Press release -
London set for another spectacular month of sport and entertainment as The Hundred announces 2023 dates
- The Hundred is back on Tuesday 1 August with The Kia Oval set to play host to several games throughout August
- Oval Invincibles men’s and women’s teams kick off their seasons at The Kia Oval on Sunday 6 August
- The Hundred Final set for Sunday 27 August at Lord’s, The Hundred Eliminator to be held at The Kia Oval
- Fans can look forward to another season of world-class men’s and women’s cricket following a record-breaking 2022 tournament
- The Hundred’s partnership with BBC Music Introducing to continue bringing top tier live music and DJs at venues across the country
- For more information and to sign up for priority ticket access visit thehundred.com
The Hundred is heading back to London for 2023, bringing with it four weeks of spectacular entertainment and intense cricket action at the height of the summer. After two hugely successful years, the competition is set to kick off on Tuesday 1 August, promising high octane men’s and women’s sporting action, live music, and a host of family-friendly entertainment.
The Kia Oval will host its first fixture on Sunday 6 August 2023 with the Oval Invincibles men’s and women’s teams kicking off their competition against Welsh Fire. Both Oval Invincibles teams will hope to be at The Hundred Final at Lord’s on Sunday 27 August, with The Hundred Eliminator held on home ground at The Kia Oval.
More than half a million people attended games during The Hundred’s second year in 2022, including a record-breaking 271,000 watching live women’s fixtures across the competition and more families buying tickets than in 2021. Alongside world-class cricket, fans were treated to memorable performances from a diverse line-up of artists and DJs including headliners Bastille and Bambi Bains, Tamera and LLEO, thanks to The Hundred’s ongoing partnership with BBC Music Introducing.
There will be an initial, exclusive window to purchase tickets from 1-14 March for anyone who has previously bought tickets for The Hundred. Those yet to attend can sign up in advance at thehundred.com for priority ticket access from 5–18 April. Tickets will then go on general sale on Thursday 20 April. Tickets this year remain great value in line with 2022 pricing, with prices set at £5 for juniors aged 6-15, free for children five and under, and adults starting from £10.
Over 14.1 million people tuned in to watch The Hundred action in 2022 and games will again be broadcast live on Sky Sports and BBC broadcast and digital channels throughout the competition.
To stay up to date with the latest news, buy tickets or to sign up for priority access, visit thehundred.com or follow The Hundred, and the eight teams, on Instagram, TikTok and YouTube.
Oval Invincibles batter Lauren Winfield-Hill said: “Lifting the trophy with my Oval Invincibles team-mates last year was a career highlight that I’ll never forget. The Hundred is such a thrilling competition to be a part of. The support we had at every game was just phenomenal and I can’t wait to get back into action to defend the title this year. The first ever women’s draft is definitely going to bring an exciting new element to the game and it will be interesting to see how the teams shape up for another fierce competition.”
England Men’s World Cup winner, and Oval Invincibles all-rounder, Sam Curran, said: “I’m really looking forward to the third year of The Hundred. It’s been a really enjoyable competition to take part in across the last two years. The fans get right behind you and make lots of noise – the standard is great and it’s really fun. Hopefully this is the year that we can go all the way and lift the trophy.”
Notes to Editors
About Oval Invincibles:
Oval Invincibles men’s and women’s teams compete in The Hundred, and are based in South London at The Kia Oval. The men’s team are coached by Tom Moody, and the women’s team are led by Jon Batty. In 2022, the women’s team lifted The Hundred trophy. Both teams get their 100-ball campaigns underway at The Kia Oval on Sunday 6 August.
About The Hundred:
The Hundred is an action-packed, unmissable cricket competition that fuses world-class cricket with blockbuster entertainment.
Combining a short, fast format of cricket, with each game lasting less than three hours, and incredible entertainment beyond the sport, The Hundred is making cricket more accessible and reaching a broader audience. It’s simple: 100 balls per team, most runs wins, so every ball counts.
The Hundred features eight teams from seven cities, with men’s and women’s competitions taking place side by side: Welsh Fire (Cardiff), Southern Brave (Southampton), Northern Superchargers (Leeds), London Spirit, Trent Rockets (Nottingham), Oval Invincibles (London), Manchester Originals and Birmingham Phoenix. Each teams features some of the best international and domestic cricketers from around the world, including England Men’s & Women’s World Cup winners.
Highlight statistics from The Hundred 2022:
- More than 500,000 people attended games across the course of the competition
- The Hundred continued to take cricket to new audiences with more women (28%), children (22%) and families (41%) attending than in the first year
- 2022 once again set a new global record for total attendance at a women’s cricket competition, with 271,000 people attending
- All eight venues broke their previous best for domestic women’s attendances
- Of the Sky and BBC TV coverage, 42% hadn’t watched any other ECB cricket in 2022 prior to The Hundred, resulting in 5.9m new viewers
- Women (31%) and children (14%) made up a significant share of the TV audience
Oval Invincibles fixtures (all games men’s and women’s double headers):
Wednesday 2 August: London Spirit vs Oval Invincibles, Lord’s, women 15:00, men 18:30
Sunday 6 August: Oval Invincibles vs Welsh Fire, The Kia Oval, women 14:30, men 18:00
Wednesday 9 August: Oval Invincibles vs Manchester Originals, The Kia Oval, women 15:00, men 18:30
Friday 11 August: Northern Superchargers vs Oval Invincibles, Headingley, women 15:00, men 18:30
Sunday 13 August: Birmingham Phoenix vs Oval Invincibles, Edgbaston, women 14:30, men 18:00
Tuesday 15 August: Oval Invincibles vs London Spirit, The Kia Oval, women 15:00, men 18:30
Saturday 19 August: Southern Brave vs Oval Invincibles, Ageas Bowl, women 14:30, men 18:00
Monday 21 August: Oval Invincibles vs Trent Rockets, The Kia Oval, women 15:00, men 18:30
Saturday 26 August: The Hundred Eliminator, The Kia Oval women 14:30, men 18:00
Sunday 27 August: The Hundred Final, Lord’s, women 14:15, men 18:00