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England domestic cricket schedule for 2024: When do the County Championship, One Day Cup & other competitions begin?

Surrey won the COunty Championship in 2023
by Wisden Staff 3 minute read

The 2024 domestic calendar in England has been released today (November 23), setting out an action packed season. Here are all the dates for the men’s and women’s competitions.

Five competitions will run across the English summer, kicking off with County Championship which begins in the first week of April. The Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy – the women’s 50 over competition – also begins in April before the T20 action begins in May. The Charlotte Edwards Cup gets underway on May 18 while the T20 Blast starts up on May 30.

The first trophy of the year decided will be the Charlotte Edwards Cup, with the Southern Vipers going for their third consecutive Trophy. Finals Day for the competition will be held at Derby on on June 22. T20 Blast Finals Day will be held at Edgbaston as usual on September 14.


The One Day Cup will get underway to tie in with a break in the County Championship action, and alongside the Hundred. While dates have not yet been released for The Hundred, it’s set to take place in August as it has in previous years. The semi-finals of the One Day Cup will take place on August 18 ahead of the final on September 22 at Trent Bridge.

The Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy will reach its conclusion with the final on September 21 at Leicester, and the County Championship will round out the season with the final round of matches scheduled to commence on Thursday, September 26.

2024 English domestic schedule – key dates

Friday, April 5 – County Championship season begins

Saturday, April 20 – Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy season begins

Saturday, May 18 – Charlotte Edwards Cup season begins

Thursday, May 30 – Vitality Blast season begins

Saturday, June 22 – Charlotte Edwards Cup Finals Day, The County Ground, Derby

Wednesday, July 24 – One Day Cup season begins

Friday, August 16 – One Day Cup quarter-finals

Sunday, August 18 – One Day Cup semi-finals

Tuesday, September 3 – Friday, September 6 – T20 Blast quarter-finals

Saturday, September 21 – Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy final, The County Ground, Leicester

Sunday, September 22 – One Day Cup final, Trent Bridge

Thursday, September 26 – Final round of County Championship fixtures begins.

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