Cricket Ground (Leeds)

Catchment Counties – Yorkshire & Durham

Men’s Head Coach – Darren Lehmann

Women’s Head Coach – Danielle Hazell

Oval Invincibles – The Oval (London)

Catchment Counties – Surrey & Kent

Men’s Head Coach – Tom Moody

Women’s Head Coach – Lydia Greenway

Southern Brave – Ageas Bowl (Southampton)

Catchment Counties – Hampshire & Sussex

Men’s Head Coach – Mahela Jayawardene

Women’s Head Coach – Charlotte Edwards

Trent Rockets – Trent Bridge (Nottingham)

Catchment Counties – Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire & Leicestershire

Men’s Head Coach – Stephen Fleming

Women’s Head Coach – Salliann Briggs

Western Fire – Sophia Gardens (Cardiff)

Catchment Counties – Gary Kirsten

Men’s Head Coach – Matthew Mott

Women’s Head Coach – Glamorgan, Gloucestershire & Somerset

The paired rivals (play each other twice) are: Leeds and Manchester, the two London teams, Birmingham and Nottingham and Southampton and Cardiff.


The Draft

The Draft will take place on the 3rd October 2019, teams will be able to select up to three players for their squad. They have the option of picking at least one England red-ball contracted player, and teams with one or more England Test players in their catchment area (see above) will be able to pick their preferred player. It is not compulsory for teams to pick a player from their catchment area.

The remaining red-ball contracted players will be selected by teams without a player in their catchment area until every side has had the opportunity of selecting at least one England Test player players not selected will be automatically allocated to their local team.

On the 20th October, the remaining places in the 15-man squads will be filled via a full draft, with picks including West Indies batsman Chris Gayle, England’s Eoin Morgan and Australia’s Steve Smith.

There are seven set salary bands, with up to two players to be picked at each of the following: £125,000, £100,000, £75,000, £60,000, £50,000, £40,000 and £30,000. Captains will receive a bonus of £10,000.


Further Information

Official Website: www.thehundred.com/

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