The Hundred fixtures: Oval Invincibles hosts Welsh Fire in tournament opener

The Hundred's inaugural fixture will be between Oval Invincibles and Welsh Fire next July and could feature Steve Smith, Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow.

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The Hundred's inaugural fixture will be between Oval Invincibles and Welsh Fire next July and could feature Steve Smith, Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow.

The first contest of the England and Wales Cricket Board's (ECB) new 100-ball competition will take place on July 17 at The Oval, it was announced on Tuesday.

That match will see the Invincibles, whose squad features England internationals Roy, Sam Curran and Tom Curran, host Welsh Fire, which has Australians Smith and Mitchell Starc, as well as England duo Bairstow and Tom Banton.

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On Saturday July 18, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler and Aaron Finch might all feature when Manchester Originals entertains Northern Superchargers, while Birmingham Phoenix meets London Spirit at Edgbaston.

Jofra Archer's Southern Brave's first fixture is against Welsh Fire in Cardiff on July 19, the same day Joe Root and Rashid Khan could debut for Trent Rockets against Birmingham.

Each of the eight teams have eight league fixtures as they play their designated 'rivals' home and away and every other franchise once.

The team that finishes top of the league will advance to the final, where it will meet the winner of a clash between the sides that finish second and third.

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Full fixture list

Men's The Hundred

Friday, 17 July, 2020 - Oval Invincibles v Welsh Fire (Kia Oval)

Saturday, 18 July, 2020 - Birmingham Phoenix v London Spirit (Edgbaston), 14:00 BST

Saturday, 18 July, 2020 - Manchester Originals v Northern Superchargers (Emirates Old Trafford), 17:00 BST

Sunday, 19 July, 2020 - Welsh Fire v Southern Brave (Sophia Gardens), 14:00 BST

Sunday, 19 July, 2020 - Trent Rockets v Birmingham Phoenix (Trent Bridge), 17:00 BST

Monday, 20 July, 2020 - Northern Superchargers v Oval Invincibles (Emerald Headingley)

Tuesday, 21 July, 2020 - London Spiritv Trent Rockets (Lord's)

Wednesday, 22 July, 2020 - Southern Brave v Manchester Originals (Ageas Bowl)

Thursday, 23 July, 2020 - London Spirit v Northern Superchargers (Lord's)

Friday, 24 July, 2020 - Birmingham Phoenix v Southern Brave (Edgbaston)

Saturday, 25 July, 2020 - Oval Invincibles v Manchester Originals (Kia Oval), 14:00 BST

Saturday, 25 July, 2020 - Trent Rockets v Welsh Fire (Trent Bridge), 17:00 BST

Sunday, 26 July, 2020 - Southern Brave v Oval Invincibles (Ageas Bowl), 14:00 BST

Sunday, 26 July, 2020 - Northern Superchargers v Birmingham Phoenix (Emerald Headingley), 17:00 BST

Monday, 27 July, 2020 - Manchester Originals v Trent Rockets (Emirates Old Trafford)

Tuesday, 28 July, 2020 - Welsh Fire v Birmingham Phoenix (Sophia Gardens)

Wednesday, 29 July, 2020 - Oval Invincibles v London Spirit (Kia Oval)

Thursday, 30 July, 2020 - Northern Superchargers v Southern Brave (Emerald Headingley), 19:00 BST

Friday, 31 July, 2020 - Manchester Originals v London Spirit (Emirates Old Trafford), 19:00 BST

Saturday, 1 August, 2020 - Welsh Fire v Northern Superchargers (Sophia Gardens), 19:00 BST

Sunday, 2 August, 2020 - Trent Rockets v Oval Invincibles (Trent Bridge), 19:00 BST

Monday, 3 August, 2020 - Birmingham Phoenix v Manchester Originals (Edgbaston) 19:00 BST

Tuesday, 4 August, 2020 - Southern Brave v Trent Rockets (Ageas Bowl)

Wednesday, 5 August, 2020 - Northern Superchargers v Manchester Originals (Emerald Headingley)

Thursday, 6 August, 2020 - London Spirit v Oval Invincibles (Lord's)

