List of the competitive honours won by county cricket clubs in England and Wales

This is a list of the competitive honours won by county cricket clubs in England and Wales. It lists every club to have won any of the five domestic trophies.

These honours consist of the County Championship, the Royal London One-Day Cup, the Friends Provident Trophy, the Benson & Hedges Cup and the T20 Blast and their various former incarnations.

The County Championship's first season was 1890,[1] and was the sole competition in county cricket for more than seventy years. The competition began with eight counties, which increased to fifteen by the end of the 19th century. Northamptonshire and Glamorgan joined in the first quarter of the twentieth century, since which time only Durham have added to the ranks.

The Gillette Cup was inaugurated in 1962 as the first limited overs competition.[2] It began as a 65-over contest, and would undergo various name changes over its 36-year lifespan, with its time as the NatWest Trophy lasting the longest. The rules were often altered as well: number of overs was varied, minor counties were invited to compete, and in 2006 a group stage was introduced.

The Sunday League began in 1969 as 40-over competition.[3] Like the Gillette Cup, its format and name changed on a regular basis. It was the first county tournament to feature the white ball, coloured kits, and team nicknames. In 2010 the league and the Friends Provident Trophy (the latest successor of the Gillette Cup) were merged to form one tournament, with both a league and knockout stage.

The Benson & Hedges Cup was introduced in 1972[4] and lasted 30 years with the same sponsor. In its initial format, twenty teams were organised into four zonal groups in its original format with the games played at the start of the season in May. Various other teams made up the numbers, with 17 (and later 18) counties being joined by 2-3 extra sides. The first two teams in each group went on to contest a quarter-final knock-out stage. From 1993-1994 and in 1999, the tournament was a straight knockout tournament. The group stage returned between 1995 and 1998, and for the last three years of the tournament.

The Twenty20 Cup was created in 2003 and was based on three divisions of six teams, who played each other once (twice from 2008), with the top 8 teams qualifying for the quarter finals. In 2010 the tournament was renamed the Friends Provident t20 (later the Friends Life t20) and the 3 groups of six teams were changed to two groups of 9, and then back again for 2012 and 2013. The current tournament, the t20 Blast, begun in 2014, has again returned to having groups of 9, with the top four teams from each group qualifying for the quarter finals.

ListEdit

Year County

Championship

Sunday League /
Pro40 / ECB 40
Royal London
One-Day Cup
Gillette Cup /
NatWest Trophy /
C&G Trophy /
FP Trophy
B&H Cup Twenty20 Cup /
Friends Life t20 /
t20 Blast
Bob Willis Trophy
1890 Surrey (1)
1891 Surrey (2)
1892 Surrey (3)
1893 Yorkshire (1)
1894 Surrey (4)
1895 Surrey (5)
1896 Yorkshire (2)
1897 Lancashire (1)
1898 Yorkshire (3)
1899 Surrey (6)
1900 Yorkshire (4)
1901 Yorkshire (5)
1902 Yorkshire (6)
1903 Middlesex (1)
1904 Lancashire (2)
1905 Yorkshire (7)
1906 Kent (1)
1907 Nottinghamshire (1)
1908 Yorkshire (8)
1909 Kent (2)
1910 Kent (3)
1911 Warwickshire (1)
1912 Yorkshire (9)
1913 Kent (4)
1914 Surrey (7)
1915–1918 No competition

due to World War I

1919 Yorkshire (10)
1920 Middlesex (2)
1921 Middlesex (3)
1922 Yorkshire (11)
1923 Yorkshire (12)
1924 Yorkshire (13)
1925 Yorkshire (14)
1926 Lancashire (3)
1927 Lancashire (4)
1928 Lancashire (5)
1929 Nottinghamshire (2)
1930 Lancashire (6)
1931 Yorkshire (15)
1932 Yorkshire (16)
1933 Yorkshire (17)
1934 Lancashire (7)
1935 Yorkshire (18)
1936 Derbyshire (1)
1937 Yorkshire (19)
1938 Yorkshire (20)
1939 Yorkshire (21)
1940–1945 No competition

due to World War II

1946 Yorkshire (22)
1947 Middlesex (4)
1948 Glamorgan (1)
1949 Middlesex,

Yorkshire[note 1]

1950 Lancashire,

Surrey[note 1]

