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T20 Blast Playing Conditions

The Yorkshire Vikings will be striving for success in the Vitality Blast in the 2018 season. Read on to ensure you are up to date with all the latest playing conditions!

  • Hours of Play

    For non-televised mid-week fixtures:

    Gates Open: 5:00 pm
    Play starts: 6:30 pm
    Interval: 7:45-8:15 pm
    Close of play: 9:15 pm

    For televised mid-week fixtures:

    Gates Open: 5:00 pm
    Play starts: 6:30 pm
    Interval: 7:45-8:00 pm
    Close of Play: 9:15 pm

    For weekend fixtures:

    Gates Open: 1:00 pm
    Play Starts: 2:30 pm
    Interval: 3:45-4:00 pm
    Close of Play: 5:15 pm

    Please note timings can be subject to change, so check back on for all the latest information.

  • Overview of the Playing Regulations

    • Each team can bat for 20 overs, with the team scoring the highest number of runs becoming the winning team.
    • For the first six overs of each innings, a power play will be enforced, with a maximum of 2 fielders allowed outside of the fielding circle.
    • Each Bowler can bowl a maximum of four overs.
  • Points System

    Win: 2 points
    Tie/Draw: 1 point
    Loss: 0 points

    There are two groups of nine teams, split up into the North and South. Each team plays everyone in their group home and away, with the top four teams in each group progressing to the quarter finals. The winners of the quarter finals progress to Finals Day, which will be held on Saturday 15th September at Edgbaston Cricket Ground.

    The best Finals Day ever!

    For any further information on the Natwest T20 Blast, email