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More than 16m tune in to The Hundred as competition welcomes new fans to cricket
The Hundred has entertained and captivated millions of new and existing cricket fans – with a total of 16.1m people watching some of the action on TV alone, new figures show today.
The Hundred by numbers – week one highlights
After seven days of matches, cricket’s newest competition, The Hundred, has seen thrilling action both on and off the pitch, unearthed new superstars and showcased world-class cricketing talent.
Millions of people have tuned in from home and thousands have flocked to the opening games across the seven cities.
But how do the numbers stack up? We take a closer look…
103,650 - The number of
Bouchier bowling action cleared
All-rounder Maia Bouchier has been cleared to resume bowling in competitive women’s cricket following an independent assessment at Loughborough University.
The independent assessment confirmed that Bouchier had remedied her bowling action within the prescribed 15 degrees of elbow extension threshold as defined in the ECB Regulations for the Review of Bowlers Reported with Suspect Bowling Ac
Opening match of The Hundred sets UK record for women's cricket
The opening match of The Hundred has become the most watched women's cricket match (across both international and domestic) in the UK on record.
Across BBC Two, Sky Sports Cricket, Main Event and Mix the match drew a peak audience of 1.95m as the exciting clash between Oval Invincibles and Manchester Originals reached its final stages at The Kia Oval last night. The coverage across all channels
World first: Sky Sports and The Hundred unveil ground-breaking technology to enhance the spectator experience
The Hundred (a new 100-ball cricket competition) and Sky have joined forces to develop an industry first augmented reality experience on a scale never before seen in sport by creating avatars using motion capture. Sky and The Hundred have captured players’ full range of movement in accurate detail, which will be used to enhance Sky’s TV broadcast coverage and at home fan experience via The Hundred
Five more players sign up for The Hundred
A further five players have signed up for The Hundred as replacement overseas players.
West Indies allrounder and T20 World Cup winner Hayley Matthews will join Welsh Fire after it was confirmed that Suné Luus has returned a positive Covid-19 test and is not able to travel.
Fresh off making 174* in his LV= Insurance County Championship debut, New Zealander Colin de Grandhomme has signed
LADY LESHURR, JAKE BUGG, EVERYTHING EVERYTHING AND JACK GARRATT ANNOUNCED FOR THE HUNDRED, MARKING THE BIGGEST MUSIC & SPORT COLLABORATION IN UK HISTORY
A-list music talent set to perform live at The Hundred cricket competition in collaboration with BBC Music Introducing
8 July: Live sport and music are teaming up like never before this summer, with The Hundred today unveiling an all-star music line-up to complement one of the most anticipated new sporting events, which starts just days after lockdown restrictions are due to lift.
The Hundred is a 'brave step' towards gender parity in sport, says panel of women's sport advocates
The sports industry comes together to discuss how The Hundred, the new action-packed 100-ball cricket competition, has gender parity at its heart and is breaking new ground to level the playing field in cricket and the wider sporting world.
The Hundred x the LEGO Group x Sky Sports team up to inspire families and sports fans
The Hundred is thrilled to announce a ground-breaking partnership with the LEGO Group and Sky ahead of the launch of the 100-ball competition this summer.
The new partnership will include a video where LEGO Minifigures of Andrew Flintoff, Ebony Rainford-Brent and a host of stars from The Hundred including Ben Stokes, Heather Knight, Moeen Ali and Kate Cross will highlight the fun, actio
Vitality Wildcard Draft completes The Hundred men’s squads
The eight men’s teams in The Hundred have today selected their Vitality Wildcard Draft picks to complete their squad line-ups.
With the Vitality Wildcard Draft being the last chance for the men’s teams to secure the final domestic player for this summer’s 100-ball competition, Northern Superchargers selected Durham allrounder Ben Raine as the first pick. Oval Invincibles chose to snap up Ke
Player movement in The Hundred
The Hundred has today confirmed a number of new players who will take part in the first season of the 100-ball competition.
