Opening days throughout the history of The Hundred

With the fixtures for the 2024 season now confirmed, let's take a look at opening days throughout the history of The Hundred!

There's just six months to go until the next edition of The Hundred gets under way. We can't wait to get started once again!

Throughout the first three years of the competition, we've seen incredible opening days that have been full of action.

It's time to reminisce by looking back across the years.

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Where it all started. 

The Oval Invincibles hosted Manchester Originals at The Kia Oval under a shower of fireworks. What an introduction!

What a spectacle!

The Women's match got things going, with incredible cricket and jam-packed entertainment. Want to relive that opening fixture? Check out the highlights now!

The following day, we were back in London with the Men's teams playing out the same fixture. Invincibles captain Sam Billings hit a brilliant 49 as he guided his side to victory!

With the opening two matches came two days of firsts. Take a look back at what happened.


The Men's Competition match between Southern Brave and Welsh Fire began 2022. 

It was a Brave demolition, with captain James Vince hitting a rapid 71 runs. 

Due to the Commonwealth Games taking place at Edgbaston, the Women's Competition got under way a week later. 

Reigning champions Oval Invincibles showed why they would go on to win the trophy a second time, securing a brilliant run chase of 146 against Northern Superchargers. 

Opening batter Lauren Winfield-Hill hit a terrific 74 while Alice Capsey, on her 18th birthday, hit four consecutive boundaries to win the match.


The first year in which both the Women's and Men's Competitions started on the same day, as Trent Rockets hosted Southern Brave.

Worth the trip for the Brave Women victory!

Smriti Mandhana was the Meerkat Match Hero for her excellent 55, while 18-year-old Mary Taylor took three wickets.

In the Men's Competition, Sam Hain's 63 got Rockets to a score they could defend, with Daniel Sams and Lewis Gregory taking three wickets each.