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Steven Croft receives the NatWest Blast trophy

Northamptonshire v Lancashire, NatWest T20 Blast, Final, Edgbaston

Lancashire end long wait for Twenty20 title

There have been many disappointments and much heartbreak along the way, but Lancashire have clinched their first limited-over silverware since 1999 with a 13-run victory over Northamptonshire in the final of the NatWest T20 Blast.

Umpire Rob Bailey gives the final signal to leave the field for good

County news

Umpires consider protective head visors

England's first-class umpires, concerned for their own safety in an era of ever-powerful hitting, are examining forms of protection including to the head, the heart and the back of the neck

ESPNcricinfo staff

James Faulkner kept his nerve to send Lancashire through on fewer wickets lost

NatWest T20 Blast

Familiar foes meet on Finals Day

Three of the four teams who contested Finals Day in 2014 will meet again later this month to determine the winner of the NatWest T20 Blast

James Vince raced to a half-century off 37 balls

Worcestershire v Hampshire, NatWest T20 Blast quarter-final, New Road

Lack of floodlights costs Worcs after dazzling Vince ton

The NatWest T20 Blast quarter-final between Worcestershire and Hampshire ended in farcical circumstances as bad light at New Road - a ground with no floodlights - forced an early end to proceedings