The Hundred opens ‘amazing stadium world’ Minecraft competition

Young cricket fans have been asked to design stadiums that will be added to the Minecraft world through a competition that links The Hundred and the smash video game.

The short-form cricket competition, which returns for its second season this summer, is giving youngsters the chance to fuse their love of the sport and the Microsoft brand and win prizes.

Children over seven years old are to draw, paint, sketch or build the most imaginative stadium possible, accompanied by 150 words explaining why their build should win.

Ten winners will then be chosen to have elements of their creative designs included in the final build of the amazing stadium world, built by specialist Minecraft architects. They will also be given tickets to The Hundred, merchandise, and the opportunity to meet some of the players that star in The Hundred too.

A spokesperson for The Hundred said: “Whether it’s a stadium with 10 tiers, a swimming pool on top of the stand, a never-ending fireworks display or a stadium-sized cricket statue – the opportunities are endless and every block counts!”

The winners will be chosen by a panel including Birmingham Phoenix cricketer Issy Wong, The Hundred brand manager Jonathon Webb and Blockworks founder James Delaney. The competition closes on April 26.

Webb said: “I’m looking for ideas that are bold, brave and unpredictable – just like the cricket that will be played this summer.”