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Bob Willis Trophy Final at Lord’s: Warwickshire v Lancashire

🏏 The waiting is over the finale of the men’s County Championship season with the Home of Cricket staging the 2021 Bob Willis Trophy Final.  Tickets are on sale.

There’s no finer cricketing stage than Lord’s and this week the best two county sides in the country will do battle on the hallowed turf in St John’s Wood to decide who claims the final piece of silverware in the red-ball domestic season.  The match starts on Tuesday 28 September and is scheduled for a maximum five days.

UPDATE The final will take place between Warwickshire and Lancashire who finished first and second respectively in the County Championship which concluded last week.

Essex are the defending Bob Willis Trophy champions having beaten Somerset in last year’s inaugural final.  This year’s County Championship comprised a three-group structure (see below) featuring all 18 first-class sides.   

Group 1 – Essex, Warwickshire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Worcestshire, Durham
Group 2 – Somerset, Hampshire, Surrey, Gloucestshire, Middlesex, Leicestershire
Group 3 – Kent, Yorkshire, Lancashire, Northamptonshire, Glamorgan, Sussex

Each side in the group played each other in a home and away format, following which the top two sides from each group advanced to Division One, with the third and fourth-placed teams moving into Division Two and the fifth and sixth-placed teams going into Division Three.

The six teams progressing to Division 1 were Hampshire, Lancashire, Nottinghamshire, Somerset, Yorkshire and Warwickshire.

Each county plays a further four matches with the side topping Division One crowned as the 2021 County Champions.  They will then play the side who finishes second in the final this week – taking place over a maximum of five days from Tuesday 28 September to Saturday 2 October – with the winner claiming the Bob Willis Trophy.  

🏏 Play starts daily at 10.30am.

🎟️ Tickets are available via the ‘Get Tickets’ link.  Adults £20/Over 65s £10/Under 16s £5.

🚊🚗 Travel tips: Travelling to Lord’s via public transport is recommended.  The nearest tube station is St John’s Wood – on the Jubilee line – which is a five minute walk.  Four alternative tube stations are only 15 mins walk away: Baker Street, Warwick Ave, Marylebone and Edgware.  Car parking is the area is restricted however Westminster Council offer parking close to Lord’s at Kingsmill Terrace (NW8 6AA) visit their website for more details.

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