The Hundred

The Hundred: Rules, teams and picked players

The Hundred, England’s new eight-team city-based competition, was launched on Wednesday (October 3), with several details about the tournament confirmed.

Every game will have two innings of 100 deliveries each (the clue is in the name).


There will be a change of end after ten balls, rather than the usual six. Bowlers can send down five or ten consecutive balls, while they are limited to 20 in the match. As for the PowerPlay, that will span 25 deliveries, and a maximum of two fielders will be allowed outside the inner circle during that period of play.

Although the main draft will take place on October 20, each of the eight teams have chosen some players already. The men’s teams announced one England central contract pick each, although it remains to be seen how many games they will play – as well as two Local Icon players. The women’s teams announced two England central contract picks.


The inaugural 100-ball competition will take place from July 17 to August 16 next year.

TeamMen’s playersWomen’s players
Birmingham PhoenixChris Woakes, Moeen Ali, Pat BrownAmy Jones, Kirstie Gordon
London SpiritRory Burns, Dan Lawrence, Eoin MorganHeather Knight, Freya Davies
Manchester OriginalsJos Buttler, Saqib Mahmood, Matt ParkinsonKate Cross, Sophie Ecclestone
Northern SuperchargersBen Stokes, Adil Rashid, David WilleyLauren Winfield, Linsey Smith
Oval InvinciblesSam Curran, Tom Curran, Jason RoyLaura Marsh, Fran Wilson
Southern BraveJofra Archer, Chris Jordan, James VinceAnya Shrubsole, Danni Wyatt
Trent RocketsJoe Root, Harry Gurney, Alex HalesNat Sciver, Katherine Brunt
Welsh FireJonny Bairstow, Tom Banton, Colin IngramKatie George, Bryony Smith

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