Priority tickets are now on sale for this summer’s new The Hundred cricket competition.

The initial priority window began today (Wednesday) with early-bird prices open for 17 days. Tickets for the eight-team competition, which runs from July 17 to August 1, will start at just £26 for a family of four

The first 100 families that buy tickets per team during this priority window will receive free T-shirts for under 16s (maximum of four t-shirts per family).

England cricket star Ben Stokes, who will play for Northern Superchargers, said: “The Hundred is shaping up to be the family event of the summer and I can’t wait to get going with the Superchargers in front of the crowds and my own family.

“Some of the best players in the world will be taking part. All eight teams will be aiming to become the first champions of The Hundred, which means we’re in for amazing cricket entertainment, and we want you all to be a part of it.”

Tickets for The Hundred will usually 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.

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