Where is the The Hundred played?
The Hundred is played in England and Wales.
When is The Hundred being played?
The inaugural The Hundred starts on 17 July 2020 and ends on 15 August 2020.
Who won the 2019 The Hundred?
This is the inaugural season of The Hundred.
2020 The Hundred Teams
Eight franchises from England and Wales take part in The Hundred.
- Birmingham Phoenix
- London Spirit
- Manchester Originals
- Northern Superchargers
- Oval Invincibles
- Southern Brave
- Trent Rocks
- Welsh Fire
The Hundred Winners and Runners-up
The 2020 edition of The Hundred will be the first of its kind.
2020 The Hundred Final
The semi-final and final of the tournament is set to take place on 15 August 2020 at Lord's in London, England.
2020 The Hundred Betting Odds
The odds are not yet available for The Hundred as COVID-19 continues to threaten whether the tournament will go ahead in 2020.
The Hundred Free Bets
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The Hundred News
The official The Hundred website has all the latest news so you don't miss any important information. Interviews, stats, injury news, and more are all available to put you ahead of the bookies.
The Hundred Social Media
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The Hundred History
In September 2016, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) floated the idea of starting a professional 100-ball cricket format. After some resistance, the 18 first-class counties, the Professional Cricketers' Association (PCA), and the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) voted in favour of starting a professional competition using this entirely-new format.
As T20 was being played worldwide, the ECB were keen to try something new in order to attract a new fanbase and bring an even faster paced form of cricket to the masses.
For those wondering how 100-ball cricket will work, here are the rules, courtesy of Wikipedia:
- 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 time-out of up to two and a half minutes
- A 25-ball powerplay start for each team
- Two fielders are allowed outside the initial 30-yard circle during the powerplay
- Teams will be able to call time-outs, as has been the case in the Indian Premier League since 2009
- A simplified scoreboard is also proposed
Eight city-based franchises will take part in The Hundred. Each franchise will play four games at home and four away (each side will play a 'rival' home and away, and every other side once), with the highest-placed side on the league table going straight into the final. The teams that come second and third will feature in a semi-final, which will take place on the same day as the final.
Each franchise is allowed a squad of 15 players, with a maximum of three overseas players permitted to don their jersey.