Watch: All the County Championship 2022 live streams
The County Championship returns on Thursday 7 April and we have collected all the live streams for you in one convenient place.
County Championship Division One
Essex v Kent (The Cloud County Ground)
Hampshire v Somerset (Ageas Bowl)
Hampshire won by an innings and 115 runs.
Northamptonshire v Gloucestershire (County Ground, Northampton)
Warwickshire v Surrey (Edgbaston)
County Championship Division Two
Glamorgan v Durham (Sophia Gardens)
Leicestershire v Worcestershire (Uptonsteel County Ground)
Middlesex v Derbyshire (Lord’s)
Sussex v Nottinghamshire (The 1st Central County Ground)
The first seven rounds of the County Championship have all been scheduled from Thursday-Sunday in successive weeks in the build-up to the England men’s Test Series against New Zealand.
There will be a further five rounds in June and July before the Division One and Two titles are decided in September.
What is the competition format?
The First Class competition returns to a two-division structure for the first time since 2019.
There will be 10 counties in Division One and eight in Division Two with a two-up, two-down promotion-and-relegation system.
Each county plays 14 County Championship matches, with seven home matches and seven away matches.
All counties agreed to this change to the Championship structure before the pandemic.
A 2018 domestic review recommended the change, which was then unanimously agreed by the First-Class Counties.
The coronavirus pandemic has, however, meant that the 10:8 model has not been played since that agreement.
The first steps to transition to a 10:8 model were taken in 2019 – when three clubs were promoted (Lancashire, Gloucestershire and Northamptonshire) and one relegated (Nottinghamshire).
Last September, following two pandemic-affected seasons, the First-Class Counties agreed the time was right to begin the two-division 10:8 structure.
The three counties that were promoted at the end of the 2019 Championship (Lancashire, Gloucestershire and Northamptonshire) will be given their chance to play in Division One.
Nottinghamshire, who were the lone club relegated that season, will play in Division Two.
Henry Nicholls thinks Brendon McCullum is an “inspiring” appointment by England
McCullum was appointed England Test head coach last week.
‘Huge respect between two of us so no animosity’ – James Anderson on Joe Root
Anderson and Stuart Broad are set for England recalls on Wednesday, a couple of months after being jettisoned for the West Indies tour.
Tom Harrison stepping down as chief executive of the ECB
Managing director of women’s cricket Clare Connor will take over on an interim basis in June.
On this day in 2013 – James Anderson claims 300th Test wicket
Anderson dismissed New Zealand’s Peter Fulton to reach the landmark.
England quick Saqib Mahmood to miss rest of season with stress fracture of back
The Lancashire fast bowler would have been a certain inclusion in the squad to face New Zealand at Lord’s on June 2.
England change to continue with new limited-overs coach and revamped Test squad
Things have been moving quickly at the England and Wales Cricket Board with Rob Key.
On this day in 2010: England beat Australia for Twenty20 World Cup final glory
The Australians had been restricted to just 147 for six from their 20 overs.
James Anderson removes Joe Root for just four but Yorkshire thwart Lancashire
Harry Brook came to Yorkshire’s rescue to secure a Roses draw.
Andrew Symonds – the Queensland larrikin known as Roy with explosive batting
The former Australia all-rounder was killed in a car crash at the age of 46.