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Natwest T20 Blast Schedule 2016: Matches, Fixtures and Timing

Another T20 tournament coming up for the cricket fans and this time an England based cricket league called NatWest T20 Blast. Year 2014 was the inaugural season of the league and from there the craze of the tournament increasing between the fans. Total 18 first class cricket club participating in the league and they are divided into two groups North and South, having 9 teams in each. In NatWest T20 Blast 2016 season total 133 matches to be played out of which 126 matches are of the league stage and then top 4 teams from each group will qualify to the knock-out stage. The 4 team from the knock-out round will play the semi-finals and then Final. The semis and final will be played on the same day (20 August 2016). The schedule of the tournament has been announced by the ECB which will start from May 20th 2016 with Worcestershire vs Durham match and will end on August 20th with the grand finale.

Natwest T20 Blast 2016

The matches will be played at different cricket venues of England. The Tournament is organised by England Cricket Board. International cricketers from various countries will also participate in the league. Here is the list of team which are participating in T20 Blast 2016 along with their group :-

North Group :-

  1. Worcestershire
  2. Northamptonshire
  3. Leicestershire
  4. Derbyshire
  5. Durham
  6. Birmingham Bears
  7. Nottinghamshire
  8. Lancashire
  9. Yorkshire Vikings

South Group :-

  1. Middlesex
  2. Glamorgan
  3. Kent
  4. Sussex
  5. Surrey
  6. Gloucestershire
  7. Essex
  8. Somerset
  9. Hampshire

So these are the first class cricket clubs of England which are participating this year and will battle for the glory.

Each team will play 14 matches in the league stage, twice with the 6 other teams and once with the remaining 2 teams of the same group. On winning one match 2 points will be awarded, zero point to the losing team and one point to each team for a tie. The Points table will decide the top 4 teams of each group which will play the knock-out round as per the schedule.

Lancashire Cricket club is the current champions of T20 Blast tournament and is one of the favorite team of 2016 season too. They have won the title in 2015 against Northamptonshire. This year Martin Guptill, New Zealand batsman joined the Lancashire team which will strengthen their batting unit but the eyes of cricket fans will be looking for big ones from the bat of Jos Buttler.

Birmingham Bears who has recently changed their name to Warwickshire for the tournament only is a county cricket club from England won the inaugural season of the Natwest T20 in 2014 and is also one of the strong contender of 2016 season.

Battle has been started between 18 teams and every team will try to get into the top 4 in the points table so that they can qualify into the next round of the tournament which will be a knock-out round.

Also Check: Natwest T20 Match Predictions

Here is the complete Natwest T20 Blast 2016 schedule & fixtures with respective venues and timings of the matches are given below:-


