What is The Hundred?

When does it start? How and where you can watch and follow?

What is The Hundred?

The Hundred is an action-packed, unmissable new 100 ball cricket competition that will put you on the edge of your seat. Everyone is welcome.

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The Hundred Explained

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It features world-class players and massive names from around the world. Eight brand new city-based women's and men's teams will compete over five weeks every summer.

Each team has a men's and women's squad, with the two competitions running alongside each other.

With only 100 balls per side every ball will be crucial in The Hundred

With only 100 balls per side every ball will be crucial in The Hundred

When does it start?

The first year of The Hundred was played in 2021. In 2022, the Men's Competition begins on Wednesday 3 August, while the Women's Competition gets under way on Thursday 11 August.

Which teams will play?

Eight new teams have been created. 

Those teams will be:

  • Birmingham Phoenix (Edgbaston)
  • London Spirit (Lord's)
  • Manchester Originals (Emirates Old Trafford)
  • Northern Superchargers (Headingley)
  • Oval Invincibles (Kia Oval)
  • Southern Brave (Ageas Bowl)
  • Trent Rockets (Trent Bridge)
  • Welsh Fire (Sophia Gardens)

Each squad will be made up of 15 players with a maximum of three overseas stars.

Seven cities across the country

Seven cities across the country

What happened in 2021?

Oval Invincibles won the Women's Competition. Southern Brave won the Men's Competition.

How are players selected?

A Draft system is used to allocate players to each men's team. Read more on how that process works here.

The women's teams have their own bespoke player selection process. Read more on their player selection process here.

When is The Hundred Draft?

The Hundred Draft took place in April 2022. Take a look at each team's picks here

When will I be able to buy tickets?

Tickets are now on general sale! Head to the Tickets page to find yours today. Click here to see pricing options.

How do I watch The Hundred?

The Hundred will be broadcast on Sky Sports and the BBC. More details will be available soon.

In every household. From Sky Sports to the BBC.

In every household. From Sky Sports to the BBC.

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