1951 Warwickshire (2)
1952 Surrey (8)
1953 Surrey (9)
1954 Surrey (10)
1955 Surrey (11)
1956 Surrey (12)
1957 Surrey (13)
1958 Surrey (14)
1959 Yorkshire (23)
1960 Yorkshire (24)
1961 Hampshire (1)
1962 Yorkshire (25)
1963 Yorkshire (26) Sussex (1)
1964 Worcestershire (1) Sussex (2)
1965 Worcestershire (2) Yorkshire (1)
1966 Yorkshire (27) Warwickshire (1)
1967 Yorkshire (28) Kent (1)
1968 Yorkshire (29) Warwickshire (2)
1969 Glamorgan (2) Lancashire (1) Yorkshire (2)
1970 Kent (5) Lancashire (2) Lancashire (1)
1971 Surrey (15) Worcestershire (1) Lancashire (2)
1972 Warwickshire (3) Kent (1) Lancashire (3) Leicestershire (1)
1973 Hampshire (2) Kent (2) Gloucestershire (1) Kent (1)
1974 Worcestershire (3) Leicestershire (1) Kent (2) Surrey (1)
1975 Leicestershire (1) Hampshire (1) Lancashire (4) Leicestershire (2)
1976 Middlesex (5) Kent (3) Northamptonshire (1) Kent (2)
1977 Kent, Middlesex[note 1] Leicestershire (2) Middlesex (1) Gloucestershire (1)
1978 Kent (6) Hampshire (2) Sussex (3) Kent (3)
1979 Essex (1) Somerset (1) Somerset (1) Essex (1)
1980 Middlesex (6) Warwickshire (1) Middlesex (2) Northamptonshire (1)
1981 Nottinghamshire (3) Essex (1) Derbyshire Somerset (1)
1982 Middlesex (7) Sussex (1) Surrey Somerset (2)
1983 Essex (2) Yorkshire Somerset (2) Middlesex (1)
1984 Essex (3) Essex (2) Middlesex (3) Lancashire (1)
1985 Middlesex (8) Essex (3) Essex (1) Leicestershire (3)
1986 Essex (4) Hampshire (3) Sussex (4) Middlesex (2)
1987 Nottinghamshire (4) Worcestershire (2) Nottinghamshire Yorkshire
1988 Worcestershire (4) Worcestershire (3) [note 2] Middlesex (4) Hampshire (1)
1989 Worcestershire (5) Lancashire (3) [note 2] Warwickshire (3) Nottinghamshire
1990 Middlesex (9) Derbyshire[note 2] Lancashire (5) Lancashire (2)
1991 Essex (5) Nottinghamshire (1) [note 2] Hampshire (1) Worcestershire
1992 Essex (6) Middlesex Northamptonshire (2) Hampshire (2)
1993 Middlesex (10) Glamorgan (1) Warwickshire (4) Derbyshire
1994 Warwickshire (4) Warwickshire (2) Worcestershire Warwickshire (1)
1995 Warwickshire (5) Kent (4) Warwickshire (5) Lancashire (3)
1996 Leicestershire (2) Surrey (1) Lancashire (6) Lancashire (4)
1997 Glamorgan (3) Warwickshire (3) Essex (2) Surrey (2)
1998 Leicestershire (3) Lancashire (4) Lancashire (7) Essex (2)
1999 Surrey (16) Lancashire (5) Gloucestershire (2) Gloucestershire (2)
2000 Surrey (17) Gloucestershire (1) Gloucestershire (3) Gloucestershire (3)
2001 Yorkshire (30) Kent (5) Somerset (3) Surrey (3)
2002 Surrey (18) Glamorgan (2) Yorkshire (3) Warwickshire (2)
2003 Sussex (1) Surrey (2) Gloucestershire (4) Surrey
2004 Warwickshire (6) Glamorgan (3) Gloucestershire (5) Leicestershire (1)
2005 Nottinghamshire (5) Essex (4) Hampshire (2) Somerset (1)
2006 Sussex (2) Essex (5) Sussex (5) Leicestershire (2)
2007 Sussex (3) Worcestershire (4) Durham Kent (1)
2008 Durham (1) Sussex (2) Essex (3) Middlesex (1)
2009 Durham (2) Sussex (3) Hampshire (3) Sussex (1)
2010 Nottinghamshire (6) Warwickshire Hampshire (1)
2011 Lancashire (8) Surrey Leicestershire (3)
2012 Warwickshire (7) Hampshire Hampshire (2)
2013 Durham (3) Nottinghamshire Northamptonshire (1)
2014 Yorkshire (31) Durham Birmingham (1)
2015 Yorkshire (32) Gloucestershire Lancashire (1)
2016 Middlesex (11) Warwickshire Northamptonshire (2)
2017 Essex (7) Nottinghamshire Nottinghamshire (1)
2018 Surrey (19) Hampshire Worcestershire (1)
2019 Essex (8) Somerset Essex (1)
2020 Not held Not held Nottinghamshire (2) Essex (1)
2021 Warwickshire (8) Glamorgan Kent (2) Warwickshire (1)

Summary TotalsEdit

Club County

Championship

Sunday League /
Pro40 / ECB 40
Royal London
One-Day Cup
Gillette Cup /
NatWest Trophy /
C&G Trophy /
FP Trophy
B&H Cup Twenty20 Cup /
Friends Life t20 /
t20 Blast
Bob Willis Trophy Total
Yorkshire 32 + 1 Shared[note 1] 1 3 1 0 0 38
Surrey 19 + 1 Shared[note 1] 3 1 3 1 0 28
Lancashire 8 + 1 Shared[note 1] 5 7 4 1 0 26
Warwickshire 8 5 5 2 1 1 22
Middlesex 11 + 2 Shared[note 1] 1 4 2 1 0 21
Essex 8 5 3 2 1 1 20
Kent 6+1 Shared[note 1] 5 2 3 2 0 19
Hampshire 2 5 3 2 2 0 14
Nottinghamshire 6 3 1 1 2 0 13
Sussex 3 3 5 0 1 0 12
Worcestershire 5 4 1 1 1 0 12
Leicestershire 3 2 0 3 3 0 11
Gloucestershire 0 2 5 3 0 0 10
Somerset 0 2 3 2 1 0 8
Glamorgan 3 4 0 0 0 0 7
Durham 3 1 1 0 0 0 5
Northamptonshire 0 0 2 1 2 0 5
Derbyshire 1 1 1 1 0 0 4

† denotes defunct competition

NoteEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h The County Championship title was shared in 1949, 1950 and 1977.
  2. ^ a b c d Between 1988 and 1991, the Refuge Assurance Cup, a play-off between the top four teams in the league, was held. The winners were Lancashire (1988), Essex (1989), Middlesex (1990) and Worcestershire (1991).

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "A brief history of the County Championship". Cricinfo. September 19, 2006.
  2. ^ "Gillette Cup / NatWest Trophy / C&G Trophy". static.espncricinfo.com.
  3. ^ "What is Pro40?". July 19, 2006 – via news.bbc.co.uk.
  4. ^ "A brief history of the Benson & Hedges Cup". Cricinfo. September 19, 2006.