Friday, January 28th, 2022

All You Need To Know About the Royal London Cup

When does the Royal London Cup start?

Worcestershire Rapids begin their campaign on August 2 against Kent.

Ahead of the competition each First-Class County is set to play a National County on July 31, with Worcestershire travelling to Herefordshire.

The group stage will run until August 23, with the knockout matches to be played on August 26 and August 30.

When is the final?

Trent Bridge will host the Royal London Cup final, which returns to a Saturday this year, on September 17.

There will be 18 days between the semi-finals and final to allow supporters more time to secure their tickets and book hotels.

Jack Haynes hit his maiden professional century against Essex in last year’s competition

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 August 30.

The second-placed teams will host the third-placed team in the opposite group in the playoffs on August 26, 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?

General Admission and hospitality tickets are now available for our home Royal London Cup fixtures. You can purchase by clicking here.

How can I watch and follow?

We will once again be live streaming all of our group stage fixtures in the competition via our official website and our YouTube Channel