The t20 Blast (currently known as the Vitality Blast) is an annual Twenty20 cricket competition held in England and Wales. First held in 2003 and then known as the Twenty20 Cup, it was the first professional Twnety20 league in the world.
The 18 first-class counties of England and Wales are split into a Northern and Southern Division, playing in a group stage across July and August. The top four teams from each division enter a knockout stage, playing a quarter-final before the remaining four teams compete in the Finals Day, with the semi-finals and Final all held on the same day.
The current champions are the Worcestershire Rapids, who won the competition for the first time in 2018.
Teams & Venues
The 18 first-class counties are split into a Northern and Southern Division. Click on the link next to the team (where available) for a guide to visiting the stadium and city, or view the map on the bottom of this page to see where each team is located.
Derbyshire Falcons – County Cricket Ground (Derby) & Queen’s Park (Chesterfield)
Leicestershire Foxes – Grace Road (Leicester)
Northamptonshire Steelbacks – County Cricket Ground (Northampton)
Worcestershire Rapids – New Road (Worcester)
Essex Eagles – County Cricket Ground (Chelmsford)
Kent Spitfires – St Lawrence Ground (Canterbury) & County Cricket Ground (Beckenham)
Sussex Sharks – County Cricket Ground (Hove)