Friday, 24 June 2016

County T20 leagues get underway

This Sunday sees the start of the 2016 County T20 competition with three main divisions, and a fourth division split regionally into three more smaller leagues.

In Division One this season are :-
Berkshire, Kent, Lancashire, Middlesex, Nottinghamshire, Sussex, Warwickshire, Yorkshire

In Division Two are :-
Durham, Essex, Hampshire, Somerset, Staffs, Surrey, Wales, Worcestershire

In Division Three are :-
Cheshire, Cornwall, Derbyshire, Devon, Herts, Northants, Oxfordshire, Scotland, Shropshire

Division One - Quick Preview
Last year Sussex won the Div 1 title but only on NRR ahead of Yorkshire and Kent, with all three teams finishing on the same number of points. Technically the league started last Sunday when Warks were due to play Notts, but it was rained off. With 4 points for a win and only seven games, getting one point for a cancelled game is a bit tough.

Berkshire - will miss Heather Knight for first few games and could struggle, but they have recruited Rachel Priest as a batsman, who could be their saviour.

Kent - with Charlotte Edwards and Lydia Greenway no longer on England duty, plus Suzie Bates and others there will need to be a steward's enquiry if they don't win the title this year.

Lancashire - won all their games in Div 2 last year, but lost every county championship game in Div 1. T20 may be their game but this will be harder than last year.

Middlesex - Likely to be without Fran Wilson and Alex Hartley for the first few games which could wreck their chances of glory.

Nottinghamshire - struggled a bit last year and they are now without Danni Wyatt and Jenny Gunn. Could struggle again despite good form in Div 2 of county champs.

Sussex - a young team hampered by injuries and England call-ups, but Sara MacGlashan might help. Consistency with the bat may be their biggest issue.

Warwickshire - flying high in the county champs they were promoted from T20 Div 2 last year. Could cause a few upsets.

Yorkshire - with Beth Mooney once again joining their ranks they are likely to go well in this comp.

Fixtures this Sunday 

At Wokingham
Berks v Kent
Berks v Lancs
Lancs v Kent

At Radlett
Middlesex v Sussex
Sussex v Yorkshire
Middlesex v Yorkshire



  1. CH are claiming Wilson is available to Middx on Sunday (not Hartley though).

  2. Four hour plus drive to Taunton from Radlett late on Sunday evening for Fran but not Alex and Monday's game starts at 10:30. This seems to suggest that Alex may make her debut in the final ODI.

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