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[Cricket] The Hundred



A1X

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At least it puts good quality cricket on TV every night
 






Pevenseagull

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Full 2024 schedule:

Tuesday, 23 July: Oval Invincibles v Birmingham Phoenix, The Kia Oval (Women's 14:45, men's 18:30)

Wednesday, 24 July: Southern Brave v London Spirit, Utilita Bowl (Women's 15:00, men's 18:30)

Thursday, 25 July: Manchester Originals v Welsh Fire, Emirates Old Trafford (Women's 15:00, men's 18:30)

Friday, 26 July: Northern Superchargers v Trent Rockets, Headingley (Women's 15:00, men's 18:35)

Saturday, 27 July: London Spirit v Birmingham Phoenix, Lord's. (Women's 15:00, men's 18:35)

Sunday, 28 July: Welsh Fire v Oval Invincibles, Sophia Gardens. (Women's 15:00, men's 18:35)

Monday, 29 July: Manchester Originals v Trent Rockets, Emirates Old Trafford. (Women's 15:00, men's 18:35)

Tuesday, 30 July: Northern Superchargers v Southern Brave, Headingley. (Women's 15:00, men's 18:35)

Wednesday, 31 July: Trent Rockets v Birmingham Phoenix, Trent Bridge. (Women's 15:00, men's 18:30)

Thursday, 1 August: London Spirit v Welsh Fire, Lord's. (Women's 11:30, men's 15:00)

Thursday, 1 August: Southern Brave v Manchester Originals, Utilita Bowl. (Women's 15:00, men's 18:30)

Friday, 2 August: Oval Invincibles v Northern Superchargers, The Kia Oval. (Women's 15:00, men's 18:30)

Saturday, 3 August: Birmingham Phoenix v Southern Brave, Edgbaston. (Women's 11:00, men's 14:30)

Saturday, 3 August: Trent Rockets v Welsh Fire, Trent Bridge. (Women's 14:30, men's 18:00)

Sunday. 4 August: London Spirit v Oval Invincibles, Lord's. (Women's 11:00, men's 14:30)

Sunday, 4 August: Northern Superchargers v Manchester Originals, Headingley. (Women's 14:30, men's 18:00)

Monday, 5 August: Welsh Fire v Southern Brave, Sophia Gardens. (Women's 15:00, men's 18:30)

Tuesday, 6 August: Manchester Originals v Oval Invincibles, Emirates Old Trafford. (Women's 11:30, men's 15:00)

Tuesday, 6 August: Birmingham Phoenix v Northern Superchargers, Edgbaston. (Women's 15:00, men's 18:30)

Wednesday, 7 August: Trent Rockets v London Spirit, Trent Bridge. (Women's 15:00, men's 18:30)

Thursday, 8 August: Welsh Fire v Northern Superchargers, Sophia Gardens. (Women's 15:00, men's 18:30)

Thursday, 8 August: Oval Invincibles v Southern Brave, The Kia Oval. (Women's 15:00, men's 18:30)

Friday, 9 August: London Spirit v Manchester Originals, Lord's. (Women's 15:00, men's 18:30)

Saturday, 10 August: Southern Brave v Trent Rockets, Utilita Bowl. (Women's 11:00, men's 14:30)

Saturday, 10 August: Welsh Fire v Birmingham Phoenix, Sophia Gardens. (Women's 14:30, men's 18:00)

Sunday, 11 August: Oval Invincibles v London Spirit, The Kia Oval. (Women's 11:00, men's 14:30)

Sunday, 11 August: Manchester Originals v Northern Superchargers, Emirates Old Trafford. (Women's 14:30, men's 18:00)

Monday, 12 August: Birmingham Phoenix v Trent Rockets, Edgbaston. (Women's 15:00, men's 18:30)

Tuesday, 13 August: Northern Superchargers v London Spirit, Headingley. (Women's 15:00, men's 18:30)

Wednesday, 14 August: Southern Brave v Welsh Fire, Utilita Bowl. (Women's 11:30, men's 15:00)

Wednesday, 14 August: Trent Rockets v Oval Invincibles, Trent Bridge. (Women's 15:00, men's 18:30)

Thursday, 15 August: Birmingham Phoenix v Manchester Originals, Edgbaston. (Women's 15:00, men's 18:30)

Saturday, 17 August: Eliminator, The Kia Oval. (Women's 14:15, men's 18:00)

Sunday, 18 August: Final, Lord's. (Women's 14:15, men's 18:00)


So the majority of the school summer holiday when this is on sees Sussex host 3 one day cup games on Sundays and 1 fixture on a Wednesday. Effectively a single day of cricket at the county ground that youngsters can attend as a result of being on their summer holidays, until a country championship game starts on the 29th Aug.

