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.
Catchment Counties – Warwickshire & Worcestershire
Men’s Head Coach – Andrew McDonald
Women’s Head Coach – Ben Sawyer
Catchment Counties – MCC, Middlesex, Essex & Northants
Men’s Head Coach – Shane Warne
Women’s Head Coach – Lisa Keightley
Catchment Counties – Lancashire
Men’s Head Coach – Simon Katich
Women’s Head Coach – TBC
Catchment Counties – Yorkshire & Durham
Men’s Head Coach – Darren Lehmann
Women’s Head Coach – Danielle Hazell
Catchment Counties – Surrey & Kent
Men’s Head Coach – Tom Moody
Women’s Head Coach – Lydia Greenway
Catchment Counties – Hampshire & Sussex
Men’s Head Coach – Mahela Jayawardene
Women’s Head Coach – Charlotte Edwards
Catchment Counties – Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire & Leicestershire
Men’s Head Coach – Stephen Fleming
Women’s Head Coach – Salliann Briggs
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 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.
Official Website: www.thehundred.com/