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The Hundred - New Cricket Format

Post by Gary » Wed Jul 21, 2021 8:01 pm

Anyone else watching The Hundred? What’s your thoughts?

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Re: The Hundred - New Cricket Format

Post by csnewton2701 » Wed Jul 21, 2021 8:06 pm

Seems a bit of a gimmick to me. Not sure on the 10 ball overs.


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Re: The Hundred - New Cricket Format

Post by paddyboy » Thu Jul 22, 2021 4:18 am

Give me proper test cricket every time :D

Wonder what Sir Geoffrey thinks of it :unsure:

Does seem a bit ‘gimmicky’ :whistle:
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Re: The Hundred - New Cricket Format

Post by raptor9 » Thu Jul 22, 2021 5:28 am

Absolutely with Paddy. For me, the only proper cricket is Test Match cricket. Can't be bothered with any of the others.

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Re: The Hundred - New Cricket Format

Post by Tooks » Thu Jul 22, 2021 6:04 am

I started watching it without much expectation, I’ll be honest, but I enjoyed the game a lot by the end.

I’m not sure about the 5 balls per over thing, nor the 10 ball overs, seems like they had to find a way to differentiate the tournament from ‘another 20/20’ setup.

They need to sort the on screen graphics as well, garish and a little confusing!

Seemed to be a lot of kids in the crowd getting excited, which I suppose is one of the aims as well.

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Re: The Hundred - New Cricket Format

Post by csnewton2701 » Thu Jul 22, 2021 7:17 am

It was entertaining despite being on the loosing side. Good to see a thrilling end. I agree with you Tooks, the graphics were poor and took up a fair amount of the screen.


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Re: The Hundred - New Cricket Format

Post by d555 » Thu Jul 22, 2021 8:34 am

I enjoyed the cricket, luckily for the organisers it was a close game in the end. I'm not to sure about all the other gimmicks, fireworks etc., but maybe I'm a little too old, it's probably aimed more towards getting younger people involved in the game.
As others have said that the graphics on the TV where completely baffling to me, I spent half the time watching trying to work out what it all meant and was still no further forth at the end!
Still, was a good start and will watch the men's game today.

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Re: The Hundred - New Cricket Format

Post by iainpeden » Thu Jul 22, 2021 3:34 pm

If they had put the equivalent money and advertising effort into the 20/20 (Which is very popular in all cricket playing countries south of Dover) as they have into this they would not need the hundred.
What's next?
Soccer split into 4 quarters.
Tennis - scoring 1,2,3,4,5 in a game and first to 100 wins.
Chess - pieces only move forward and back.

Having just listened to a radio interview I understand that women's cricket is very keen on the format because they are treated as exact equals, same grounds, same quality of kit, same money so it does have it's good points.

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