Friends Provident t20
Friends Provident t20
Administrator ECB
Format Twenty20
First tournament 2010
Tournament format Group stage and knockout
Number of teams 18
Defending champion TBA
Most successful TBA
Most runs TBA
Most wickets TBA
Cricket current event.svg.png 2010 Friends Provident t20

The Friends Provident t20 is a Twenty20 cricket league in England and Wales run by the ECB. The league consists of the 18 first-class counties teams divided into two divisions of nine teams each (north-south). This plan, announced by the ECB in February 2009, replaced the more ambitious EPL project which would have included two overseas teams. The proposal was substantially modified following the credit crunch, and the change in circumstances of Allen Stanford himself. Friends Provident were announced as sponsors of the competition, having previously sponsored the 50-over competition.

This tournament replaced the Twenty20 Cup as the premier domestic Twenty20 competition of England and Wales.

Competition historyEdit

Twenty20 English Premier League was a proposed cricket league to be run by the ECB. The league was to consist of 18 county teams and two overseas teams divided into two divisions of ten teams each. It was rumoured that the two overseas teams were to be a side fielded by Allen Stanford of the West Indies and the winners of the Indian Premier League. After the disgrace of Stanford, this tournament was scrapped. The establishment of the Friends Provident t20 contributed to the discontinuation of the Pro40 League, and a second Twenty20 League (a revamped version of the outgoing Twenty20 Cup) to be held in July, August and September, played on Friday evenings. This did not happen, and instead a modified 40-over league, the Clydesdale Bank 40 was implemented instead.

2010 Season Edit

Northern League
Derbyshire Falcons Flag of England
Durham Dynamos Flag of England
Lancashire Lightning Flag of England
Leicestershire Foxes Flag of England
Northamptonshire Steelbacks Flag of England
Nottinghamshire Outlaws Flag of England
Warwickshire Bears Flag of England
Worcestershire Royals Flag of England
Yorkshire Carnegie Flag of England
Southern League
Essex Eagles Flag of England
Glamorgan Dragons Flag of Wales
Gloucestershire Gladiators Flag of England
Hampshire Royals Flag of England
Kent Spitfires Flag of England
Middlesex Panthers Flag of England
Somerset Sabres Flag of England
Surrey Lions Flag of England
Sussex Sharks Flag of England


  • 3 groups. North, South, West.
  • Quarter-finals: Surrey Lions 151 Somerset 148
  • Northampton 183 Durham Dynamos 147
  • Hampshire Royals 202 - Lancashire Lightning 201
  • Notts Outlaws 140 - Essex Eagles 187
    • Semi-finals: Brum, 18/8
  • Surrey - Northampton
  • Hampshire (champions 2012) - Essex
  • Finals same day