Team: London Spirit
City: London, England
Ground: Lord’s, London
The Hundred Debut: 2021
Best Men’s Finish: 8th (2021)
Best Women’s Finish: 4th (2021)
Who Are the London Spirit?
As the name suggests, London Spirit are a London-based Hundred franchise who have the honour of playing their home matches at Lord’s, with this ground based in leafy St John’s Wood. Although Lord’s is most associated with Middlesex, the London Spirit also aim to represent Northamptonshire and Essex.
London Spirit made their Hundred debut in 2021 and they were coached by the legendary Shane Warne, with the team struggling to land many victories. It meant that the capital-based side finished bottom of the pile, with Warne’s passing leading to a vacancy when it came to the head coach position.
Trevor Bayliss was able to step into the breach in 2022 and take charge of a team who were led into battle by captain Eoin Morgan. Bayliss had previously worked with one-day captain Morgan when it came to the England team between 2015-19.
The Hundred History of London Spirit
When the first ever Hundred draft took place in October 2019, then Rory Burns was the England centrally-contracted player who was acquired. Eoin Morgan was also snapped up and Dan Lawrence of Essex was another big signing for the first ever London Spirit squad.
It was a tricky first season for London Spirit who were only able to win one of their eight games played which left them bottom of the standings. After beating Birmingham Phoenix by three wickets, there was then a succession of defeats and they will be looking for an improved showing in 2022 and beyond.
The women’s team fared a good deal better in their first ever tournament and finished in fourth place out of eight teams. Australian players Amelia Kerr, Beth Mooney and Megan Schutt are the overseas quota hoping to make a positive impact.
How to Place Bets on London Spirit
When The Hundred cricket season comes around, you can expect the top cricket betting sites to provide match betting odds when it comes to every London Spirit match. It means that you can either choose to back them to win the game or alternatively oppose them if you think that they are going to lose.
Because of the fast-paced nature of The Hundred cricket betting odds, many customers enjoy logging into the top bookmaker sites and placing In-Play bets on the action, with the prices constantly changing on a ball by ball basis. It might be that you think London Spirit are a good price to win the game at some point in proceedings.
You can also place a cricket accumulator bet featuring London Spirit, with some bookmakers offering customers the chance to place multiple cricket bets. So you can select other Hundred teams in your cricket bet and enjoy a cricket acca which is a great way of potentially getting a big return from a small stake.