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The Hundred

Jul 15, 2006
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Kenton, Devon
I don't like this format, but then I don't like Twenty20. However, given the amount of money the ECB have ploughed into this (and they're hardly cash-rich as it is) then, for their sake, I hope this works and they haven't squandered millions into a project when they could have used it better to fund existing levels of the game.
 

Pootle's Pom Pom

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Mar 13, 2009
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Trowbridge or Bristol
I don't think the game is meant to appeal to the cricket purist - I think The Hundred has been designed to get new people who aren't currently interested in cricket interested, hence the (near) equal billing of the women's teams and the live music, DJ's and fireworks.

I think the ECB have finally realised (20 years too late) that moving all cricket to Sky has lost a generation of fans and potential players, and now they are trying to reignite interest in the game.

It's working! As a result, my 10 year old son who has never been interested in cricket before has watched a majority of The Hundred games with me, and wanted to go and watch it live. I managed to get tickets for Southern Brave at Southampton on Friday, and most matches appear to have sold out.
 

The Doctor

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Sep 15, 2003
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Who do Somerset supporters cheer for? Well, Somerset of course. This week, they’ve played and won two 50 over group games at Taunton, against Derbyshire and Glamorgan. The Hundred games are totally meaningless and irrelevant. Somerset supporters also have a home quarter final in the T20 Blast and the completion of the 4 day championship to look forward to, with the team in with a decent chance of winning all three trophies. #blackbird
 

The Doctor

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Sep 15, 2003
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At least Somerset fans are close enough to Cardiff if they want to take in a game. Here in Plymouth we might just as well choose to go to Lords. At least it is only one train.
They could do that but I can’t see any reason why they would.