Friday 20 May 2016

 T20 Blast 2016 league Stage Matches
17:30WorcestershirevsDurhamNew Road, Worcester
18:30GloucestershirevsSussexBristol County Ground, Bristol
18:30LeicestershirevsNorthamptonshireFischer County Ground, Grace Road, Leicester
18:30NottinghamshirevsBirmingham BearsTrent Bridge, Nottingham
19:00KentvsSomersetThe Spitfire Ground, St. Lawrence, Canterbury
19:15EssexvsSurreyThe Essex County Ground, Chelmsford
Saturday 21 May 2016
14:30LancashirevsDerbyshireEmirates Old Trafford, Manchester
Thursday 26 May 2016
18:30SurreyvsGlamorganThe Kia Oval, London
Friday 27 May 2016
17:30MiddlesexvsHampshireUxbridge Cricket Ground, Uxbridge
18:30LancashirevsDurhamEmirates Old Trafford, Manchester
18:30NorthamptonshirevsDerbyshireThe County Ground, Northampton
19:00Birmingham BearsvsWorcestershireEdgbaston, Birmingham
19:00Yorkshire VikingsvsLeicestershireHeadingley Cricket Ground, Leeds
Wednesday 01 June 2016
18:30DurhamvsNottinghamshireEmirates Riverside, Chester-le-Street
18:30GlamorganvsEssexSWALEC Stadium, Cardiff
18:30SussexvsSomersetThe 1st Central County Ground, Hove
Thursday 02 June 2016
17:30MiddlesexvsGloucestershireMerchant Taylors’ School, Northwood
17:30WorcestershirevsYorkshire VikingsNew Road, Worcester
19:00HampshirevsKentAgeas Bowl, Southampton
Friday 03 June 2016
17:30KentvsGloucestershireThe Kent County Cricket Ground, Beckenham
17:30SomersetvsEssexThe Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton
18:30GlamorganvsHampshireSWALEC Stadium, Cardiff
18:30LancashirevsYorkshire VikingsEmirates Old Trafford, Manchester
18:30NorthamptonshirevsWorcestershireThe County Ground, Northampton
19:00Birmingham BearsvsDurhamEdgbaston, Birmingham
19:00DerbyshirevsLeicestershireThe 3aaa County Ground, Derby
19:00SussexvsSurreyThe 1st Central County Ground, Hove
Saturday 04 June 2016
14:30NottinghamshirevsLancashireTrent Bridge, Nottingham
17:30LeicestershirevsDurhamFischer County Ground, Grace Road, Leicester
Wednesday 08 June 2016
18:30KentvsHampshireThe Spitfire Ground, St. Lawrence, Canterbury
Thursday 09 June 2016
18:30SurreyvsHampshireThe Kia Oval, London
Friday 10 June 2016
17:30SomersetvsSurreyThe Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton
17:30WorcestershirevsNorthamptonshireNew Road, Worcester
18:30GloucestershirevsGlamorganBristol County Ground, Bristol
18:30LancashirevsLeicestershireEmirates Old Trafford, Manchester
19:00Birmingham BearsvsYorkshire VikingsEdgbaston, Birmingham
19:00EssexvsMiddlesexThe Essex County Ground, Chelmsford
19:00SussexvsKentThe 1st Central County Ground, Hove
19:15NottinghamshirevsDerbyshireTrent Bridge, Nottingham
Wednesday 15 June 2016
17:30SomersetvsGlamorganThe Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton
Thursday 16 June 2016
18:15MiddlesexvsSussexLord’s, London
18:30LancashirevsNorthamptonshireEmirates Old Trafford, Manchester
19:00EssexvsGloucestershireThe Essex County Ground, Chelmsford
Friday 17 June 2016
18:30GlamorganvsKentSWALEC Stadium, Cardiff
18:30GloucestershirevsSomersetBristol County Ground, Bristol
18:30LeicestershirevsWorcestershireFischer County Ground, Grace Road, Leicester
18:30NorthamptonshirevsDurhamThe County Ground, Northampton
18:30SurreyvsMiddlesexThe Kia Oval, London
19:00DerbyshirevsBirmingham BearsThe 3aaa County Ground, Derby
19:00HampshirevsSussexAgeas Bowl, Southampton
19:00Yorkshire VikingsvsNottinghamshireHeadingley Cricket Ground, Leeds
Saturday 18 June 2016
14:30WorcestershirevsNottinghamshireNew Road, Worcester
Sunday 19 June 2016
14:30Birmingham BearsvsLancashireEdgbaston, Birmingham
14:30SomersetvsHampshireThe Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton
14:30Yorkshire VikingsvsDerbyshireHeadingley Cricket Ground, Leeds
Thursday 23 June 2016
18:15MiddlesexvsSomersetLord’s, London
Friday 24 June 2016
18:30DurhamvsYorkshire VikingsEmirates Riverside, Chester-le-Street
18:30GlamorganvsSurreySWALEC Stadium, Cardiff
18:30LancashirevsWorcestershireEmirates Old Trafford, Manchester
18:30LeicestershirevsBirmingham BearsFischer County Ground, Grace Road, Leicester
19:00DerbyshirevsNottinghamshireThe 3aaa County Ground, Derby
19:00EssexvsHampshireThe Essex County Ground, Chelmsford
19:00KentvsMiddlesexThe Spitfire Ground, St. Lawrence, Canterbury
Saturday 25 June 2016
13:30HampshirevsGloucestershireAgeas Bowl, Southampton
14:00SurreyvsEssexThe Kia Oval, London
Sunday 26 June 2016
14:30NorthamptonshirevsLeicestershireThe County Ground, Northampton
14:30SussexvsGloucestershireArundel Castle, Arundel
Thursday 30 June 2016
18:30DurhamvsWorcestershireEmirates Riverside, Chester-le-Street
18:30KentvsSussexThe Spitfire Ground, St. Lawrence, Canterbury
