The Hundred Meets Dynamos Cricket in Wales!


The big news story for cricket this year is the advent of the Hundred, an action-packed, unmissable new 100 ball cricket competition coming to Cardiff this Summer. Hundred games will run throughout the summer holiday from 17th July – 18th August, featuring some of the best men and women from around the world and competing in 8 brand new city-based teams. Welsh Fire’s Cardiff-based team boasts a number of overseas and homegrown talent including the likes of England World Cup-winner Jonny Bairstow,. Everyone is welcome as this competition aims to reach out to a new audience.

Having an early taste of this mid-summer entertainment and also a brand-new junior cricket programme called Dynamos Cricket, two schools in Cardiff met with 2 Welsh Fire players Alex Griffiths and Sophie Luff to put the children through their paces. As if this wasn’t enough, rugby legend Shane Williams came along as a Hundred Ambassador to take part in the session. Alex who also plays for Western Storm and Wales said:

“It was so good to see so many children enjoying their first experience of cricket especially so many girls, they loved the dynamos format and we are hoping to see many children come and watch the women’s’ and men’s’ games in the Hundred matches at Cardiff”.

Pupils from Birchgrove Primary and Ninian Park Primary, worked with a mainly female coaching crew to discover the fun that dynamos cricket offers.

Mark Frost, Development Manager for Cricket Wales & Glamorgan Cricket said: “It was excellent to see over 100 children enjoying this format of junior cricket and every child really got into the sessions. The morning session with Ninian Park was an all-girls event and the energy and engagement from all that took part just shows why so many girls across Wales are taking up the game especially with clubs. We are really pleased to be the leading Board for signs ups to Dynamos cricket across the ECB and our entry level All Stars have reached a record high this summer.”

As if all that excitement weren’t enough the children were treated to a rare visit to the Sophia Gardens stadium led by Glamorgan Cricket’s Heritage and Education Co-ordinator Andrew Hignell, to see its resplendent outfield and brand-new screens which now make a visit to the ground even more attractive.

To find out more about Dynamos Cricket (8-11 yrs.) or All Stars Cricket (5-8s) read here.

To find out more about the Hundred click here


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