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
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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.