Friday 01 July 2016
17:30SomersetvsGloucestershireThe Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton
17:30WorcestershirevsDerbyshireNew Road, Worcester
18:30NottinghamshirevsDurhamTrent Bridge, Nottingham
18:30Yorkshire VikingsvsLancashireHeadingley Cricket Ground, Leeds
19:00Birmingham BearsvsNorthamptonshireEdgbaston, Birmingham
19:00EssexvsKentThe Essex County Ground, Chelmsford
19:00SussexvsMiddlesexThe 1st Central County Ground, Hove
Sunday 03 July 2016
14:30DerbyshirevsNorthamptonshireQueen’s Park, Chesterfield
Wednesday 06 July 2016
18:30GloucestershirevsSurreyBristol County Ground, Bristol
Thursday 07 July 2016
17:30SomersetvsKentThe Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton
18:30GlamorganvsSussexSWALEC Stadium, Cardiff
Friday 08 July 2016
17:30MiddlesexvsGlamorganOld Deer Park, Richmond
17:30WorcestershirevsLancashireNew Road, Worcester
18:30GloucestershirevsKentBristol County Ground, Bristol
18:30LeicestershirevsDerbyshireFischer County Ground, Grace Road, Leicester
18:30NorthamptonshirevsNottinghamshireThe County Ground, Northampton
18:30SurreyvsSomersetThe Kia Oval, London
19:00HampshirevsEssexAgeas Bowl, Southampton
19:00Yorkshire VikingsvsBirmingham BearsHeadingley Cricket Ground, Leeds
Saturday 09 July 2016
14:30NottinghamshirevsWorcestershireTrent Bridge, Nottingham
Sunday 10 July 2016
14:30DerbyshirevsYorkshire VikingsQueen’s Park, Chesterfield
14:30DurhamvsLeicestershireEmirates Riverside, Chester-le-Street
14:30GlamorganvsGloucestershireSWALEC Stadium, Cardiff
Tuesday 12 July 2016
18:30LeicestershirevsNottinghamshireFischer County Ground, Grace Road, Leicester
Wednesday 13 July 2016
18:30DerbyshirevsLancashireThe 3aaa County Ground, Derby
Thursday 14 July 2016
19:00HampshirevsGlamorganAgeas Bowl, Southampton
Friday 15 July 2016
17:30KentvsSurreyNevill Ground, Tunbridge Wells
17:30SomersetvsMiddlesexThe Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton
17:30WorcestershirevsBirmingham BearsNew Road, Worcester
18:30DurhamvsNorthamptonshireEmirates Riverside, Chester-le-Street
18:30LeicestershirevsLancashireFischer County Ground, Grace Road, Leicester
18:30NottinghamshirevsYorkshire VikingsTrent Bridge, Nottingham
18:30SussexvsHampshireThe 1st Central County Ground, Hove
Sunday 17 July 2016
14:30Birmingham BearsvsLeicestershireEdgbaston, Birmingham
14:30GloucestershirevsEssexCollege Ground, Cheltenham
Tuesday 19 July 2016
18:30NorthamptonshirevsBirmingham BearsThe County Ground, Northampton
Wednesday 20 July 2016
18:30Yorkshire VikingsvsDurhamHeadingley Cricket Ground, Leeds
Thursday 21 July 2016
18:15MiddlesexvsSurreyLord’s, London
19:00EssexvsSussexThe Essex County Ground, Chelmsford
Friday 22 July 2016
18:30DurhamvsLancashireEmirates Riverside, Chester-le-Street
18:30GlamorganvsSomersetSWALEC Stadium, Cardiff
18:30SurreyvsSussexThe Kia Oval, London
19:00Birmingham BearsvsNottinghamshireEdgbaston, Birmingham
19:00DerbyshirevsWorcestershireThe 3aaa County Ground, Derby
19:00HampshirevsMiddlesexAgeas Bowl, Southampton
19:00KentvsEssexThe Spitfire Ground, St. Lawrence, Canterbury
19:00Yorkshire VikingsvsNorthamptonshireHeadingley Cricket Ground, Leeds
Thursday 28 July 2016
18:15MiddlesexvsEssexLord’s, London
18:30SussexvsGlamorganThe 1st Central County Ground, Hove
Friday 29 July 2016
18:30DurhamvsDerbyshireEmirates Riverside, Chester-le-Street
18:30EssexvsGlamorganThe Essex County Ground, Chelmsford
18:30GloucestershirevsMiddlesexBristol County Ground, Bristol
18:30HampshirevsSomersetAgeas Bowl, Southampton
18:30LancashirevsBirmingham BearsEmirates Old Trafford, Manchester
18:30NorthamptonshirevsYorkshire VikingsThe County Ground, Northampton
18:30NottinghamshirevsLeicestershireTrent Bridge, Nottingham
18:30SurreyvsKentThe Kia Oval, London
Monday 08 August 2016
 NatWest T20 Blast 2016 Knock-out Round
18:30Notts OutlawsvsEssex EaglesTrent Bridge, Nottingham
Tuesday 09 August 2016
18:30Northants SteelbacksvsMiddlesexThe County Ground, Northampton
Wednesday 10 August 2016
18:30GloucestershirevsDurham JetsThe Brightside Ground, Bristol
Thursday 11 August 2016
19:00GlamorganvsYorkshire VikingsSWALEC Stadium, Cardiff
Saturday 20 August 2016
 NatWest T20 2016 Semifinals and Final
11:00Notts OutlawsvsNorthants SteelbacksEdgbaston, Birmingham 
14:30Durham JetsvsYorkshire VikingsEdgbaston, Birmingham
18:45Finalist 1stvsFinalist 2ndEdgbaston, Birmingham

Also Check : Top 10 Leading Run Scorer of Natwest T20 2016

So we have back to back entertainment first IPL 2016 where Sunrisers Hyderabad won and now the England based T20 tournament standing on the door. Stay tune for more updates from the tournament.