The ECB have today released their schedule of fixtures for the two county limited overs competitions in 2021, the Vitality Blast and the Royal London one-day Cup.
Yorkshire’s four-day County Championship schedule was revealed before Christmas.
To secure a home quarter-final, teams must finish in the top two of their respective regional groups.
However, the quarter-finals are scheduled to be played between August 24 and 27 – just over a month after the end of the group stage – with England’s Test Match against India to be played at Emerald Headingley between August 25 and 29.
As usual, the highlights of the Vikings’ 14-game North Group campaign in the Blast are July Roses fixtures against Lancashire Lightning. Both will be televised by Sky Sports, with the home clash at Emerald Headingley on the evening of Friday 2. The away clash at Old Trafford will be on Saturday afternoon, July 17.
David Willey’s side have a run of three successive home games at Emerald Headingley to take them to the halfway point of the competition.
They host Durham on Friday 18, Derbyshire on Sunday June 20 and Worcestershire on Wednesday June 3.
That is followed by a trio of away trips to end the group stage, including a final round clash with Derbyshire at Queen’s Park, Chesterfield on Sunday July 18.
Prior to that, they face defending champions Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge on Friday July 9 and then the journey across the Pennines the following Saturday.
As aforementioned, the quarter-finals will take place across four days between August 24 and 27 before what Yorkshire will hope to be a third Finals Day appearance at Edgbaston on Saturday September 18.
Yorkshire’s Royal London one-day Cup campaign is set to clash with the inaugural campaign of the Hundred, the fixtures for which are expected to be released closer to the final player draft on February 23.
Yorkshire will face an away 50-over friendly against National Counties side Northumberland on Tuesday July 20.
Their road to the Royal London final at Trent Bridge (Thursday August 19) will then begin at Scarborough on Thursday July 22 against Surrey.
Scarborough will also play host to Yorkshire v Northamptonshire on Wednesday July 28 before Warwickshire and Notts visit Clifton Park, York on Tuesday August 3 and Friday 6 respectively.
Away trips are marked for Leicestershire at Grace Road (July 25), Somerset at Taunton (August 1), Derbyshire at Chesterfield (August 8) and Glamorgan at Sophia Gardens (August 12). The latter ends the group campaign.
Whereas the top four in each group qualifies for the quarter-finals before Finals Day in the Blast, only the top three in each of the two 50-over groups advance.
The top team in each group qualifies for a home semi-final on Tuesday August 17, while the second and third-placed teams face an effective quarter-final on Saturday 14 for the right to advance to the semi-final.
The final is at Nottingham, on Thursday August 19, for the first time after a move away from Lord’s following 2019.
The RL50 was not played last summer due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
The fixtures for the Northern Diamonds women are expected to be released next week.
COUNTY FIXTURES 2021
VITALITY BLAST (Twenty20)
THURS 10 JUNE, BIRMINGHAM BEARS, HEADINGLEY
Fri 11 June, Durham, Emirates Riverside
TUES 15 JUNE, LEICESTERSHIRE, HEADINGLEY
Wed 16 June, Worcestershire, New Road
FRI 18 JUNE, DURHAM, HEADINGLEY
SUN 20 JUNE, DERBYSHIRE, HEADINGLEY
WED 23 JUNE, WORCESTERSHIRE, HEADINGLEY
Fri 25 June, Leicestershire, Grace Road
SAT 26 JUNE NORTHAMPTONSHIRE, HEADINGLEY
Wed 30 June, Birmingham, Edgbaston
FRI 2 JULY, LANCASHIRE, HEADINGLEY
Fri 9 July, Nottinghamshire, Trent Bridge
Sat 17 July, Lancashire, Old Trafford
Sun 18 July, Derbyshire, Chesterfield
Tues 24-27 August, Quarter-Finals, Venue TBC
Sat 18 September, Finals Day, Edgbaston
ROYAL LONDON ONE–DAY CUP (50-overs)
THURS 22 JULY, SURREY, SCARBOROUGH
Sun 25 July, Leicestershire, Grace Road
WED 28 JULY, NORTHAMPTONSHIRE, SCARBOROUGH
Sun 1 August, Somerset, Taunton
TUES 3 AUGUST, WARWICKSHIRE, YORK
FRI 6 AUGUST, NOTTINGHAMSHIRE, YORK
Sun 8 August, Derbyshire, Chesterfield
Thurs 12 August, Glamorgan, Sophia Gardens
Sat 14 August, Quarter-Final, Venue TBC
Tues 17 August, Semi-Final, Venue TBC
Thurs 19 August, Final, Trent Bridge
LV= INSURANCE COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP (All four-day matches)
THURS 8-11 APRIL, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, HEADINGLEY
Thurs 15-18 April, Kent, Canterbury
Thurs 22-22 April, Sussex, Hove
THURS 29-2 APRIL/MAY, NORTHAMPTONSHIRE, HEADINGLEY
THURS 6-9 MAY, KENT, HEADINGLEY
Thurs 13-16 May, Glamorgan, Sophia Gardens
Thurs 27-30 May, Lancashire, Old Trafford
THURS 3-6 JUNE, SUSSEX, HEADINGLEY
Sun 4-7 July, Northamptonshire, Wantage Road
SUN 11-14 JULY, LANCASHIRE, SCARBOROUGH
Mon 30-2 August/September, Divisional Stage, Venue TBC
Sun 5-8 September, Divisional Stage, Venue TBC
Sun 12-15 September, Divisional Stage, Venue TBC
Tues 21-24 September, Divisional Stage, Venue TBC
Mon 27-30 September, Bob Willis Trophy Final, Venue TBC
Tues 20 July, Northumberland, Venue TBC (National Counties 50-over Friendly)
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Tickets for the Lancashire Lightning T20
Yorkshire CCC 2021 Members and T20 Season Ticket holders can book their seat for the 2021 Roses Vitality Blast clash now. To do this, they need to log into their online account, click tickets and choose the seat(s) they would like for the fixture. Alternatively they can contact the Ticket Office ([email protected]).
Supporters who opted to roll their tickets over from the 2020 game will be contacted via email this morning.
With a limited number of tickets remaining after members and roll-overs, the remaining seats will be allocated in a ballot. You can enter the ballot now via the below button.
Vitality Blast ticket rollback policy
If play is restricted to 9.5 overs or less due to adverse weather conditions on the day for which your ticket is valid and no result is achieved, those who have purchased a ticket using a credit or debit card will be automatically refunded the face value of the ticket within 28 days.
In the event that Emerald Headingley will be required to have a reduced capacity for Vitality Blast matches in 2021, priority will be given to the priority groups in the below order. All customers will be contacted with further information should this happen. Those who are then unable to attend will be entitled to a full refund.
Vitality Blast – Yorkshire Vikings vs Lancashire Lightning
1. 2021 Full Members, One Day Members and T20 Season Ticket holders
2. 2020 tickets that have rolled over
3. Ballot purchasers
4. General sale purchasers
Remaining Vitality Blast matches
1. 2021 Full Members, One Day Members and T20 Season ticket holders
2. 2020 credit holders
3. General sale purchasers
In the event that priority access filters down to ballot and general sales purchasers, priority will be given to those who purchased their tickets earliest.