LIFT OFF FOR LPL HUNDRED COMPETITION 2021
Round 1 Review:
Sunday the 1st of August marked the return of the Leeds Premier League’s version of the Hundred competition. Founded and ran by the Leeds Premier League in partnership with The Yorkshire Cricket Foundation, this local competition provides the perfect opportunities for everyone in the community to get involved in cricket.
The LPL Hundred had its inaugural season in 2020, and provided all those involved with a well needed escape from the COVID-19 pandemic.
This season is different in that spectators are allowed to attend, and are in fact encouraged to! The LPL Hundred offers spectators fast paced and exciting cricket free of charge at a variety of locations around the local area.
Last year’s victors: The Leeds Gladiators will be hoping to defend their crown against a mix of teams from across the West Yorkshire area.
A list of the teams competing is included below:
- Leeds Gladiators
- Leeds Titans
- Leeds Tuskers
- Men in Blue
- Leeds Lions
- Yorkshire Strikers
- Hyde Park Eagles
- Scarcroft Cricket Club
- Harrogate Warriors
- Wakefield Royal Indians
After an eventful opening weekend, the League table sees reigning champions Leeds Gladiators and Hyde Park Eagles on 4 points each. Both teams winning both of their fixtures fairly comfortably.
Sajith Wimashana Fernando, batsman for the Gladiators showed that the champions don’t intend to rest on their laurels, scoring a tremendous century at the Roundhay Oval. It was the knock of the weekend.
Sajith Wimashana Fernando with his MOTM award after his superb ton
Man of the Match awards for Nirav (top right), Haver Munir (top left), Rahul (bottom left) and Harry (bottom right
The results from Match week 1 were as follows:
Hyde Park Eagles WON vs. Men in Blue
Hyde Park Eagles WON vs. Leeds Lions
Leeds Gladiators WON vs Leeds Tuskers
Leeds Gladiators WON vs Leeds Strikers
Wakefield Royal Indians WON vs Leeds Strikers
Men in Blue WON vs Wakefield Royal Indians
Leeds Tuskers WON vs. Leeds Titans
Harrogate Warriors WON vs Leeds Lions
For more information about the Hundred competition contact: firstname.lastname@example.org