The tournament was started in the year 2003 as English Twenty20 cup but later in the year 2010 the competition named as Friends Life T20. In the year 2014, England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) once again renamed the cricket tournament as Natwest T20 Blast. The final and two semi-final matches take place on the same day and at the same ground.
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 and won in 2004, 2006 and 2011. The tournament is considered as the most attended season of T20 cricket in England since the format began in 2003.
Total 18 teams are participating in the Natwest T20 Blast 2016 and it will be the third season. 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.