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The Hundred - Explained

The Hundred 2024 is right around the corner with the tournament's opening match between the Birmingham Phoenix and the Oval Invincibles on the 23rd of July. The match will see the beginning of a summer of cricket for the involved teams men's and women's sides.


But for those who are new to the competition here’s how it works. Unique to the format, the teams only get 100 balls (as per the tournament’s name sake) to score as many runs as they can. Involving eight men's and women's teams located in major cities across England and Wales including the Manchester Originals based at the Old Trafford Cricket Ground.


Getting down to the specifics. Bowlers are allowed to bowl up to 20 balls per match either in 5 or 10 consecutive sections. Each bowling side will receive a strategic timeout of up to 90 seconds in which their coach can come onto the field to give some advice.


The Hundred offers double headers on each game day with crowds being able to see both the men’s and women’s side of the teams in action with their ticket. The 2 teams with the most points under their belt out of the men’s and women’s competitions will progress straight to the finals at the home of cricket Lord’s on the 18th of August. The runners up from both competitions will then compete for a place in the final in the eliminator on the 17th of August.


The fixtures can be found @TheHundred on the tournament's social media with the summer of cricket commencing soon, there's never been a better time to get involved in such an exciting men's and women's sporting event.


(Image from @TheHundred)





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