Well done ECB. You TWATS.
 
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crodonilson

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I hate The Hundred. I mean, Southern Brave - what even IS that? A meaningless name for a meaningless team.

The Southern Brave team is known for its aggressive and fearless brand of cricket, which is reflected in their team motto, "Brave by name, Brave by nature". The team has a strong fan following and is expected to be one of the top contenders for the Hundred title.

“Endlessly curious, with an insatiable appetite for adventure”
 






Eeyore

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Full 2024 schedule:

Tuesday, 23 July: Oval Invincibles v Birmingham Phoenix, The Kia Oval (Women's 14:45, men's 18:30)

Wednesday, 24 July: Southern Brave v London Spirit, Utilita Bowl (Women's 15:00, men's 18:30)

Thursday, 25 July: Manchester Originals v Welsh Fire, Emirates Old Trafford (Women's 15:00, men's 18:30)

Friday, 26 July: Northern Superchargers v Trent Rockets, Headingley (Women's 15:00, men's 18:35)

Saturday, 27 July: London Spirit v Birmingham Phoenix, Lord's. (Women's 15:00, men's 18:35)

Sunday, 28 July: Welsh Fire v Oval Invincibles, Sophia Gardens. (Women's 15:00, men's 18:35)

Monday, 29 July: Manchester Originals v Trent Rockets, Emirates Old Trafford. (Women's 15:00, men's 18:35)

Tuesday, 30 July: Northern Superchargers v Southern Brave, Headingley. (Women's 15:00, men's 18:35)

Wednesday, 31 July: Trent Rockets v Birmingham Phoenix, Trent Bridge. (Women's 15:00, men's 18:30)

Thursday, 1 August: London Spirit v Welsh Fire, Lord's. (Women's 11:30, men's 15:00)

Thursday, 1 August: Southern Brave v Manchester Originals, Utilita Bowl. (Women's 15:00, men's 18:30)

Friday, 2 August: Oval Invincibles v Northern Superchargers, The Kia Oval. (Women's 15:00, men's 18:30)

Saturday, 3 August: Birmingham Phoenix v Southern Brave, Edgbaston. (Women's 11:00, men's 14:30)

Saturday, 3 August: Trent Rockets v Welsh Fire, Trent Bridge. (Women's 14:30, men's 18:00)

Sunday. 4 August: London Spirit v Oval Invincibles, Lord's. (Women's 11:00, men's 14:30)

Sunday, 4 August: Northern Superchargers v Manchester Originals, Headingley. (Women's 14:30, men's 18:00)

Monday, 5 August: Welsh Fire v Southern Brave, Sophia Gardens. (Women's 15:00, men's 18:30)

Tuesday, 6 August: Manchester Originals v Oval Invincibles, Emirates Old Trafford. (Women's 11:30, men's 15:00)

Tuesday, 6 August: Birmingham Phoenix v Northern Superchargers, Edgbaston. (Women's 15:00, men's 18:30)

Wednesday, 7 August: Trent Rockets v London Spirit, Trent Bridge. (Women's 15:00, men's 18:30)

Thursday, 8 August: Welsh Fire v Northern Superchargers, Sophia Gardens. (Women's 15:00, men's 18:30)

Thursday, 8 August: Oval Invincibles v Southern Brave, The Kia Oval. (Women's 15:00, men's 18:30)

Friday, 9 August: London Spirit v Manchester Originals, Lord's. (Women's 15:00, men's 18:30)

Saturday, 10 August: Southern Brave v Trent Rockets, Utilita Bowl. (Women's 11:00, men's 14:30)

Saturday, 10 August: Welsh Fire v Birmingham Phoenix, Sophia Gardens. (Women's 14:30, men's 18:00)

Sunday, 11 August: Oval Invincibles v London Spirit, The Kia Oval. (Women's 11:00, men's 14:30)

Sunday, 11 August: Manchester Originals v Northern Superchargers, Emirates Old Trafford. (Women's 14:30, men's 18:00)

