LV= Insurance County Championship returns to two Divisions in 2022
Lancashire Cricket to return to Division One for the 2022 season
- The ECB has confirmed that the LV=Insurance County Championship will return to two divisions from next summer following a vote by the First-Class Counties
- 10 counties will compete in Division One and eight in Division Two with a two-up, two-down promotion-and-relegation system
- Lancashire Cricket to compete in Division One after winning promotion back in the 2019 season
The LV= Insurance County Championship will return to two divisions next season following a vote by the chairs of the 18 First-Class Counties.
The return to a two-division LV= Insurance County Championship, after two Covid-affected seasons, will see the competition move to the 10:8 structure that was agreed by the First-Class Counties prior to the pandemic.
Following promotion at the first time of asking back in 2019, Lancashire Cricket will return to the top Division for the 2022 season.
2022 LV= Insurance County Championship structure:
- Counties will play in two divisions. There will be 10 counties in Division One and eight in Division Two with a two-up, two-down promotion-and-relegation system.
- Each county is due to play 14 LV= Insurance County Championship matches.
- The counties will be placed into the division that they had qualified to compete in had the 2020 LV= Insurance County Championship taken place.
Essex, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Kent, Lancashire, Northamptonshire, Somerset, Surrey, Warwickshire, Yorkshire
Derbyshire, Durham, Glamorgan, Leicestershire, Middlesex, Nottinghamshire, Sussex, Worcestershire.