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.
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 – 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 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:
England Men’s Central Contact player – Chris Woakes
England Women’s Central Contact player – Amy Jones, Kirstie Gordon
Local Icons – Moeen Ali, Pat Brown
England Men’s Central Contact player – Rory Burns
England Women’s Central Contact player – Heather Knight, Freya Davies
Local Icons – Eoin Morgan, Dan Lawrence
England Men’s Central Contact player – Jos Buttler
England Women’s Central Contact player – Kate Cross, Sophie Ecclestone
Local Icons – Saqib Mahmood, Matt Parkinson
England Men’s Central Contact player – Ben Stokes
England Women’s Central Contact player – Lauren Winfield, Linsey Smith
Local Icons – Adil Rashid, David Willey
England Men’s Central Contact player – Sam Curran
England Women’s Central Contact player – Laura Marsh, Fran Wilson
Local Icons – Jason Roy, Tom Curran
England Men’s Central Contact player – Jofra Archer
England Women’s Central Contact player – Anya Shrubsole, Danni Wyatt
Local Icons – James Vince, Chris Jordan
England Men’s Central Contact player – Joe Root
England Women’s Central Contact player – Nat Sciver, Katherine Brunt
Local Icons – Alex Hales, Harry Gurney
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.