When does the Royal London Cup start?
Champions Glamorgan begin their title defence away to Derbyshire when the Royal London Cup begins on 2 August.
Ahead of the competition each First-Class County is set to play a National County on 31 July.
The group stage will run until August 23 with t knockout matches to be played on 26 August and 30 August.
When is the final?
Trent Bridge will host the Royal London Cup final which returns to a Saturday this year, on 17 September.
There will be 18 days between the semi-finals and final to allow fans more time to secure their tickets and book hotels.
To get access to a priority window to buy tickets to the final before they go on general sale, you can register your interest at: www.trentbridge.co.uk/RLFinal
What are the groups and format?
The groups were randomly drawn with each county to play eight group-stages matches, four at home and four away.
The top three counties at the end of the group stage progress to the knockout stages.
The two first-placed counties progress directly to a home semi-final on 30 August.
The second-placed teams will host the third-placed team in the opposite group in the playoffs on 26 August, with the winners progressing to the semi-finals.
Group A: Durham, Gloucestershire, Leicestershire, Middlesex, Nottinghamshire, Somerset, Surrey, Sussex, Warwickshire
Group B: Derbyshire, Essex, Glamorgan, Hampshire, Kent, Lancashire, Northamptonshire, Worcestershire, Yorkshire
Can I buy tickets to the matches?
You should contact your local First-Class County for details on access to tickets and the terms and conditions that apply.
With at least nine out-grounds to be used – from Scarborough to Neath – the Royal London Cup is set to bring the competition to fans right across England and Wales.
How can I watch and follow?
The ECB will again host live streams of every match on the ECB website and ECB app, to ensure you can always follow your team.
As a reminder, here’s where you can follow the Royal London Cup across ECB’s channels: