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New format for county championship seems likely to be approved
Posted by: chunkyinargyll
Date: 28/08/2020 08:04
[www.telegraph.co.uk]

3 divisions of 6 (but not regionally based)

For the first year last year's championship placings will be used, so 1, 4. 7. 10, 13, 16 would all be in the same group (so each group has a spread of ability, with no group assumed to be 'easier' or 'harder' than the other two).

Everyone plays all in their group twice (10 games)

Top 2 in each group then form Division 1 for rest of season, with places 3 & 4 going in to Division 2, and 5 & 6 in to Division 3.

Teams then play the 4 teams they so far haven't played once, so that brings us up to the current 14 games, followed by a Lord's final for the teams finishing first and second in Division One.

I think I still prefer two divisions, but not the daftest idea ever.

The main benefit is thought to be the best players won't constantly be looking to move.

A number of outlets now reporting this as if it is bound to happen (so no longer just a bit of fanciful speculation) and starting next year.

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