(Video) Players are doing their bit in the Hundred's battle for acceptance

The Hundred

Ollie Phillips

Emily Windsor offering a fan a signed Trent Rockets shirt after the home side's defeat to the Northern Superchargers is, if a tad forced, reflective of how well the players have got behind the controversial new format.

Committed to the cricket and seeming genuinely hungry for success in the tournament, the players could easily have treated it all as a low-stakes run-around thrown in between the more serious challenges of the cricketing summer.

The intensity on the pitch and willingness to adhere to the Hundred's attempts at attracting a new, younger, and more diverse fanbase to the game have been pretty impressive so far and will continue to be the key factor in the competition's relative success.