Chris Wood Selected By London Spirit In The Hundred Draft

The Hampshire seamer joins Mason Crane James Vince and Liam Dawson as Hampshire representatives selected for The Hundred this summer

Hampshire seamer Chris Wood has been selected to take part in The Hundred this summer, joining London Spirit for the inaugural edition of the competition.

Wood, who was orginally selected by Oval Invincibles in last year's opening draft, has instead been selected by the Lord's-based side after the latest additions to each team were unveiled following The Hundred Draft.

Four Hampshire players have been selected to take part in The Hundred in 2021, with Wood joining Hampshire teammate Mason Crane in the capital, whilst Liam Dawson and James Vince will represent Southern Brave at The Ageas Bowl this summer.

Both Wood and Crane will work closely with Hampshire legends Shane Warne and Dimi Mascarenhas who are part of the London Spirit management set-up.

Today's squad announcements follow hot-on-the-heels of the release of the competition's schedule, with the action-packed new 100-ball competition – designed to open cricket up to more families and young people - getting underway on Wednesday 21 July.

In a sporting first, the competition will launch with a women’s fixture as the headline act, with Oval Invincibles taking on Manchester Originals at The Kia Oval in a match televised live on Sky and BBC – with the men’s sides following suit the next day.

Aside from the standalone opening women’s and men’s games, each day of the competition will feature a men’s and women’s match, played at the same venue, with tickets allowing fans to watch both matches.

All men’s and women’s games will be broadcast live on Sky. The Hundred will also be covered extensively across the BBC, including live television coverage of 10 men’s games and up to eight live women’s matches, including The Hundred Final for both the women’s and men’s competitions, which will take place at Lord’s on 21 August.

Tickets for The Hundred will go on sale to those signed up at thehundred.com through a priority window on 7 April, with general sale beginning on 21 April. Affordability for families has been prioritised with tickets for U16s at £5 and adult tickets starting at £10 for two games (women’s and men’s match) while kids U5 go free. Refund policies will be in place if matches are impacted by Covid.

Visit thehundred.com to find out more and to sign up for priority ticket access.

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