Northern Superchargers welcome former Southern African skipper Faf du Plessis, who will replace Aaron Finch as men’s captain, with Laura Wolvaardt coming in for Alyssa Healy in the women’s team.
South Africa will be well represented across the competition with Suné Luus
Overseas player movements at Southern Brave
International stars Devon Conway and Quinton de Kock have signed for Southern Brave as overseas replacements for Marcus Stoinis and David Warner.
Conway has made an instant impact in international cricket with a double century on Test debut for New Zealand at Lord’s last week. He is averaging 59 in T20Is and 75 in ODIs since making his international bow for the Black Caps last year.
The Hundred and The Croods 2: A New Age team up for a summer of family fun
The Hundred is excited to announce a new partnership with The Croods 2: A New Age, DreamWorks Animation’s latest family adventure blockbuster starring Emma Stone and Ryan Reynolds which arrives in cinemas July 16.
The partnership builds on The Hundred’s desire to take cricket to a family audience and inspire kids to pick up a bat and ball. Both brands will work together on several initiatives a
Birmingham Phoenix confirm coaching line ups
Birmingham Phoenix have finalised their coaching teams ahead of the start of The Hundred.
Andrew McDonald will not travel over to England this summer due to the ongoing global issues caused by the pandemic. Former New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori will step up to the role of Men’s Interim Head Coach this summer while McDonald will support the side as a consultant before returning as Men’s Head
The Hundred confirms signings of Indian superstars
Teams across The Hundred Women’s Competition have today confirmed a number of new overseas signings.
The new 100-ball competition, which starts with a standalone women’s fixture at the Kia Oval on July 21, will now feature five Indian superstars: Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana, Deepti Sharma, Jemimah Rodrigues and Shafali Verma.
Verma – the No.1 ranked T20 batter in the world – comes in a
World-class cricketers come together with 100 Dynamos kids to celebrate 50 days to go until The Hundred
For imagery from the day, please use the attachments below. Please credit (Tom Shaw/ECB Images)
To celebrate 50 days to go until the opening game of The Hundred on 21 July, 100 children today took part in a Dynamos Cricket session alongside world-class players including Heather Knight, Fran Wilson and Sarah Glenn.
The Hundred will launch with an historic women’s match, Oval Invincibles vs Ma
Media Advisory - June 1
June 1 marks 50 days to go until the first game of The Hundred, with Oval Invincibles hosting Manchester Originals at the Kia Oval on July 21.
On June 1, 100 Dynamos participants will take part in a taster session at the Kia Oval, alongside players from The Hundred.
What: The Hundred does Dynamos Cricket taster session
When: June 1, 9am-12pm.
Where: The Kia Oval
Who: Players from ea
BBC MUSIC INTRODUCING AND THE HUNDRED ARE BRINGING LIVE MUSIC BACK TO THE UK THIS SUMMER
After a year of cancelled live music festivals and gigs, The Hundred guarantees live performances at each of its 68 games courtesy of BBC Music Introducing.
Live music artists performing at every game DJs embedded in each of the eight city-based teams Hosts from the world of entertainment announced for each team
The Hundred - a new 100-ball cricket competition - today announces an unprec
Cricket Stars Team Up with Dr Ranj to Help Kids Get Outdoors and Active Again
England cricketers Chris Woakes and Sophie Ecclestone, who are also set to play in The Hundred this summer, have written a letter to more than 150,000 kids and their parents around the country about the positive role cricket can play in their lives The two international players visited their old primary schools to read the letters to pupils Exacerbated by the pandemic, a recent survey has reveal
Sarah Taylor signs up for The Hundred
One of the all-time greats of women’s cricket, Sarah Taylor, has signed up to take part in The Hundred. The former England wicketkeeper will represent Welsh Fire in the first season of the new action-packed 100-ball competition.
The news comes as people signed up to thehundred.com get their first chance to snap up tickets for The Hundred via a priority window from tomorrow (7 April).