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NatWest Pro40 League

NatWest Pro40 League


A Brief History Of NatWest Pro40 League

The Sunday League started with all 17 first-class counties taking part. It was sponsored by John Player & Co. and called John Player's County League.

It was a 40-over single innings competition with each bowler restricted to 8 overs and the bowler's run-up restricted to 15 yards. Each county played the others once.

4 points awarded for a win, 2 for a tie and 1 for a 'no result'. The winners were determined by most points gained. If points are equal, then positions determined by highest average run-rate per over throughout the season.

In 1999 the competition went to a two division 9 team format, and the overs increased to 45 then in 2006 the competition returned to 40 overs per side and in 2007 the competition gained new sponsors in Natwest, renaming to the NatWest Pro40 League
Previous Winners Of NatWest Pro40 League

Div 1 Winners
2009 Sussex
2008 Sussex
2007 Worcestershire
2006 Essex
2005 Essex
2004 Glamorgan
2003 Surrey
2002 Glamorgan
2001 Kent
2000 Gloucestershire
1999 Lancashire
Div 2 Winners
2009 Warwickshire
2008 Essex
2007 Durham
2006 Gloucestershire
2005 Sussex
2004 Middlesex
2003 Lancashire
2002 Gloucestershire
2001 Glamorgan
2000 Surrey
1999 Sussex
Two Division Championship from 1999
1998
1997
1996
1995
1994
1993
1992
1991
1990
1989
1988
1987
1986
1985
1984
1983
1982
1981
1980
1979
1978
1977
1976
1975
1974
1973
1972
1971
1970
1969
Lancashire
Warwickshire
Surrey
Kent
Warwickshire
Glamorgan
Middlesex
Nottinghamshire
Derbyshire
Lancashire
Worcestershire
Worcestershire
Hampshire
Essex
Essex
Yorkshire
Sussex
Essex
Warwickshire
Somerset
Hampshire
Leicestershire
Kent
Hampshire
Leicestershire
Kent
Kent
Worcestershire
Lancashire
Lancashire