Monday, 12 August: Birmingham Phoenix v Trent Rockets, Edgbaston. (Women's 15:00, men's 18:30)

Tuesday, 13 August: Northern Superchargers v London Spirit, Headingley. (Women's 15:00, men's 18:30)

Wednesday, 14 August: Southern Brave v Welsh Fire, Utilita Bowl. (Women's 11:30, men's 15:00)

Wednesday, 14 August: Trent Rockets v Oval Invincibles, Trent Bridge. (Women's 15:00, men's 18:30)

Thursday, 15 August: Birmingham Phoenix v Manchester Originals, Edgbaston. (Women's 15:00, men's 18:30)

Saturday, 17 August: Eliminator, The Kia Oval. (Women's 14:15, men's 18:00)

Sunday, 18 August: Final, Lord's. (Women's 14:15, men's 18:00)
f*** off, f*** off again, and keep f***ing off till you can f*** off no further.

Very little in life that bothers me, especially as I've got older. But seeing the game I've adored since I first played it as a kid torn apart by this utter monstrosity really f***ing upsets me.

Why not have The Three, where there are only six balls in the match ? Mind, even that might be too long for the attention spans of the target audience.
 
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Eeyore

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So the majority of the school summer holiday when this is on sees Sussex host 3 one day cup games on Sundays and 1 fixture on a Wednesday. Effectively a single day of cricket at the county ground that youngsters can attend a result of being on their summer holidays until a country championship game starts on the 29th Aug.

Well done ECB. You TWATS.
I used to practically live there in the summer holidays when I was young.
 




hans kraay fan club

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I used to practically live there in the summer holidays when I was young.
This. Ride down on my bike, with some sandwiches, biscuits and squash, and a bat and a couple of tennis balls. Meet a gang of mates. Grab a couple of autographs. Watch a bit of cricket, sometimes watch the opposition star having a net. Eat all the food by about 12, and spend the lunch interval having a game of our own on the outfield.

All summer.

F U C K the Hundred.
 




PILTDOWN MAN

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What a load of cock this is
 


Lenny Rider

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A non-entity for Sussex Cricket fans as we’ve truly been disenfranchised throughout.

I seem to recall hearing that the IPL were in talks with the ECB about effectively buying the competition, has this happened?
 








Greavsey

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To add a contradictory point to the general sense of loathing here (which I can appreciate), I have taken my two boys (now 12 and 10) to Southern Brave games over the past couple of seasons, and they've loved it. The youngest is now an absolute cricket addict in all forms of the game. So if the Hundred was meant to act as a pathway drug for kids, it's certainly worked in one case at least! I've also since taken them to test matches and T20's at Sussex, but the experience of being able to watch back to back games and general razzmatazz of The Hundred is a winner for kids (and for the women's game!).

I understand and respect the view that not having county championship games in August isn't like the old days, but for the target audience the ECB are looking to grab, I think it works. For me though, I still haven't worked out the five ball "sets" and when you can and can't bowl back to back "sets". Think that's a bit weird!
 




Berty23

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Jun 26, 2012
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Further context. I am falling out of love with cricket. Unless Somerset are playing I find I don’t really care anymore. I loved the blast and the bbl and IPL when they started but now there are so many franchise tournaments I have given up on all of them. I just don’t care. Let’s be honest the players don’t care if their side wins either. They play a few games in one tournament and then abandon the team to fly to the other side of the world for a few games then somewhere else for some more. If they don’t care about teams why should we? It has basically become an exhibition sport.

Sadly it is affecting my love of tests as well. No anticipation builds before a series with some games vs local sides. We fly in. Lose. Fly away to franchises.
 




BNthree

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My issue with the hundred is they could have easily done it with the blast. Had regional ladies sides who play at different grounds.

They never marketed the blast properly.

Not sure of the exact details but the ECB don't make money on the blast so set The Hundred up to try to cash in. Basically the ECB have mucked up English county cricket chasing quick cash.
 


Pevenseagull

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My issue with the hundred is they could have easily done it with the blast. Had regional ladies sides who play at different grounds.

They never marketed the blast properly.

Drop the hundred. Start the blast early July. Finish it in four weeks. Make it louder.

Gives more kids the opportunity to attend some razzmatazz cricket at the start of the summer.

And have tests running at the same time.

Job done.
 


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