Edgbaston ready to play host to another spectacular series of clashes.
The Hundred is heading back to Edgbaston this summer for four unmissable home fixtures, which promise to be action-packed with world-class cricket and top-tier entertainment for the whole family to enjoy.
The region’s team, Birmingham Phoenix, will be competing in the 100-ball cricket competition for a third year, with Edgbaston Stadium hosting four matchdays that feature both men’s and women’s games back-to-back.
The sporting action begins on Saturday 5th August, when Birmingham Phoenix take on Midlands rivals, Trent Rockets, with the women’s team getting underway at 2:30pm and the men’s team at 6pm. On Thursday 10th August, both sides will face Welsh Fire, followed by fixtures against Oval Invincibles on Sunday 13 August, and London Spirit on Thursday 24th August. All tickets provide fans access to catch both the men’s and women’s sides in action, and tickets are already at limited availability for the opening fixture.
Birmingham Phoenix’s men’s team will be captained by local legend, Moeen Ali, and international Australian all-rounder and World Cup winner, Ellyse Perry, is this year’s women’s skipper.
As well as watching world-class cricket, visitors can enjoy unmissable live performances from exciting breakthrough artists in the UK, as part of a collaboration with BBC Music Introducing. Kofi Stone will perform at the opening fixture at Edgbaston on Saturday 5 August, with rising singer Sophia Saffarian taking the stage on Thursday 10 August. Birmingham-raised artist, Ella More, will provide entertainment on Sunday 13 August and indie-rock band from Solihull, The Clause, are set to perform at the last home fixture on Thursday 24 August.
What’s more, Birmingham Phoenix’s resident DJ, 2NV, will also return to Edgbaston for a second year to provide non-stop entertainment and sports presenter Max Whittle is set to host each home match day.
Birmingham Phoenix bowler, Issy Wong, commented: “I’m thrilled to be returning to Edgbaston as part of the Birmingham Phoenix team, and to once again be a part of The Hundred. As well as fantastic cricket, this year we also have an incredible line-up of blockbuster entertainment, with Kofi Stone taking the stage at our opening fixture and performances from rising stars including Sophia Saffarian, Ella More and The Clause at our other home matches – I can’t wait!”
Moeen Ali, Birmingham Phoenix’s men’s captain and all-rounder, added: “I’m extremely honoured to be the captain for the Birmingham Phoenix’s men’s squad for a third consecutive year, and hope that this year we can go all the way in the competition! We’re all really looking forward to be back playing in front of our home crowds again and to feel the atmosphere of thousands of fans of all ages support us throughout The Hundred!”
Alongside the excitement of the four double-header matches, Birmingham Phoenix fans also have the chance to become part of The Hundred Club. Members can access a wide range of exclusive perks, including receiving all-new merchandise, watching the cricket action from the best seats in the stadium, enjoying a whole host of interactive games, as well as the chance to meet cricket icons and Birmingham Phoenix players.
Launched in 2021, The Hundred is cricket’s newest innovation, bringing together high-octane cricket with spectacular entertainment. The competition offers visitors a memorable, fun-filled day out with fantastic sport, entertainment, and show-stopping moments to enjoy with family and friends, with tickets available at great value for money.
For more information and to book tickets to catch Birmingham Phoenix in action this summer, visit thehundred.com.