The Hundred: Application for six trademarks could indicate team names

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ECB coaches look on during the 100-ball competition pilot match at Trent Bridge in September

Six potential names for teams in next year's inaugural 100-ball competition The Hundred have emerged.

Stobbs IP, a company specialising in branding, has applied to trademark London Spirit, Southern Brave, Leeds Superchargers, Birmingham Phoenix, Trent Rockets and Welsh Fire.

While the trademark bids are for potential team names, it is not clear whether these are final titles. They will apply to teams based at Southampton, Headingley, Edgbaston, Trent Bridge and Cardiff.

The Evening Standard reported that London Spirit will be the side based at Lord's.

It means teams from The Oval and Old Trafford are still without proposed names.

Eight city-based teams will play in The Hundred over a five-week period in the summer of 2020.

The white-ball competition will be 100 balls per innings, with a change of ends after 10 balls, with bowlers bowling five or 10 consecutive balls.

The player draft for The Hundred will take place in October.

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