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ECB postpone The Hundred until 2021

The Hundred will now launch in summer 2021, the ECB has announced. The new franchise tournament was sold on growing the game with some of cricket’s biggest stars, such as Joe Root, Jofra Archer and David Warner, signed up to appear. But with travel restrictions and social distancing measures in place as well as significant […]

Covid-19: Cricket season delayed until July, The Hundred still up in the air

Professional cricket is on hold once again as the ECB postponed the season until at least July 1st earlier today. Nine rounds of County Championship action will be lost with delays to England men’s and women’s series against West Indies and India. The Hundred’s debut season is also in jeopardy – a further meeting to […]

A Whistle Stop Guide to The Hundred

It seems barely a year can go by when there isn’t some new format of the game proposed, or someone doesn’t try and shake up and “modernise” an existing format. Leaving arguments as to whether there is actually a need, an appetite, or even the space for a new variant of the game to one […]

Steve Smith to captain Welsh Fire in The Hundred

Australian cricket superstar Steve Smith has been selected to captain Welsh Fire men’s team in the inaugural season of The Hundred this summer, bringing international leadership experience to the Cardiff-based squad. A former Australia captain, Smith brings an enviable record in white-ball cricket to the competition as well as extensive experience from franchise tournaments around […]

2020 County season fixtures have been released – how does The Hundred fit in?

Fixtures for the County Championship, Royal London Cup, The Hundred and Vitality Blast have been announced by the ECB. The County Championship season begins on Easter Sunday with Essex starting their title defence at home to Yorkshire on 19 April. The opening 12 rounds of the County Championship to be played on at least one […]

ECB chiefs locked in row with Surrey over The Hundred

Surrey were the only county to vote against the format of the ECB’s new 100-ball competition

Big trouble lies ahead if the hundred doesn’t work warns Daryl Mitchell

Chris Stocks finds the man who represents the players wants all his members to benefit from the new format but everyone must buy into

I can’t see how The Hundred can overpower the popularity of T20, says England international star

The Middlesex batsman comments on the 100-ball league due to come into the county schedule in two years’ time…

Worcestershire president Mervyn King warns ‘The Hundred’ risks impacting academies

The former Bank of England governor has his say…

Westbury column: Launch of The Hundred has been a disaster thus far

New initiatives should be encouraged, but the way they are percepted should not be underestimated, writes Isabelle Westbury


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