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Bob Willis Trophy Playing Conditions

Friday 24th July 2020
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Photography by: David Griffin

The Bob Willis Trophy is a special one-off red-ball competition that is separate to the County Championship and will be played this summer only following the delay to the men’s domestic season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The tournament, which will feature all 18 first-class counties in three regionalised groups, will herald the start of the domestic season and will culminate in a five-day final.

Supporters will be able to follow the action live at derbyshireccc.com as the club introduces its brand new enhanced match centre experience.

Fixtures

Derbyshire will play in the six-team North Group, with matches against Nottinghamshire (1-4 Aug), Leicestershire (8-11 Aug), Yorkshire (15-18 Aug), Durham (22-25 Aug) and Lancashire (6-9 Sept) all taking place away from home due to The Incora County Ground being chosen as a central base for future international training camps this summer.

CENTRAL GROUP: Glamorgan, Gloucestershire, Northamptonshire, Somerset, Warwickshire, Worcestershire.
SOUTH GROUP: Essex, Kent, Hampshire, Middlesex, Surrey, Sussex.

The two group winners with the most points will progress to a one-off final.

Match Centre & Highlights

Supporters will be able to follow each of Derbyshire’s matches live on the club’s new enhanced match centre, featuring a live stream, match clips, interactive scorecard and more.

Click HERE to access the match centres.

First-class status

The Bob Willis Trophy will have first-class status, although there are a number of changes to playing regulations, including:

  • There will be a reduction to a minimum of 90 overs in a day’s play
  • Each county’s first innings of a match can last no longer than 120 overs
  • The follow-on will increase from 150 to 200 runs
  • The new ball will be available after 90 overs rather than 80 overs

The loan system will also be altered for this season only to allow counties to loan a player from another county for a minimum of a week.

Together, We Are All Derbyshire. Four-day cricket has returned you can follow all five of Derbyshire’s Bob Willis Trophy matches live on our match centre at derbyshireccc.com.

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