The Hundred will make historical past in its opening fixture because it launches with a ladies’s match. The action-packed new 100-ball competitors – designed to open cricket as much as extra households and younger folks – will begin with Oval Invincibles internet hosting Manchester Originals on the Kia Oval on Wednesday 21 July earlier than the identical two males’s sides comply with go well with the next day.
It is going to be the primary time a serious UK staff sporting occasion has launched males’s and ladies’s competitions alongside one another and headlined with a ladies’s match. The match will probably be televised reside on Sky and BBC.
Beth Barrett-Wild, Head of The Hundred Girls’s Competitors, mentioned: “Opening The Hundred with a standalone ladies’s match represents a historic second, not only for cricket and ladies’s cricket, however extra broadly for sport. We’re actually proud to have the ability to make this announcement, and I can not wait to see our good feminine gamers stroll out on the Kia Oval on 21 July. The schedule actually epitomises how The Hundred is altering the sport – placing gender-balance at its coronary heart and presenting women and men on the identical platform, with the identical scale of ambition from the very begin.”
The Hundred goals to make cricket extra accessible to households and younger folks by fusing world-class, fast-paced cricket with family-friendly leisure off the pitch. It options eight model new groups based mostly in Birmingham, Cardiff, Leeds, Manchester, Nottingham, Southampton and two in London.
Your entire competitors, together with all males’s and ladies’s video games will probably be broadcast reside on Sky. The Hundred will even be lined extensively throughout the BBC, together with reside tv protection of 10 males’s video games and as much as eight reside ladies’s matches, together with The Hundred Closing and the ladies’s opening recreation.
After the opening two matches, the remainder of the schedule will see the lads’s and ladies’s groups each taking part in on the identical day, on the similar venue, with the ambition to raise ladies’s cricket via The Hundred. Tickets are extremely good worth for cash and provides followers the prospect to see a ladies’s and a males’s recreation, plus added leisure all through.
The groups ending second and third within the league stage will meet one another on the Kia Oval in The Hundred Eliminator on Friday 20 August to compete for a spot in The Hundred Closing towards the league winners. Each the lads’s and ladies’s finals will happen the next day on 21 August at Lord’s.
Tickets for The Hundred will go on sale to these signed up at thehundred.com via a precedence window on 7 April, with normal sale starting on 21 April. Affordability for households has been prioritised with tickets for U16s at £5 and grownup tickets beginning at £10 for 2 video games (ladies’s and males’s match) whereas children U5 go free. Refund insurance policies will probably be in place if matches are impacted by Covid.
Go to thehundred.com to seek out out extra and to enroll in precedence ticket entry.
As a Glamorgan member, you should purchase as much as 6 tickets at 50% off the early hen value, for all group stage matches at Sophia Gardens. All members will probably be contacted by way of electronic mail from 10am this morning.