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, across July and August. The inaugural competition was due to be held between the 17th July and 16th August 2020, however this has now been delayed by a year to 2021 due to the Coronavirus pandemic.


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

Welsh Fire – Sophia Gardens (Cardiff)

Catchment Counties – Glamorgan, Gloucestershire & Somerset

Men’s Head Coach – Matthew Mott

Women’s Head Coach – Gary Kirsten

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 allows teams 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.

The remaining places in the 15-man squads will be filled via a full draft, with picks including top international stars.

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.

The draft for the 2020 competition took place in October 2019 and included:

Birmingham Phoenix

England Men’s Central Contact player – Chris Woakes

England Women’s Central Contact player – Amy Jones, Kirstie Gordon

Local Icons – Moeen Ali, Pat Brown

London Spirit

England Men’s Central Contact player – Rory Burns

England Women’s Central Contact player – Heather Knight, Freya Davies

Local Icons – Eoin Morgan, Dan Lawrence

Manchester Originals

England Men’s Central Contact player – Jos Buttler

England Women’s Central Contact player – Kate Cross, Sophie Ecclestone

Local Icons – Saqib Mahmood, Matt Parkinson

Northern Superchargers

England Men’s Central Contact player – Ben Stokes

England Women’s Central Contact player – Lauren Winfield, Linsey Smith

Local Icons – Adil Rashid, David Willey

Oval Invincibles

England Men’s Central Contact player – Sam Curran

England Women’s Central Contact player – Laura Marsh, Fran Wilson

Local Icons – Jason Roy, Tom Curran

Southern Brave

England Men’s Central Contact player – Jofra Archer

England Women’s Central Contact player – Anya Shrubsole, Danni Wyatt

Local Icons – James Vince, Chris Jordan

Trent Rockets

England Men’s Central Contact player – Joe Root

England Women’s Central Contact player – Nat Sciver, Katherine Brunt

Local Icons – Alex Hales, Harry Gurney

Welsh Fire

England Men’s Central Contact player – Jonny Bairstow

England Women’s Central Contact player – Katie George, Bryony Smith

Local Icons – Tom Banton, Colin Ingram


How to buy tickets for The Hundred

Ticket information for The Hundred is available on the official website here.


Further Information

The Hundred Official Website

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