NatWest T20 Blast
NatWest T20 Blast kicks off on Friday May 16 with 14 counties in action nationwide including the current domestic T20 title winners Northamptonshire, who take on Yorkshire at Headingley. Middlesex then host Sussex and Essex at Lord's 24 hours later on Saturday May 17 in the first domestic T20 'double-header' played on the same day.
Friday night T20 action will be a consistent theme in the new-look county schedule with a total of 87 of the 126 group stage matches due to take place on Fridays over the 10-week course of the competition.
Edgbaston will once again host Finals day on Saturday August 23 after the quarter-final stages are completed over the first weekend in August.