The Hundred Betting Preview & Guide

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A fast-paced tournament in which teams face just 100 balls to set or chase a target, we look at the format in more details and preview the season ahead.

The Hundred Betting Preview & Guide
James Banting Tipster Competition Assistant

James has worked for the jockey club and has 20 years sports betting experience he utilises his skills in our tipster competitions and writes sports betting content.

2024 The Hundred Preview

The Hundred was the latest cricket tournament to be introduced in the UK and it kicked off in 2021 when the Southern Brave defeated the Birmingham Phoenix in the men's final, winning by 32 runs and the Oval Invincibles won the women's tournament by defeating Southern Brave by 48 runs in the final.

The second season saw the women's Oval Invincibles team successfully defend their title when once again defeating the Southern Brave in the final, this time by 5 wickets.


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The Trent Rockets went into the final over of their final with the Manchester Originals looking second best but boundaries off the first two balls swung it in their favour and they won by two wickets.

Whilst the women's Oval Invincibles were not capable of making it three out of three in 2023, their male compatriots did win their first title in 2023 whilst the Southern Brave Women who were runners-up in both the first two seasons landed their first title in 2023.

The idea of the tournament, like most new tournaments, is to bring in new fans, it is targetting the younger generation to get them involved and more interested in cricket, the shorter format games have done well in the past to attract more support, the plan for this tournament is that the matches will last around two and half hours.


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The Hundred Format

The Hundred gets its name from the fact that each inning will consist of one hundred balls, this reverts from the standard cricket format in that an over cannot consist of six balls because that does not work with a one-hundred-ball innings.

Instead, a bowler is allowed to make a delivery of either five or ten balls with a change of ends after every ten balls bowled.


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Each bowler in the team can make a maximum of twenty deliveries meaning at least five bowlers will be used if the full hundred balls are bowled and the bowling team will also be allocated a two and half minute strategic time-out.

For the batting team, the first twenty-five balls of their innings will be classed as a powerplay where the fielding team will only be allowed two fielders outside of the thirty-yard circle.

Key Format Rules

  • One hundred balls per innings
  • Five or Ten consecutive balls for the bowler
  • After ten balls a change of ends
  • A maximum of 20 balls per bowler
  • Twenty-five-ball powerplay at the start of each inning

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The Hundred Past Winners

Oval Invincibles14 runsManchester Originals
Southern Brave34 runsNorthern Superchargers
Trent Rockets2 WicketsManchester Originals
Oval Invincibles5 WicketsSouthern Brave
Southern Brave32 RunsBirmingham Phoenix
Oval Invincibles48 RunsSouthern Brave

The Hundred Betting Tips

You will have access to The Hundred Betting Tips throughout the tournament, each match will be covered by our expert cricket tipsters who will give you tips on numerous markets.

In addition, head over to the Best Cricket Tipsters page to see what the best tipsters are backing, this page only includes tipsters with a twelve-month profit on cricket who have open tips on cricket.

Also, be sure to check out our bookie guides for betting on cricket, we have an article on which bookie is the best for cricket betting and then there are others like which betting app is best for cricket.


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The Hundred Teams

Each of the eight teams will consist of fifteen players who have been signed via a draft system, each men's team will be built around one England Test player and two Local Icons and must have no more than three overseas players whilst the women's teams will be built around two England international players.

Birmingham Phoenix

London Spirit

Manchester Originals

Northern Superchargers

Oval Invincibles

Southern Brave

Trent Rockets

Welsh Fire (Tân Cymreig)

Birmingham Phoenix

Birmingham Phoenix Home Ground

  • Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Edgbaston, Birmingham

Birmingham Phoenix Head Coaches

  • Daniel Vettori (Men)
  • Ben Sawyer (Women)

Birmingham Phoenix Captains

  • Moeen Ali (Men)
  • Ellyse Perry (Women)

London Spirit

London Spirit Home Ground

  • Lord's Cricket Ground, St. John's Wood, London

London Spirit Head Coaches

  • Trevor Bayliss (Men)
  • Ashley Noffke (Women)

London Spirit Captains

  • Dan Lawrence (Men)
  • Heather Knight (Women)

Manchester Originals

Manchester Originals Home Ground

  • Old Trafford Cricket Ground, Old Trafford, Manchester

Manchester Originals Head Coaches

  • Simon Katich (Men)
  • Stephen Parry (Women)

Manchester Originals Captains

  • Jos Buttler (Men)
  • Sophie Ecclestone (Women)

Northern Superchargers

Northern Superchargers Home Ground

  • Emerald Headingley Cricket Ground, Headingley, Leeds

Northern Superchargers Head Coaches

  • James Foster (Men)
  • Danielle Hazell (Women)

Northern Superchargers Captains

  • Wayne Parnell (Men)
  • Hollie Armitage (Women)

Oval Invincibles

Oval Invincibles Home Ground

  • The Oval, Kennington, London

Oval Invincibles Head Coaches

  • Tom Moody (Men)
  • Jonathan Batty (Women)

Oval Invincibles Captains

  • Sam Billings (Men)
  • Dane van Niekerk (Women)

Southern Brave

Southern Brave Home Ground

  • Rose Bowl, West End, Hampshire

Southern Brave Head Coaches

  • Stephen Fleming (Men)
  • Charlotte Edwards (Women)

Southern Brave Captains

  • James Vince (Men)
  • Anya Shrubsole (Women)

Trent Rockets

Trent Rockets Home Ground

  • Trent Bridge, West Bridgford, Nottingham

Trent Rockets Head Coaches

  • Andy Flower (Men)
  • Jon Lewis (Women)

Trent Rockets Captains

  • Lewis Gregory (Men)
  • Nat Sciver-Brunt (Women)

Welsh Fire

Welsh Fire Home Ground

  • Sophia Gardens, Pontcanna, Cardiff

Welsh Fire Head Coaches

  • Michael Hussey (Men)
  • Gareth Breese (Women)

Welsh Fire Captains

  • Tom Abell (Men)
  • Tammy Beaumont (Women)

Contributor Information

We take great pride in the information provided in our cricket betting previews and the The Hundred Betting Preview & Guide is no exception. James and Dan work seamlessly together to collate and present the data in this superb guide to this event

James Banting

Cricket Tips and Event Manager

As the manager of our cricket tipsters and event preview blogs, James keeps a keen and meticulous track of the stats and results, updating them promptly following every event. His role also entails prepping our resources for all cricket events throughout the calendar. James has amassed a treasure trove of expertise and acumen in cricket betting. Be it a question from the team or the members, James stands as the go-to cricket savant, readily fielding all inquiries with his insight.

- James Banting, Tipster competition assistant

Dan Tracey

OLBG Data Scientist

Dan's specialist area is data; and lots of it! Wherever we need numbers to create our unique deep dive articles, Dan is our go-to.

- Dan Tracey, Data scientist and football editor

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