Revealed - Yorkshire CCC’s 2021 Vitalityt20 Blast and Royal London Cup fixtures

YORKSHIRE’S white-ball fixtures for the season have been announced, with the club returning to York for two 50-over games.

Friday, 5th February 2021, 7:00 am
GAME ON: Yorkshire Vikings celebrate a wicket in last year's Vitality Blast clash against Notts Outlaws at Trent Bridge. Picture by Ash Allen/SWpix.com.

Yorkshire take on Warwickshire at the Clifton Park ground on August 3 and host Nottinghamshire there on August 6. It follows the successful staging of the County Championship match against Warwickshire in 2019 when first-class cricket returned to York for the first time since 1890.

Yorkshire’s other two home games in the 50-over Royal London Cup (a competition that will be played at the same time as The Hundred) are at Scarborough, against Surrey on July 22 and against Northamptonshire on July 28.

The showpiece T20 Roses fixtures will take place at Emerald Headingley on July 2 and at Old Trafford on July 17.

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Clifton Park, pictured hosting the Yorkshire v Warwickshire County Championship clash in June 2019, will host two Royal London Cup games in 2021. Picture: Bruce Rollinson

Yorkshire CEO Mark Arthur, said the club had successfully negotiated with the England and Wales Cricket Board for a later date for the Headingley T20 Roses match.

“It was scheduled for early June, but because we wanted to give ourselves the best possible opportunity of having a full house, we asked the ECB to push it back into July,” he said. “Every week is going to count with regards to the possibility of having full houses.”

That match is Yorkshire’s only home T20 game in the last 22 days of a group stage that ends on July 18. Yorkshire play their other six home matches over a 17-day period from and including June 10.

Yorkshire would be unable to have a home T20 quarter-final as the dates clash with the Headingley Test.

Fixtures

Vitality t20 blast: Thu, June 10: v Birmingham (Headingley, floodlit); Fri, June 11: v Durham (Riverside, floodlit); Tue, June 15: v Leics (Headingley, floodlit); Wed, June 16: v Worcs (New Road); Fri, June 18: v Durham (Headingley, floodlit); Sun, June 20: v Derbys (Headingley); Wed, June 23: v Worcs (Headingley, floodlit); Fri, June 25: v Leics (Grace Road, floodlit); Sat, June 26: v Northants (Headingley); Wed, June 30: v Birmingham (Edgbaston, floodlit); Fri, July 2: v Lancs (Headingley, floodlit, Sky TV); Fri, July 9: v Notts (Trent Bridge, floodlit); Sat, July 17: v Lancs (Old Trafford, Sky TV); Sun, July 18: v Derbys (Chesterfield); Tue, Aug 24-Fri Aug 27: Quarter-finals (TBC); Sat, Sep 18: Finals Day (Edgbaston).

Royal London Cup: Thu, July 22: v Surrey (Scarborough); Sun, July 25: v Leics (Grace Road); Wed, July 28: v Northants (Scarborough); Sun, Aug 1: v Somerset (Taunton); Tue, Aug 3: v Warks (York); Fri, Aug 6: v Notts (York); Sun, Aug 8: v Derbys (Chesterfield); Thu, Aug 12: v Glamorgan (Cardiff); Sat, Aug 14: Quarter-finals (TBC); Tue, Aug 17: Semi-finals (TBC); Thu, Aug 19: Final (Trent Bridge).

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