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LV= Insurance County Championship returns to two divisions in 2022
The ECB has confirmed that the LV= Insurance County Championship will return to two divisions from next summer following a vote by the First-Class Counties This decision follows discussions between ECB and First-Class Counties to determine how and when a return to two divisions could be achieved 10 counties will compete in Division One and eight in Division Two with a two-up, two-down promotion-
Bob Willis Trophy to support Alzheimer’s Society’s Sport United Against Dementia
Third Day of Bob Willis Trophy final to help raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s Society The charity’s Sport United Against Dementia campaign is working with major UK sports to create real and lasting change for those affected by dementia Anyone who needs dementia support can call Alzheimer’s Society’s support line on 0333 150 3456 To donate to Alzheimer’s Society, Text UNITE2 to donate £10
ECB honours 20,000 volunteers through Grassroots Cricket Awards
The England and Wales Cricket Board, alongside the wider cricket community, are recognising a record-breaking 20,000 volunteers this year to celebrate the people that make our game happen.
In total, over 42,000 volunteers have helped their local clubs and communities to play more cricket and get more people involved in the game than ever before.
To showcase the outstanding work carried
England Men's 2022 home schedule announced
The England Men's international summer will start with three LV= Insurance Tests against world champions New Zealand India return for three-match Vitality IT20 Series and three-match Royal London Series England to host South Africa in a three-Test LV= Insurance Series, starting in August South Africa will play a three-match Vitality IT20 Series and three-match Royal London Series before the Test
LV= Insurance County Championship game between Durham and Surrey will not go ahead following positive Covid-19 case
The LV= Insurance County Championship match between Durham and Surrey at the Emirates Riverside will not go ahead following an unnamed member of the Surrey playing squad testing positive for Covid-19.
The player has begun to self-isolate along with a significant number of the Surrey squad who have been identified as close contacts.
Due to the required isolation protocols and the extensive im
LV= Insurance County Championship fixtures confirmed for Division Stage
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has today released the fixtures for the Division Stage of the LV= Insurance County Championship.
The month-long title-deciding phase of the LV= Insurance County Championship begins on Monday 30 August with four additional rounds of matches to be staged to confirm the champions across three divisions.
Warwickshire will begin ‘Super September’ as t
Rhodes to captain County Select XI against India
Young Lions head coach Richard Dawson will oversee a County Select XI to play India at the Emirates Riverside in a three-day match, starting on Tuesday 20 July.
The match will be played behind closed doors and will form part of India’s warm-up schedule ahead of the LV= Insurance Test Series.
Warwickshire captain Will Rhodes will lead a 14-man squad which also includes recent Test debuta
Derbyshire's two remaining Vitality Blast matches cancelled
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has confirmed that Derbyshire Falcons’ final two Vitality Blast group-stage matches have been cancelled.
ECB has determined that Derbyshire CCC is unable to field a team of a strength appropriate to maintain the integrity of the two matches and of the competition as a whole.
Derbyshire are adhering to Covid-19 protocols and managing a number of i
ECB confirm Vitality Blast and Royal London Cup fixtures
Champions Notts Outlaws visit Worcestershire Rapids on 9 June to start Vitality Blast Vitality Blast returns to 14-game group-stage format with Edgbaston to host Finals Day on 18 September Royal London Cup returns to schedule from 22 July with final to be staged at Trent Bridge on 19 August Fixtures for women’s Regional 50 over and T20 competitions to be announced soon National Counties to play
CDC revise Somerset sanction ahead of remodelled LV= Insurance County Championship
The Cricket Discipline Commission (CDC) has revised Somerset County Cricket Club’s sanction for breaching the ECB Pitch Regulations.
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and Somerset CCC jointly requested that the CDC reconsider the points deduction imposed in view of the remodelled 2021 LV= Insurance County Championship format.
A CDC Panel subsequently determined how the sanction will
2021 Men's County Championship Group Stage fixtures announced
2021 Men’s County Championship season to begin Thursday 8 April
Each First-Class County with play 14 matches across Group and Divisional Stages
Divisional Stage to begin on Bank Holiday Monday 30 August
Five-day Bob Willis Trophy final to start on Monday 27 September
Remainder of women’s and men’s domestic fixtures to be announced in early 2021
The Men’s County Championship will return next s
First-Class Counties agree 2021 Men's Domestic Structure
County Championship set to return next summer in a group-stage format First-Class Counties agree structure for next season only to help mitigate against possible COVID-19 impact Counties have been placed into three seeded Groups of six teams The top two teams in each Group progress to Division One. The Division One winner to be crowned County champions and awarded the Lord’s Taverners trophy Th
Community heroes and professional stars to be recognised at first NatWest Cricket Awards live on Sky
NatWest Cricket Awards to be held live on Saturday 3 October during Vitality Blast Finals Day
Awards will honour grassroots volunteers through to professional stars from the men’s and women’s games
Fans tuning in to watch the Vitality Blast Finals Day on 3 October will be treated to an exclusive broadcast of the NatWest Cricket Awards live on Sky Sports Cricket for the first time ever.
England Women And Bob Willis Trophy Final Available To Watch Online
Sky Sports Cricket YouTube channel is streaming five-match England Women Vitality IT20 Series against West Indies, in addition to being shown on Sky Sports Cricket Third England Women Vitality IT20 also to be broadcast live on BBC Two Bob Willis Trophy final live stream to be available on Sky Sports Cricket YouTube channel as well as the BBC Sport website and BBC iPlayer Bob Willis Trophy final t
Vitality Blast Finals Day to conclude domestic season
Domestic season to conclude with Finals Day on Saturday 3 October
Lord’s set to stage five-day Bob Willis Trophy final from Wednesday 23 September
Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy final set for Saturday 26 September
Three domestic trophies to be decided in final week of season
The England and Wales Cricket Board has confirmed that this summer’s shortened domestic season will culminate with Vitali
Trent Bridge to host Lancashire and Nottinghamshire match
The Bob Willis Trophy match between Lancashire and Nottinghamshire has been moved from Emirates Old Trafford to Trent Bridge.
Lancashire and Nottinghamshire agreed the move to safeguard and protect the bio-security of Emirates Old Trafford as a host for behind-closed-doors international cricket this summer.
Lancashire will remain as the home team for the match, which is due to begin on Satur
ECB statement on cancellation of crowd pilots
Reacting to the Government’s announcement that this weekend’s pilots for spectators to attend two Bob Willis Trophy matches will not go ahead, an ECB spokesperson said:
“We understand this is disappointing for supporters who have waited a long time to see their clubs in action and were looking forward to attending pilot events at the Kia Oval and Edgbaston this weekend.
“However, we understa
Somerset pitch sanction delayed until next County Championship season
The England and Wales Cricket Board has confirmed that Somerset County Cricket Club’s points deduction for a breach of the ECB’s Pitch Regulations will be rolled on to the next County Championship season.
A Cricket Discipline Commission (CDC) Panel has ruled in favour of an ECB application to vary the sanctions in accordance with the provision of CDC Regulation 8.7.
In essence, this means th
Lancashire and Leicestershire to play Bob Willis Trophy opener at Blackfinch New Road
First-Class Counties Lancashire and Leicestershire will play their opening match of the Bob Willis Trophy at Blackfinch New Road in Worcester.
Lancashire will be regarded as the home team for the fixture, which is scheduled to begin on Saturday 1 August.
Leicestershire met all protocols to safely stage the match at the Fischer County Ground, however with the city of Leicester in lockdown due
Update on cricket spectator pilots
Details have been announced of the second phase of pilots at the Kia Oval and Edgbaston next weekend to test Government guidance for crowds returning to elite sport.
The first phase of the two pilots began yesterday with up to 1,000 spectators attending the Men’s county cricket friendly between Surrey and Middlesex at the Kia Oval, with social distancing measures in place. Edgbaston will also h