The Hundred returns to the BBC after a record-breaking first year
The hugely popular entertainment and action packed cricket competition returns with extensive coverage across TV, radio and online from Wednesday 3 August
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• 18 games to be shown live on BBC TV and BBC iPlayer; 10 men’s and 8 women’s matches including both finals.
• New names for 2022 see Moeen Ali, Chris Jordan, Issy Wong, Dane van Niekerk and Mark Wood joining the BBC Sport’s expert line-up includes Isa Guha, Jimmy Anderson, Phil Tufnell, Carlos Brathwaite, Alison Mitchell, Alex Hartley, Henry Moeran and Aatif Nawaz.
• Every Ball of The Hundred live on 5 Live, 5 Sports Extra, BBC Sounds and via the BBC Sport website and App.
• BBC Music Introducing delivers live music to every game with the likes of Bastille, Samm Henshaw, Jordan Mackampa, Phoebe Green and Tamera all performing.
• The hugely popular entertainment and action packed cricket competition, The Hundred, returns to the BBC this summer after a record-breaking first year, with extensive coverage across TV, radio and online from Wednesday 3 August.
The Hundred has opened the world of cricket to new audiences with 7.9m people tuning into the BBC last year to watch the competition, whilst 1.9m watched the opening women’s game on BBC Two making it the most watched women’s cricket match on record.
World Cup winner Isa Guha will lead the BBC TV coverage, alongside an expert line-up including Jimmy Anderson, Phil Tufnell, Carlos Brathwaite, Alison Mitchell, Alex Hartley, Henry Moeran and Aatif Nawaz.
Joining the BBC in 2022 are some of the sports biggest stars including Moeen Ali, Chris Jordan, Chris Woakes, Dane van Niekerk, Mark Wood and Heather Knight.
Need a refresher? Fast-paced, each game will last less than three hours. Each bowler can deliver a maximum of 20 balls per game and there will be 100 balls per innings - whoever scores the most runs wins. The competition will see eight teams from seven cities; Birmingham Phoenix, London Spirit, Manchester Originals, Northern Superchargers (Leeds), Oval Invincibles (London), Southern Brave (Southampton), Trent Rockets (Nottingham) and Welsh Fire (Cardiff). Each team will feature some of the best international and domestic cricketers from around the world, including England Men’s and Women’s World Cup winners.
Pairing world class cricket with live entertainment, this year will see Brit Award winners, Bastille, take to the stage for The Hundred final. BBC Music Introducing will be providing live music for all 34 games with the likes of Samm Henshaw, Jordan Mackampa, Phoebe Green and Tamera set to perform and keep the energy high.
Barbara Slater, Director of BBC Sport says: “It’s great to see the return of The Hundred and add to what has so far been an extraordinary summer of sport for the BBC. We can’t wait to deliver extensive coverage of this exciting event to audiences across all of our platforms”
Audiences can watch 18 of the showcase games live on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer; including both men’s and women’s finals on Saturday 3rd September, with coverage led by BBC Sport’s expert line-up including Isa Guha, Jimmy Anderson, Phil Tufnell, Carlos Brathwaite, Alison Mitchell, Alex Hartley, Henry Moeran and Aatif Nawaz.
Some of The Hundred’s very best players will be joining the BBC coverage straight from the field to offer their expert analysis of the tournament as summarisers including Moeen Ali, Chris Jordan, Chris Woakes, Dane van Niekerk, Mark Wood, Heather Knight, Ravi Bopara, as well as Steve Finn and Saqib Mahmood who both featured last year.
On the ground, Chris Hughes will once again deliver special reports live alongside sport reporters Nicole Holliday and Betty Glover.
The team from the Tailenders podcast are back on TV, with Jimmy Anderson, Greg James and Felix White offering their special take on proceedings, and there’s even more first class entertainment with BBC Music Introducing, and chart topping acts performing live for audiences at home and at the ground.
You can hear EVERY Ball of the Hundred on the BBC with coverage on 5 Live, 5 Sports Extra, BBC Sounds and on the BBC Sport website and App.
Ball by ball commentary will be provided by Henry Moeran, Alison Mitchell, Aatif Nawaz, Melissa Story, Daniel Norcross, Stephan Shemilt, Scott Read, Emily Windsor, Nikesh Rughani, Kevin Howells and Charlie Taylor.
T20 World Cup legend Carlos Brathwaite, England captain Heather Knight, England all-rounder Moeen Ali and World Cup winner Alex Hartley will be part of the team along with England bowlers Chris Woakes, Mark Wood and Chris Jordan.
England bowler Issy Wong will make her BBC radio debut alongside England opener Haseeb Hameed and England all-rounder Samit Patel. They will be joined by the leading wicket taker from the inaugural Hundred competition, Tash Farrant, while England bowlers Steven Finn and Saqib Mahmood take their place in the commentary box alongside Ravi Bopara, Georgia Elwiss and Lauren Winfield-Hill who are back for a second season in the team.
Throughout the tournament, Welsh Fire Spinner Alex Hartley and Manchester Originals pace bowler Kate Cross will present their unique take in the “No Balls Podcast” on BBC Sounds. They’ll be joined by players from all teams to get the inside story of the tournament.
The BBC Sport website and App is the centre for all of The Hundred content on the BBC, with daily live coverage of every match.
The bespoke Hundred section on the site will provide audiences with all of the breaking news, daily live blogs, video match clips, the best of the action compiled in Plays of the Day, in depth written storytelling and analysis and audio commentary for every single match.
BBC Sport’s social media channels will capture all of the colour, passion and excitement of the competition. Featuring the stand out moments both on and off the field, fans will enjoy behind the scenes access to all the latest action from the grounds.
Source BBC TWO
July 22, 2022 3:00am ET by BBC TWO