Warwickshire won the County Championship in 2021.© Instagram
After two coronavirus-affected campaigns announced Thursday by the UK and Wales Cricket Commission, the UK County Championship will return to a two-part structure starting next season. The Bob Willis Trophy was introduced in 2020 and this year’s first class competition used three group structures. Next year, 10 teams will play in Division 1, 8 teams will play in Division 2, and there will be a promotion and demotion system of 2 ups and 2 downs.
Each county will be placed in a division that was set to compete in the event of the 2020 County Championship.
Lancashire, Northamptonshire and Gloucestershire won the promotion to Division 1, and Nottinghamshire was demoted to Division 2.
The return to the two divisions, where each team plays 14 games, was voted by a prestigious county.
Division 1: Essex, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Kent, Lancashire, Northamptonshire, Somerset, Sally, Warwickshire, Yorkshire
Division 2: Derbyshire, Derbyshire, Gramorgan, Leicestershire, Middlesex, Nottinghamshire, Sussex, Worcestershire
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