Friday, 7 August, 2020 - Southern Brave v Welsh Fire (Ageas Bowl), 19:00 BST

Saturday, 8 August, 2020 - Birmingham Phoenix v Trent Rockets (Edgbaston), 19:00 BST

Sunday, 9 August, 2020 - Welsh Fire v London Spirit (Sophia Gardens), 19:00 BST

Monday, 10 August, 2020 - Trent Rockets v Northern Superchargers (Trent Bridge), 19:00 BST

Tuesday, 11 August, 2020 - Oval Invincibles v Birmingham Phoenix (Kia Oval), 19:00 BST

Wednesday, 12 August, 2020 - London Spirit v Southern Brave (Lord's)

Thursday, 13 August, 2020 - Manchester Originals v Welsh Fire (Emirates Old Trafford)

Saturday, 15 August, Finals day, venue tbc

Women's The Hundred

Wednesday, 22 July, 2020 - Birmingham Phoenix v Manchester Originals (Blackfinch New Road, Worcester)

Thursday, 23 July, 2020 - London Spirit v Northern Superchargers (Lord's)

Friday, 24 July, 2020 - Birmingham Phoenix v Southern Brave (Edgbaston)

Friday, 24 July, 2020 - Manchester Originals v Oval Invincibles (Sedbergh School)

Saturday, 25 July, 2020 - Trent Rockets v Welsh Fire (Trent Bridge)

Sunday, 26 July, 2020 - Northern Superchargers v Oval Invincibles (South Northumberland CC)

Sunday, 26 July, 2020 - London Spirit v Southern Brave (The Cloudfm County Ground, Chelmsford)

Monday, 27 July, 2020 - Manchester Originals v Trent Rockets (Emirates Old Trafford)

Tuesday, 28 July, 2020 - Welsh Fire v Birmingham Phoenix (Sophia Gardens)

Wednesday, 29 July, 2020 - Oval Invincibles v London Spirit (Kia Oval)

Thursday, 30 July, 2020 - Welsh Fire v Northern Superchargers (The Brightside Ground, Bristol)

Thursday, 30 July, 2020 - Trent Rockets v Birmingham Phoenix (The Fischer County Ground, Grace Road, Leicester)

Friday, 31 July, 2020 - Manchester Originals v London Spirit (Emirates Old Trafford)

Friday, 31 July, 2020 - Southern Brave v Oval Invincibles (The 1st Central County Ground, Hove)

Saturday, 1 August, 2020 - Trent Rockets v Northern Superchargers (The Pattonair County Ground, Derby)

Sunday, 2 August, 2020 - Welsh Fire v Southern Brave (The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton)

Sunday, 2 August, 2020 - Oval Invincibles v Birmingham Phoenix (The County Ground, Beckenham)

Tuesday, 4 August, 2020 - Southern Brave v Trent Rockets (Ageas Bowl)

Wednesday, 5 August, 2020 - Northern Superchargers v Manchester Originals (Emerald Headingley)

Thursday, 6 August, 2020 - London Spirit v Welsh Fire (The County Ground Northampton)

Friday, 7 August, 2020 - Trent Rockets v Oval Invincibles (The Pattonair County Ground, Derby)

Saturday, 8 August, 2020 - Welsh Fire v Manchester Originals (The Brightside Ground, Bristol)

Sunday, 9 August, 2020 - Birmingham Phoenix v London Spirit (Blackfinch New Road, Worcester)

Sunday, 9 August, 2020 - Northern Superchargers v Southern Brave (York CC)

Tuesday, 11 August, 2020 - London Spirit v Trent Rockets (The Cloudfm County Ground, Chelmsford)

Tuesday, 11 August, 2020 - Northern Superchargers v Birmingham Phoenix (York CC)

Wednesday, 12 August, 2020 - Oval Invincibles v Welsh Fire (The County Ground, Beckenham)

Wednesday, 12 August, 2020 - Southern Brave vManchester Originals (The 1st Central County Ground, Hove)

Friday, 14 August, 2020 - Finals day, venue tbc