The blockbuster sporting and entertainment event of the summer returns!
Following rave reviews in its inaugural year, cricket’s newest competition, The Hundred, is back on Wednesday 3 August for a second summer to thrill crowds with an unrivalled line-up of entertainment and adrenaline pumping cricket for all.
Stadiums were packed out last year as crowds enjoyed world-class cricket alongside entertainment from top music acts including Jax Jones and Becky Hill. The Hundred’s partnership with BBC Music Introducing guarantees another year of top tier live music and performances throughout the competition.
The Hundred will throw cricket’s doors open once again, showcasing the competition’s fast-paced on-field action, with women’s and men’s cricket performing on the same stage, accompanied by DJs, live music artists and family-friendly activities, putting it firmly on the map as the must-attend event of the summer.
Tickets will go on general sale on Wednesday 20 April on thehundred.com. For those that bought tickets to the 2021 event, there will be an initial priority window to buy tickets in late February. A second ticket window will open on Tuesday 5 April for anyone who has signed up at thehundred.com.
Defending men’s champions Southern Brave will welcome Welsh Fire to the Ageas Bowl, Southampton, on Wednesday 3 August for the first match of this year’s high-octane competition. The Hundred’s women’s competition will kick off at The Kia Oval, London, on Wednesday 11 August, following the England Women’s team’s first ever year of participation in the Commonwealth Games. With a record-breaking 267,000 people attending the women’s matches across The Hundred last year, 2022 promises to be an incredibly exciting summer for women’s cricket.
The second and third placed teams will face each other at the Ageas Bowl in The Hundred Eliminator on Friday 2 September, with the winners facing the top ranked team in The Hundred Final on Saturday 3 September at Lord’s.
Alice Capsey, the 17-year-old Oval Invincibles player who set the 2021 competition alight and has since been recognised as a rising star within the women’s game said:
“Last year was such an exciting year for the women’s game. Playing in the opening match of the competition and winning the first-ever final of The Hundred are moments that I will never forget. I still remember seeing all the fans at The Oval for the first game, there were so many young girls, it was so special. I’m sure the second year of the women’s competition is going to be even more exciting. Everyone involved will be desperate to get going again and hopefully we can bring even more fans to the game.”
Tymal Mills, England international and fast bowler who played a pivotal role in helping Southern Brave men's team to the title last year, added:
“The team can’t wait to get going again to try and defend our title this summer. The support we received last year at the Ageas Bowl was incredible and it’s really special that the second year of The Hundred will start there on 3 August. I hope there's a full house cheering the team on and the fans get a real show.”
Games will once again be broadcast live on Sky Sports and BBC throughout the competition after more than 16m tuned in to watch The Hundred in 2021.