The Hundred

hewielewie

Well-known member
What does everyone think of this?

No such thing as overs​

The party line is that cricket is changing, but it’s staying the same. The basic principles of the game will remain in tact – whoever scores the most runs, wins – with the biggest difference being that each team gets just 100 balls per innings (20 fewer than in a T20). That means it will all squeeze into a two-and-a-half-hour window before everyone can go home.

Instead of counting overs, the 100 balls will be counted down one by one on the scoreboard. So in theory, there are no “overs” at all. The traditional six-ball over has been dispensed with and there will now be 10 lots of 10 balls – and the bowler will still change ends after each set.

However, a team captain can allow his or her bowler to bowl either five or 10 balls in a row. A white card will be shown by the umpire to indicate the halfway point of two sets of five balls from the same end.


Punishments for poor time-keeping​

Changes in ends must take no more than 50 seconds and innings should not go on longer than 65 minutes.

If a team is too slow to bowl its overs, they will be punished by a fielder being moved into the inner circle – just as we’ve seen in the T20 Blast.

Timeouts​

One new innovation is the “timeout”. The bowling side gets a timeout of up to two minutes, during which the coach can enter the field of play to discuss tactics with the players. And if it all ends in a draw, a “super five” (just like a super over) will be used as a decider.

Bye bye, ‘batsmen’​

There is also a big emphasis on gender-neutral language. So “batsmen” are a thing of the past, replaced by “batters” in order to bring the men and women’s games closer together. So long as you ignore the gender pay gap, anyway… Male contracts are worth between £24,000 and £100,000, while their female counterparts earn £3,600 to £15,000.

Should you be lost on any of that, videos will be shown inside the grounds and on TV to explain any unclear incidents or complex rules. Also look out for DRS – Decision Review System – which will be in use, unlike in most domestic cricket in England.
 

BeanBeany

New member
Going to Headingly for the match a week on Saturday be interesting to see if I notice much difference, to be honest after a few beers before it kicks off I very much doubt I will!
 

Holgatewall

Well-known member
As a Cricket lover I'll wait and see how it goes.

When first announced a couple of years ago I was dead against it but lets see how it goes.
 
How were the squads picked, why is Root playing for Trent? I can see the point of having a competition with less but hopefully higher quality teams, but are we scared we can't match the IPL or Big Bash?
 

Heine_Otto

Active member
To go back to the OP with my thoughts on this.

Firstly, I'll watch it, because I love cricket in all it's formats. However, it's probably too close to the T20 format to be anything earth shattering. I hope T20 remains, and doesn't get swept aside by this.
 

El Guapo

Well-known member
I don’t know why we don’t just boil it all down to super over knockout competition. Should keep the masses attention for a minute or two.

In short, it’s utter billloxks and not needed. The only form of the game suffering from all this kak is Test cricket, which should be the pinnacle! Angry face ! 😡
 

Colgates_shaving_foam

Well-known member
This competition was created because the ECB missed the T20 boat and most out to the IPL.

Instead of trying to create a format to destroy T20 they should just focus on improving the blast.

I can't see how it can attract enough brand new fans to make up for the loss of all the fans who have no team to support now in the hundred.
 

Muttley

Well-known member
I love Test Cricket but for "a day at the cricket" you can't beat the one day Internationals. Rarely watch the T20 games it depends on how bored I am whether I can be fussed to watch this. The major problem I have with this is the artificial "teams" that have been created.

Which telly station is it on?
 

hewielewie

Well-known member
I love Test Cricket but for "a day at the cricket" you can't beat the one day Internationals. Rarely watch the T20 games it depends on how bored I am whether I can be fussed to watch this. The major problem I have with this is the artificial "teams" that have been created.

Which telly station is it on?
I think it's on BBC and Sky
 

Colgates_shaving_foam

Well-known member
I love Test Cricket but for "a day at the cricket" you can't beat the one day Internationals. Rarely watch the T20 games it depends on how bored I am whether I can be fussed to watch this. The major problem I have with this is the artificial "teams" that have been created.

Which telly station is it on?
Every game is on sky but I think a lot of them are on BBC as well
 
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