Derbyshire Falcons kick off Vitality Blast bid against Leicestershire Foxes.

Derbyshire will begin their 2020 Vitality Blast campaign against Leicestershire on Thursday 27 August.

Ravi Rampaul bats during last year's Vitality T20 Blast semi-final match against Essex Eagles. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)
Ravi Rampaul bats during last year's Vitality T20 Blast semi-final match against Essex Eagles. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)

Dominic Cork’s Falcons will be aiming to make it back-to-back Finals Day appearances, after ending a 17-year wait to reach the final four last summer when they were beaten by Essex at the semi-final stage.

The ten North Group matches come thick and fast during a four-week period in August and September, with the first encounter with a major rival coming on Sunday 30 August, when Derbyshire travel to Emerald Headingley to face Yorkshire.

The Falcons will remain in Leeds to face Lancashire Lightning live on Sky Sports on Bank Holiday Monday (31 August) at the North Group’s regional televised venue.

There are two East Midlands Derbies to look forward to this season, with the first clash against Notts Outlaws coming on Sunday 13 September, before the two sides compete under the lights on Thursday 17 September.

With The Incora County Ground being used as a bio-secure venue for international training camps and an entire England Women’s One-Day International Series, all of Derbyshire’s Vitality Blast fixtures will be played on the road, behind closed doors.

With three groups competing for a place in the quarter-finals, the top two teams from each group will progress, along with the two best third-placed sides at the end of the group stages.

You can follow the action live with ball-by-ball coverage, plus clips and statistics with Derbyshire CCC’s fixture-specific Match Centres, including a full live stream where applicable.