ECB National Club Twenty20

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The ECB National Club Twenty20 is a knockout Twenty20 club cricket competition in England. It was established in 2008 and the inaugural winners were South Northumberland. [1] The competition is currently known for sponsorship reasons as the Vitality Club T20. [2] The current champions (2018) are Hanging Heaton.



The format of the ECB National Club Twenty20 is a straight knockout competition. The preliminary rounds are internally organised by the ECB Premier leagues and a few other minor leagues. The winners of each league participate in a further knockout competition to determine eight 'Area' winners. These areas, based geographically, are; South East Area, South West Area, South Area, East Midlands Area, West Midlands Area, North West Area, North Area and North East Area. [3] Following this, the Area winners participate in national quarter finals where the winners advance to the 'Finals Day'. Finals Day contains two semi-finals and the final on the same day at a first-class cricket ground. The ECB National Club Twenty20 Finals Day is traditionally held towards the end of September. [1]


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