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There are less than 50 days to go until the world’s best cricketers, hottest music acts and amazing food hit Manchester, as Manchester Originals and The Hundred return to Emirates Old Trafford for the sporting and entertainment event of the summer.

The first year of The Hundred proved a big hit with families and young people in particular relishing the mix of fast-paced world class cricket with music and family entertainment off the pitch.

The off-field Entertainment will include BBC Radio Manchester’s DJ Roesh returning as host for the home games, whilst an all-star music line-up curated by BBC Introducing will soon be announced. Fans can look forward to a full family day out, with a host of street food on offer, as well as a kids zone for the team’s younger supporters.

Originals have a teeming roster of talent for their second year, led by Manchester-born pace bowler Kate Cross and explosive batter Jos Buttler. Crossy made history last year as she hit The Hundred’s first ever six and took 12 wickets, whilst Buttler will be looking to imbue his World Cup winning pedigree into a men’s team packed with distinguished talent.  

World number one bowler Sophie Ecclestone and last year’s top scorer Lizelle Lee return to the women’s line-up, whilst local hero Matt Parkinson and exciting batter Phil Salt have been retained. Both teams have also made key reinforcements, with international superstars Andre Russell, Deandra Dottin, Amy Satterthwaite and Wanindu Hasaranga all set to make their Originals debuts.

Early bird tickets for Manchester Originals home games start at £12 for adults and £5 for under 16s, with early bird set to end 20th June. Already, more than half of the ticket allocation for the high-demand event has been sold out.

Manchester Originals’ home fixtures at Emirates Old Trafford are:

  • Friday 5 August - Manchester Originals vs Birmingham Phoenix (Men’s start 6:30pm)
  • Saturday 13 August - Manchester Originals vs Trent Rockets (Women’s start 11am, Men’s start 2:30pm)
  • Tuesday 16 August - Manchester Originals vs Welsh Fire (Women’s start 3pm, Men’s start 6:30pm)
  • Wednesday 31 August - Manchester Originals vs Oval Invincibles (Women’s start 3pm, Men’s start 6:30pm)

Fans can buy tickets for this summer’s must-see sporting and entertainment event at, with tickets for Manchester Originals home fixtures available at:


The Hundred
Sporting Highlights
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The Hundred is a brand-new sports competition launching this summer. It fuses blockbuster entertainment with world-class cricket, inviting everyone to fall in love with the game at its intense, electrifying and incredible best.



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