Press release -
Nottingham set for another spectacular month of sport and entertainment as The Hundred announces 2023 dates
- The Hundred is back on Tuesday 1 August with Trent Bridge set to host opening game of The Hundred in 2023
- Fans can look forward to another season of world-class men’s and women’s cricket following a record-breaking 2022 tournament
- Lord’s to host The Hundred Final on Sunday August 27
- 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 Nottingham 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 at Trent Bridge, promising high octane men’s and women’s sporting action, live music, and a host of family-friendly entertainment.
Trent Bridge will host four home double-header fixtures in August, including the opening game of the competition against Southern Brave on 1 August. Trent Rockets men will be looking to retain the title they won in 2022, with the women looking to better their Eliminator finish.
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 Seagirls, Deco, Queen Millz and DJ Charlie Burley, 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.
Nat Sciver, Trent Rockets and England all-rounder, said: “The first two years of The Hundred have been amazing. The crowd at Trent Bridge is like having an extra player and it’s great to get to meet some of the fans after the games and hopefully inspire the next generation to have a go at cricket. We were desperate to reach the final last year but just fell short, so there will be that added bit of determination in 2023 to go all the way.”
Lewis Gregory, Trent Rocket’s men’s captain said: “The support we got at home went a long way to helping us finish top of the table and win the competition last year. Trent Bridge is an amazing place to play cricket, especially during The Hundred with the music and hundreds of kids cheering for you in the crowd.”
Northern Superchargers will visit Nottingham on 9 August for Trent Rockets’ second home game of the campaign, with Trent Bridge then playing host to Manchester Originals on 17 August and local rivals Birmingham Phoenix two days later on 19 August.
The Hundred Eliminator, where second and third placed teams fight it out for a place in the final, is set for Saturday 26 August at The Kia Oval. The Final itself will take place on Sunday 27 August at Lord’s.
For the first time this year The Hundred will see both the men’s and the women’s competitions host a draft. The date The Hundred Draft is due to be held is Thursday 2 March. Deadline day – the day on which retained players are confirmed across both competitions – is set to be Thursday 16 February.
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.
Notes to Editors
About Trent Rockets:
Trent Rockets is the East-Midlands based team in The Hundred, based at Trent Bridge. The men’s team won The Hundred in 2022, and the women’s team were knocked out in the Eliminator.
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
Full fixtures (all games men’s and women’s double headers)
Tuesday 1 August: Trent Rockets vs Southern Brave, Trent Bridge, women 15:00, men 18:30
Saturday 5 August: Birmingham Phoenix vs Trent Rockets, Edgbaston, women 14:30, men 18:00
Wednesday 9 August: Trent Rockets vs Northern Superchargers, Trent Bridge, women 11:30, men 15:00
Saturday 12 August: London Spirit vs Trent Rockets, Lord’s, women 11.00, men 14.30
Monday 14 August: Welsh Fire vs Trent Rockets, Sophia Gardens, women 15:00, men 18:30
Thursday 17 August: Trent Rockets vs Manchester Originals, Trent Bridge, women 15:00, men 18:30
Saturday 19 August: Trent Rockets vs Birmingham Phoenix, Trent Bridge, women 11:00, men 14:30
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