Southern Brave won the 2021 The Hundred competition
The Hundred cricket tournament will return to the English pitches once again after its incredibly successful inaugural competition in 2021.
The schedule for the 2022 tournament has just been announced and the 2021 Champions, Southern Brave, are set to face Welsh Fire on Wednesday 3 August in the first match of the season.
The Women’s competition will start on Thursday 11 August, after the Commonwealth Games and each women’s game will be a double header with the men’s matches.
The Finals Day will be held at Lord’s on Saturday 3 September.
All of the matches will be available to watch on Sky Sports.
Bryan Henderson, the Director of Cricket for Sky Sports said: “It was a privilege last year to help the ECB launch the Hundred covering 68 live matches in 32 days.
“The competition was a huge success taking cricket to new, younger audiences - achieved with a refreshing, innovative approach to broadcasting.”
What happened at last year’s tournament?
The Hundred has quickly become a roaring success with its aim of rivalling the Indian Premier League and Big Bash League.
In last year’s tournament, 500,000 tickets were sold and 16 million tuned in to watch the tournament on the BBC and Sky.
With the women’s and men’s matches being double-headed, it has allowed a greater exhibition of female talent in the cricketing world and a chance for a wider audience to experience both the men’s matches as well as the women’s.
At last year’s tournament, Jemimah Rodrigues became a household name as she stormed through the competition hitting 249 runs for the Northern SuperChargers in just seven innings and 165 balls.
The South African and Oval Invisibles captain Dane Van Niekerk was the women’s tournament’s top run scorer with 259 runs from 245 balls as she led her team to the Trophy from the front.
England’s Tash Farrant was the tournament’s top wicket taker as she took 18 wickets for the Invincibles.
In the men’s competition, England batter and Birmingham Phoenix captain Liam Livingstone was the tournament’s hardest hitter as he knocked out 348 runs in his nine innings.
The next highest run scorer made over a 100 runs fewer than Livingstone: Ben Duckett scored 232 runs in his eight innings.
The New Zealand bowler, Adam Milne, won the award for highest wicket taker as he took 12 wickets throughout the competition for the Phoenixes.
How to buy tickets?
Tickets will be available to purchase through The Hundred website. You will need to sign up with The Hundred in order to purchase the tickets.
The Priority Window will open on Thursday 31 March 2022 and tickets will go on general sale on Wednesday 20 April 2022
When are the 2022 matches?
Due to the commonwealth Games, there will be six group games in the women’s competition this year as opposed to eight in the men’s tournament.
The Hundred fixtures:
All times are UK times with the women’s matches to be played first unless otherwise stated. The Women’s matches will not begin until Thursday 11 August due to the Commonwealth Games.
- Wed 3 August: Southern Brave v Welsh Fire 7pm
- Thursday 4 August: Oval Invincibles v London Spirit 6.30pm
- Friday 5 August: Manchester Originals v Northern Superchargers 6.30om
- Saturday 6 August: Trent Rockets v Birmingham Phoenix 2.30pm
- Sunday 7 August: Welsh Fire v Oval Invincibles 2pm
- Monday 8 August: London Spirit v Manchester Originals 6.30pm
- Tuesday 9 August: Northern Superchargers v Trent Rockets 6.30pm
- Wednesday 10 August: Birmingham Phoenix v Southern Brave 6.30pm
- Thursday 11 August: Oval Invincibles v Northern Superchargers 3pm and 6.30pm (Women’s match to be played second)
- Friday 12 August: Southern Brave v London Spirit 3pm and 6.30pm
- Saturday 13 August: Manchester Originals vs Trent Rockets 11am and 2.30pm
- Welsh Fire v Birmingham Phoenix 2.30pm and 6pm
- Sunday 14 August: Northern Superchargers v London Spirit 11am and 2.30pm
- Oval Invincibles v Southern Brave 2.30pm and 6pm
- Monday 15 August: Birmingham Phoenix v Trent Rockets 3pm and 6.30pm
- Tuesday 16 August: Manchester Originals v Welsh Fire 3pm and 6.30pm
- Wednesday 17 August: Trent Rockets v Oval Invincibles 3.30pm and 7pm
- Thursday 18 August: Southern Brave v Manchester Originals 3.30pm and 7pm
- Friday 19 August: Birmingham Phoenix v Northern Superchargers 3.30pm and 7pm
- Saturday 20 August: Trent Rockets v London Spirit 3.30pm and 7pm
- Sunday 21 August: Northern Superchargers v Manchester Originals 3.30pm and 7pm
- Monday 22 August: Welsh Fire v Southern Brave 3pm and 6.30pm
- Tuesday 23 August: Oval Invincibles v Birmingham Phoenix 3pm and 6.30pm
- Wednesday 24 August: London Spirit v Welsh Fire 3pm and 6.30pm
- Thursday 25 August: Southern Brave v Trent Rockets 3.30pm and 7pm
- Friday 26 August: Welsh Fire v Northern Superchargers 3.30pm and 7pm
- Saturday 27 August: London Spirit vs Oval Invincibles 3.30pm and 7pm
- Sunday 28 August: Birmingham Phoenix v Manchester Originals 3.30pm and 7pm
- Monday 29 August: Trent Rockets v Welsh Fire 3.30pm and 7pm
- Tuesday 30 August: London Spirit v Birmingham Phoenix 3pm and 6.30pm
- Wednesday 31 August: Manchester Originals v Oval Invincibles 3pm and 6.30pm
- Friday 2 September: Eliminator, Ageas Bowl 3pm and 6.30pm
- Saturday 3 September: Final, Lord’s 3pm and 6.30pm
- Sunday 4 September: Reserve Day
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