Home of UK’s largest cricket followers revealed as being proper subsequent to Lords and Edgbaston

The largest cricket followers dwell in London and the West Midlands – house to 2 of the UK’s most well-known grounds at Lords and Edgbaston.

A survey of two,000 adults discovered 61 per cent of these within the capital are followers – nicely above the nationwide common of 40 per cent.

The West Midlands (44 per cent) and the North West (41 per cent) are different hotspots for the sport.

And 51 per cent of 18- to 24-year-olds are cricket followers – greater than some other age group.

Those aged 25 to 34-year-old got here in second, with 43 per cent self-confessed cricket lovers.

Mark Vile, from value comparability web site Compare the Market, which is sponsoring The Hundred and commissioned the analysis, mentioned: “There’s a lot to like in regards to the recreation of cricket.

“Across the country, there’s huge support for the game, which goes from strength to strength.

“From close and thrilling games to strategic gameplay and tactics, there’s something for everyone to love.”

The analysis additionally discovered Londoners suppose they’ve the perfect information of the sport – with 37 per cent claiming to have an excellent or good understanding.

Those within the North West are additionally sufficiently brushed up on their information of bat and ball, with 26 per cent believing they’ve a great grasp.

TV (66 per cent), sports activities web sites and apps (55 per cent) and social media (32 per cent) are the principle methods followers hold updated with matches and occasions.

It additionally emerged that among the many 33 per cent of respondents who’ve youngsters aged between seven and 18-years-old, simply 36 per cent reckon have a greater understanding than their little one.

And 47 per cent felt that if on-line players performed or talked in regards to the recreation, their youngsters would grow to be extra within the sport.

It comes as Compare the Market and The Hundred have teamed up with three social media video players throughout the course of the match to commentate on some key video games.

Among the celebrities are Captain Puffy, SMajor and Solidarity Gaming, who’ve greater than three million followers between them throughout their social media platforms.

Captain Puffy mentioned: “I didn’t know much about cricket before I got into The Hundred but I’m getting to grips with it pretty quickly and turning into quite the fan.

“It’s such a fast-paced game and it’s been amazing to be a part of and educate my community along the way.”

Mark Vile, from Compare the Market, added: “It has been great opening up The Hundred to a new and younger audience in this way with the help of our gamers, allowing for a new generation of fans to soak up the electrifying atmosphere the game has to offer.

“We look forward to engaging more fans throughout the tournament and experiencing some world-class cricket along the way.”

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