Tickets for cricket’s newest competition The Hundred will be priced at £30 or under for adults in a bid to boost attendance figures, with under-16s passes priced at £5.

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) also announced that children under five will be admitted for free, as Sanjay Patel, managing director of The Hundred, said the competition has “put families at the heart of our ticket pricing.”

Prices vary depending on geography and weekday timing, but group games will see most tickets available at £8 for women’s matches and £30 or less for men’s matches, with some passes costing as little as £10.

Patel said: “We can’t wait to welcome cricket fans and those new to the sport to the opening season of The Hundred to see England’s World Cup heroes Ben Stokes, Eoin Morgan and Heather Knight play.

“We have put families at the heart of our ticket pricing for The Hundred. When compared with summer holiday favourites and other major sporting events, The Hundred offers brilliant entertainment and tremendous value. Buying early will guarantee the best value tickets with compelling prices available across all men’s and women’s matches.”

County members have been given first access to tickets with a dedicated pre-sale window from January 15-31. Sign-ups for the priority window are available from February 12-28, ahead of general sale on April 8.

The Hundred, which begins on July 17, features eight new city-based teams. Players were drafted to the various franchises in October.

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