HomeCricketThe Hundred set to shake-up cricket – again

The Hundred set to shake-up cricket – again



Not long after Twenty20 cricket first reared its shiny head to the cricket world back in the noughties, a wise old friend said, “I promise you, they won’t rest until they’ve invented the One1.”

His concept was simple: two teams both face a single ball each and whichever side scores more runs off their one delivery wins the match.

With ten minutes for the change of innings, the whole thing could be done in a quarter of an hour.

It’s ludicrous of course, but I’ve thought back to that amusing idea many times over the years, especially as we’ve seen various truncated forms of cricket become more prevalent.

I thought of it again last year as the English cricket authorities appeared ready to launch The Hundred. Here we go again, I…

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