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The Hundred Returns In The Summer Of 2024 After A Record Year

Oval Invincibles and Southern Brave with their trophies
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After a record year in 2023, The Hundred will return on Tuesday 23 July at The Kia Oval, delivering a month of world-class cricket and blockbuster entertainment for all the family.

Oval Invincibles and Birmingham Phoenix will compete in south London in the competition’s first double-header, the first of 34 matchdays across 26 days of compelling sport at the height of summer.

A record 580,000 fans were in venues across The Hundred in 2023, including over 300,000 in the women’s competition.

The Hundred’s blend of high-quality sport and entertainment saw 41% of all tickets sold to families, 23% to juniors and 30% to women.

Alongside world-class cricket, thanks to The Hundred’s ongoing partnership with BBC Music Introducing, fans were treated to memorable music performances from a diverse line-up of artists and DJs including headliners Rudimental, the Lottery Winners, DYLAN and Prima Queen.

Last year’s men’s champions Oval Invincibles will start their campaign on day one of the competition, in the second game of the day, while women’s champions Southern Brave get going on matchday two in front of their home supporters at Utilita Bowl.

Supporters who have been season ticket holders in any of the three years of The Hundred or who bought a ticket in 2023 will be able to buy a season ticket from today.

From 13-27 March there will be an exclusive window open to fans who have previously bought tickets to The Hundred.

The priority sale window is open from 9-23 April, open to all fans who sign up in advance at thehundred.com. The general sale period begins from 25 April.

Tickets are once again great value, with prices set at £5 for juniors aged 3-15 (free for under 3s) and adults starting from £11.

The Hundred Eliminator, where second- and third-placed teams compete for a place in The Hundred Final, is confirmed for Saturday 17 August at The Kia Oval. The Hundred Final will take place on Sunday 18 August at Lord’s.

Southern Brave and England Women’s batter Danni Wyatt, who helped Southern Brave lift the trophy last season, said: “I can’t wait for The Hundred.

It’s such a fun competition to play in, and the crowds are getting better and better. You can really feel the difference at The Hundred in terms of the number of young people and families in the crowd. It’s done so much for the women’s game and the lift in both the profile and the standard of women’s cricket has been amazing.

We were so happy to get over the line and win The Hundred last year and we really want to do it again in year four of the competition.”

Oval Invincibles and England Men’s all-rounder Sam Curran, who was also a champion in 2023, said: “I think the third year of The Hundred was a huge step forward for the competition. As players, it’s really good to play in.

We know the standard is top quality but with every year we play it the format itself becomes part of the event. We saw so many close finishes last year in the men’s competition and close contests are so good for bringing fans in.

We’d love to be back at Lord’s in August to try and defend our trophy but we’re also looking forward to getting back out in front of our fans at The Kia Oval.”

The Hundred Draft, powered by Sage, will be back across both the men’s and the women’s competitions ahead of the 2024 summer as the 16 teams – including Andrew Flintoff’s Northern Superchargers men’s team – prepare their bids for The Hundred title.

For the first time, selection in the women’s competition will now take place exclusively through retention, The Hundred Draft and the Vitality Wildcard Draft. Salaries in the women’s competition have increased by £100,000 per team, with the top salary bracket now at £50,000.

All games will again be 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.

You can also follow The Hundred, and the eight teams, on Instagram, TikTok and YouTube.

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