The Broadstairs Brothers Create Winning Minecraft ‘Space Bowl’ Designs for The Hundred Cricket Tournament – Up News Info

Space Bowl Stadium

Two brothers from Broadstairs are among 10 children whose designs have been chosen to be part of a blockbuster cricket stadium on the gaming platform Minecraft.

The Space Bowl kicks off today (July 3) as part of The Hundred cricket competition.

Ethan and Samuel Topps saw their ideas brought to life in the gaming platform’s virtual super-stadium.

The Space Bowl was inspired by creative designs from children across the UK and features an array of stunning features including Samuel’s sea life and Ethan’s space-traveling stadium.

The stadium will be unveiled today for the one-month countdown to The Hundred 2022. The world of the virtual stadium is now open for everyone to explore and interact with. To download and explore the stadium, and see how it came to life, visit

The entries for young budding Minecrafters were imaginative, and the top 10 designs included everything needed for the virtual stadium. Built in the Minecraft space, the world features a transparent window with views of the locker rooms, a roller coaster, a rainbow archway, a sea creature moat that runs around the boundary of the lot, and a natural garden on the roof. It is the first-ever sports stadium built on the world famous game platform through a children’s competition.

The shortlisted winners impressed a judging panel, including Birmingham Phoenix women’s team superstar and gaming enthusiast Issy Wong, Minecraft wiz and BlockWorks founder James Delaney.

Seven-year-old Ethan said: “I wanted to come up with an idea that had never been done before, so I designed the stadium in space so it could travel anywhere.

“I was thrilled to find The Hundred picked mine and my brother’s ideas, and I can’t wait to see how cricket, space and the sea come together in the world of Minecraft. It’s so cool and I hope everyone will be as excited as me!

Samuel, 12, added: “I love sea life and wanted to come up with an idea that combined that with cricket, so I designed an aquatic stadium that featured sea creatures.

“I’m so glad The Hundred chose my idea, I think others will love exploring the sea life and coral reef features of my design in Minecraft. I can’t wait to show my friends too!

Issy Wong said, “It’s fantastic to see the levels of creativity in this competition. We have seen submissions beyond our wildest expectations and the final build is truly a blockbuster cricket stadium. It was amazing to be part of this initiative; another first for The Hundred as they continue to push the boundaries of sports and entertainment.

The Space Stage

The Hundred is back and ready for its second year after breaking records in 2021. With blockbuster entertainment for the whole family and fast-paced cricket action in equal measure, fans can look forward to performances live music, edgy games and more to explore off the pitch.

The Hundred features eight teams from seven cities, with men’s and women’s competitions taking place side by side: Welsh Fire (Cardiff), Southern Brave (Southampton), Northern Superchargers (Leeds), London Spirit, Trent Rockets (Nottingham), Oval Invincibles (London), Manchester Originals and Birmingham Phoenix. Each team includes some of the best international and domestic cricketers from around the world, including men’s and women’s World Cup winners from England.

The men’s and women’s matches will start on August 3 and 11 respectively, with the final on September 3.

To stay up to date with all the latest news on The Hundred, visit:


About Author

Comments are closed.