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Lord’s and Hove to host The Hundred finals

by Wisden Staff 2 minute read

Lord’s will host The Hundred’s first men’s final, with the inaugural women’s final to be held at the 1st Central County Ground in Hove.

The ECB’s new domestic 100-ball competition will begin next year, with eight city-based sides taking part.

The men’s final will take place on Saturday, August 15 at the home venue for London Spirit, one of two London-based sides in the competition. The women’s final will be contested the day before.

Guy Lavender, the MCC’s chief executive said: “We are delighted to be hosting the inaugural men’s final of The Hundred at Lord’s and we are committed to making it a great success. The Home of Cricket is a great setting for the final of this brand new competition, which will provide MCC the opportunity to welcome many more young people and families into the ground, including the Pavilion, not only for the final but across the group stages with our team, London Spirit.

“We have been fortunate enough to host some incredible finals over the years, not least with the recent exploits of both the England men’s and women’s teams winning their respective World Cups in exhilarating fashion, and we know this is going to be another momentous sporting occasion – as well as another seminal moment in the rich history of Lord’s.”

On the announcement of the 1st Central County Ground – which has hosted the Kia Super League Finals Day in recent years – as the venue for the women’s final, Sussex chief executive Rob Andrew said: “We are delighted to be hosting the first women’s Finals Day for The Hundred. We have a strong reputation for supporting and promoting the women’s game in Sussex and this will help grow the interest in girls’ and women’s cricket – one of our key priorities over the coming years.”

According to a statement from the ECB, the venues were selected “based on the grounds’ suitability against set criteria, including the hosting of sell-out games across a season, accessibility, safety, connection with the cricket community and suitable match-day operations capabilities”.


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