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24 Jan

THE HUNDRED ANNOUNCES 2023 DATES

The Hundred is heading back to Leeds for 2023, bringing with it four weeks of spectacular entertainment and intense cricket action at the height of the summer. After two hugely successful years, the competition is set to kick off on Tuesday 1 August, promising high octane men’s and women’s sporting action, live music, and a host of family-friendly entertainment.

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Headingley Stadium will host its first fixture on Thursday 3 August, with the Northern Superchargers men’s and women’s teams kicking off their competition against Birmingham Phoenix.

More than half a million people attended games during The Hundred’s second year in 2022, including a record-breaking 271,000 watching live women’s fixtures across the competition and Headingley Stadium saw record attendances for the women’s games. Alongside world-class cricket, fans were treated to memorable performances from a diverse line-up of artists and DJs including headliners Bastille and Priya Ragu who performed at Headingley Stadium in 2022, thanks to The Hundred’s ongoing partnership with BBC Music Introducing.

There will be an initial, exclusive window to purchase tickets from 1-14 March for anyone who has previously bought tickets for The Hundred. Those yet to attend can sign up in advance at thehundred.com for priority ticket access from 5–18 April. Tickets will then go on general sale on Thursday 20 April. Tickets this year remain great value in line with 2022 pricing, with prices set at £5 for juniors aged 6-15, free for children five and under, and adults starting from £10.

The Hundred Eliminator, where second and third placed teams fight it out for a place in the final, is set for Saturday 26 August at The Kia Oval. The Final itself will take place on Sunday 27 August at Lord’s.

For the first time this year The Hundred will see both the men’s and the women’s competitions host a draft. The date The Hundred Draft is due to be held is Thursday 2 March. Deadline day – the day on which retained players are confirmed across both competitions – is set to be Thursday 16 February.

Hollie Armitage, Northern Superchargers player and captain last year said: “The Hundred is such a thrilling competition to be a part of. The support we had at every game was just phenomenal and I can’t wait to get back into action this year and see how the teams shape up for another fierce competition.”

England Men’s World Cup winner and Northern Superchargers player, Adil Rashid, said: “I have a lot of great memories from The Hundred in 2022. The atmosphere in every ground was really enjoyable and I’m really looking forward to the third year of the competition, playing with some of the best players in the world in front of big crowds.”

Over 14.1 million people tuned in to watch The Hundred action in 2022 and games will again be broadcast 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 or follow The Hundred, and the eight teams, on Instagram, TikTok and YouTube.

Yorkshire Cricket Foundation link up with the Northern Superchargers

The YCF delivers a community adult and junior competition, which follows The Hundred format, annually while linking up with the Northern Superchargers.

The YCF adult competition in 2022 ran in partnership with Leeds Premier League, Quaid e Azam Sunday Cricket League, Cricket Arena and Birkby Rose Hill CC through our core cities programme – in Leeds, Bradford, Sheffield, and areas of Kirklees.

The community final saw the Kirklees team win the trophy after a narrow victory over Firth Park Warriors from Sheffield, on Sunday, 4 September, at Scarborough Cricket Ground.

Pictured Northern Superchargers Jenny Gunn, alongside a number of young people who took part at a YCF cricket event at Myra Shay last year. The event was just one of the community events Northern Superchargers players featured at last year.

READ MORE: The YCF Hundred Adult competition 2022

While the junior competition, which ran for the first time last year saw each city of Leeds, Bradford, Sheffield and the district of Kirklees holding their own city competition with the winners coming together on the Yorkshire Hundred finals day on Thursday, August 4, at Park Avenue Bradford, with Sheffield Juniors taking home the inaugural title.

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The Yorkshire Cricket Foundation Northern Superchargers last year, with a number of player appearances at a number of YCF community events.

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