The tournament was started in the year 2003 as English Twenty20 Cup but later in 2010, the competition renamed as Friends Life T20. In the year 2014, England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) once again decided to rename the cricket tournament as Natwest T20 Blast. The new season of Natwest T20 Blast is set to start on 7 Jul 2017 and will conclude on September 2. The final and two semi-final matches will take place on the same day.
The T20 tournament is run by ECB and it was started in back 2014 replacing the Friends Life t20 competition. The inaugural edition of the competition was won by Surrey and till now total thirteen seasons has been held and won by nine different teams. Let’s take a look at the Natwest T20 Blast winners list since 2003.
Natwest T20 Blast Winners List
Leicestershire is the most successful team in the tournament. They won the title thrice in 2004, 2006 and in 2011. Northamptonshire has won the Natwest T20 Blast twice which makes him the 2nd most successful team in the history of the tournament. The tournament is considered as the most attended season of T20 cricket in England since the format began in 2003.
The fourth season of the domestic T20 competition, Natwest T20 Blast 2017 consists total 18 first-class county teams divided into two divisions of nine teams. The final of 2017 season is scheduled to take place at Edgbaston Cricket Ground in Birmingham on 2 September 2017. Northamptonshire is the defending champion of the season who won 2015 final by defeating Durham. The first season of NatWest T20 Blast was won by Birmingham Bears by 4 runs while the second season was won by Lancashire Lightning won by 13 runs.