Paul Horton almost led Lancashire to their first Twenty20 title this summer but will sit out the first two matches of their campaign next season after being suspended for dissent.
On his first big day of the summer, Kevin Pietersen's failure was greeted with glee by the fans who once cherished him
Freddie Flintoff will always be a cricketing hero. As close as he came to conjuring up the NatWest Blast title for Lancashire, he was just a hero no longer in his time
No counties have better records in T20 since its inception in 2003 than Hampshire and Lancashire. But it was Lancashire who dominated this semi-final to set up a clash with Birmingham in the final.
T20 cricket is generally regarded as a batsman's game, but it was an unheralded spinner, Ateeq Javid, who supplied one of the crucial contributions to help Warwickshire into the final of the NatWest Blast
Chris Woakes kept his nerve bowling to Andrew Flintoff and denied Lancashire the 14 runs they needed off the final over as Birmingham won their maiden T20 title
Warwickshire welcome back Ian Bell and Chris Woakes for NatWest Blast T20 Finals Day, but there is no place in their 15-man squad for Jonathan Trott.
Impressive crowd figures have been revealed for the new NatWest Blast but dig a little deeper and they reveal a different story that should concern county lovers
ESPNcricinfo previews the four teams at NatWest T20 Blast Finals Day
When you take over the captaincy of a side with an outstanding T20 pedigree it can come with significant pressure, but James Vince has taken to the role with aplomb in a season where his England credentials have risen
To seek to exist as a T20 specialist is the most precarious of occupations. Cricket is not like the movies where Harrison Ford can still get the girl even though he is in his 70s
Hampshire's reward for a thrilling run chase at Trent Bridge is a semi-final against Lancashire on NatWest T20 Blast Finals Day.
Hampshire became the first county side to qualify for five successive T20 Finals Days following a five-wicket victory in the quarter-final of the NatWest Blast over Nottinghamshire.
For the sixth time in 12 seasons, Surrey have made their way to Finals Day, this time at the expense of Worcestershire
Lancashire secured a place at Finals Day in circumstances which rivalled the county's glory years of the 1970s
Varun Chopra's superb form dragged Warwickshire into the knockout stage of the NatWest T20 Blast and he found his touch again
What did Steven Cheetham do on July 29, 2009 which Mark Chilton, Stephen Parry and VVS Laxman could not quite manage?
After a dramatic final round of the NatWest T20 Blast, the draw for the quarter-finals featured six sides never to have won the competition
Kent overwhelmed Surrey for the second time inside 48 hours with a comfortable 21-run victory from their final NatWest T20 Blast fixture of the campaign at Canterbury.
Warwickshire sneaked into the NatWest T20 Blast quarter-finals with the easiest of victories over Leicestershire - and a helping hand from 120 miles to the north.
On a hot Friday evening suitable for a Meatloaf lyric or a William Faulkner novel the hopes of fervid home supporters at Headingley were dashed when Yorkshire lost to Nottinghamshire by six wickets
Ross Whiteley hammered an unbeaten 84 against his former county to help Worcestershire secure a NatWest T20 Blast quarter-final place by beating Derbyshire by 28 runs at New Road.