We round up the top 5 must-see games in the T20 Vitality Blast 2023 schedule & how you can be there with official T20 hospitality & premium tickets!

Last Updated: 09/01/23 at 14:42

The domestic T20 is returning this year and promises to be jam-packed with great games and players.

We take you through the best games of the season, and how to make your day extra special with premium hospitality!

What is T20 cricket?

T20 (Twenty20) is a 20 over competition designed to deliver fast-paced, exciting cricket. These games are much shorter than typical cricket matches which can go on for several days until a winner is decided.

Whilst delivering fantastic sporting entertainment, T20 is also a fun social event that often features music, fancy dress, food, and drink.

The T20 Vitality Blast is a domestic competition featuring 18 county teams.

When is the 2023 T20 Vitality Blast?

The opening night of the Vitality Blast is 20th May and will end with Finals Day at Edgbaston on 15th July.

Each county will play 7 home and 7 away group-stage matches.

Gloucestershire batsman hitting a ball at the T20
Image: Gloucestershire batsman at the T20

Who is playing in the T20 Vitality Blast?

Unfortunately, the reigning champions, Hampshire Hawks, will not be competing in the 2023 T20 Vitality Blast.

There are 18 teams in total, and they are split up into two groups, with the

The groups will be split by Northern and Southern teams.

North Group - Birmingham Bears, Derbyshire Falcons, Durham, Lancashire Lightning, Leicestershire Foxes, Northamptonshire Steelbacks, Notts Outlaws, Worcestershire Rapids, Yorkshire Vikings.

South Group - Essex Eagles, Gloucestershire, Hampshire Hawks, Kent Spitfires, Glamorgan, Middlesex, Somerset, Surrey, Sussex Sharks.

What is included with hospitality at the T20 Blast?

With premium hospitality tickets you will benefit from great seating and views of the match meaning that you won’t miss out on any of the fast-paced action!

You will also indulge in refreshments and delicious food throughout the day, leaving you with nothing to worry about.

Ensure that you have a day to remember and explore our variety of hospitality packages for this year’s T20 Vitality Blast.

*Package inclusions vary based on location and date

What matches should I go and watch?

Hampshire Hawks V Sussex Sharks

Hampshire batsman Alsop Fuller swapping in after his fellow batsman got out
Image: Alsop Fuller batting for Hampshire Hawks, 

2023 will see the return of the 'El Clasicoast' rivalry between Hampshire and Sussex on 3rd June at the inimitable Ageas Bowl.

Sussex and Hampshire have established a strong rivalry that makes for tense and exciting games. The rivalry started in part to the close proximity of the two sides, but it also stems from the fact that it featured as the first ever game of T20 cricket.

The Hawks has a number of luxury hospitality options available at their home ground of the Ageas Bowl. From BEEFY's Bar and Restaurant to Private Boxes, there is a package for everybody and for every occasion.

Be sure to register your interest in Hampshire Hawks hospitality, and we will contact you when tickets go on sale.

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Lancashire Lightning vs Leicestershire Foxes

The Leicestershire Foxes are always one to watch in the T20 as they are the most frequent winning titleholders. On 25th May, the Foxes will face the bigger county club team, Lancashire Lightning, who have held their first-class status since 1864.

Enjoy the game in VIP style with our hospitality packages and indulge in amazing Indian catering and drink perks.

Tickets will be available soon. Register your interest in Lancashire Lightning or Leicestershire Foxes tickets to be notified when they become available for either side.

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Birmingham Bears vs Worcestershire Rapids

Local rivalries always produce the best rivalries. The Birmingham Bears and Worcestershire Rapids rivalry is no different.

23rd June will see the two sides clash for the second time in the season, this time at the Bears’ home, the iconic Edgbaston.

Experience the heat of the day in the coolest environment with a premium ticket. As one of the UK’s leading cricket grounds, Edgbaston has brilliant hospitality facilities and services to provide you with an unforgettable matchday.

Get your premium tickets for Birmingham Bears vs Worcestershire Rapids now. Tickets start at £70 + VAT per person.

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Durham vs Yorkshire Vikings

Durham player celebrates

Durham will welcome their county neighbours, the Yorkshire Vikings, to the Seat Unique Riverside ground on 23rd June.

Another local derby, the rivalry between these two also has some steam due to the fact that neither is a T20 Blast winner. Both have come as runners-up once in the past, but are yet to taste glory.

Could 2023 be the year Durham or Yorkshire gets one over on their northern compatriots? You won't want to miss the clash when they meet during the regular season.

Catch all the action from the best seats in the house, with premium hospitality packages available through Seat Unique.

Enjoy the spectacle from either luxurious lounge or from your own 12-seater private box. Both provide an indelible experience, so it is impossible to go wrong!

Packages are available to purchase now, with prices starting from £155 + VAT per person.

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Essex Eagles vs Kent Spitfires

This East coast derby will provide a wealth of entertainment for the home and visiting fans.

Last season, Essex did the double over Kent, beating them in both games during the regular season on their way to a knock-out stage appearance, while Kent finished bottom of the Southern group.

The Eagles will welcome the Spitfires to the Cloud County ground on 22nd June. Be sure to knock your matchday experience for six by going for a premium hospitality package.

There are multiple packages to choose from at the Cloud County ground. Be sure to check them all out to find the one that takes your fancy.

Premium hospitality packages for the game are available to purchase now. Prices start from £125 + VAT per person.

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T20 Vitality Blast Finals Day

The T20 Final will be hosted at Edgbaston on July 16th. Don’t miss out on seeing the Champions be crowned after the final match, it could be your favourite team!

We have Wyatt Suite hospitality available for the T20 Vitality Blast Finals Day. With this lounge hospitality you will enjoy a day of excellent catering and beverages including complimentary beers and house wines. You will also get further involved in the action with a Q&A session with two former international cricketers.

Buy T20 Vitality Blast Final hospitality

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