Royal London One-Day Cup

2 min readDec 12, 2022


Cricket Competition which is linked with England & Wales Nation

What is the Royal London One-Day Cup?

For the first-class tournaments in counties like England and Wales, there is a fifty-over limited-overs cricket tournament called the Royal London One-Day Cup. It started in 2014 to take the position of the ECB 40 competition, which was active from 2010 to 2013. To align the tournament with One-Day Internationals, the number of overs per innings was increased from its 40-over predecessor to 50.

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Royal London One-Day Cup Format?

A round-robin tournament with two groups of nine players kicks off the sport. Up until 2021, the groups were divided geographically into a North group and a South group. After that, the groups were determined by lot.

As of 2017, the top three teams from each group advance to the competition’s knockout round. Up until 2020, the final was hosted at Lord’s before being moved to Trent Bridge.

Winners of the Royal London One-Day Cup until now?

*Durham in 2014
*Gloucestershire in 2015
*Warwickshire Bears in 2016
*Nottinghamshire Outlaws in 2017
*Hampshire in 2018
*Somerset in 2019
*Glamorgan in 2021
*Kent in 2022

The league to promote rising stars

The 18 first-class counties were divided into two divisions, with three teams promoted and relegated from each, and the National League was introduced in 1999. The competition was sponsored by Norwich Union, and the games were each 45 overs long. Instead of just on Sundays, games were spread out over the entire week.

The counties gave the National League nicknames in their official names. For instance, Kent adopted the name “Spitfires,” Middlesex adopted the name “Crusaders,” and Lancashire adopted the name “Lightning”. The Scotland Saltires began competing in the League the following season and continued until 2005.

The goal of the Royal London One-Day Cup

The ECB is working with Sport England to help the entire game increase diversity among its Boards as part of the plan. It is also providing £25 million in strategic funding over a five-year period to support EDI actions across cricket and creating a new anti-discrimination unit to ensure that the ECB can combat discrimination in all its forms.




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