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Vitality Blast – the UK's premier T20 tournament
Vitality Blast was the first major T20 cricket competition in the UK, known in the past as the Twenty20 Cup. It features first-class county teams from England and Wales, and has delivered much thrilling cricket, spectator excitement and just jolly good fun for year after year. It's an unmissable fixture on the cricketing calendar, and you can buy or sell Vitality Blast tickets on StubHub every season.
The successor to the Benson & Hedges Cup
From its inception, the Vitality Blast was designed to be a spectacle for spectators. In 2003 it was decided to replace the Benson & Hedges Cup, a one-day competition, with a new first-class tournament that would draw crowds back to the game. The new T20 format was the perfect choice and the Twenty20 Cup came into existence, later changed to Vitality Blast. Along with a new game format came new ways to enjoy cricket. These shorter games became jam-packed with all kinds of entertainment for the whole family, set to the sounds of the ultimate cricket fan song, "Dreadlock Holiday" by 10cc – hear "I don't like cricket … " and you know the rest. A measure of the exciting nature of the competition is that in the first seven years of the tournament it was won by six different teams, with the inaugural trophy going to Surrey CCC, playing in their T20 guise as the Surrey Lions. High up there on the list of regular winners is county team Leicestershire CCC, known as the Leicester Foxes for the purposes of the competition. For all these reasons and more, Vitality Blast tickets have been selling out since day one.
Thrilling cricket for the whole family
Vitality Blast has always played in the UK summer holidays so that schoolkids can go and watch with their parents. T20 is very much the family fun version of the sport, having taken over this role from the one-day format. It's a relatively short game that families can come to at around midday and still be home for a late dinner, having had a wonderful day and evening of cricketing entertainment, music and competitions with great prizes. And for the adults there's usually been plenty of beer flowing to keep spirits high and ratchet up the excitement levels. The games build to a quick crescendo, with the rules favouring the bat, ensuring lots of high-action cricket and boundaries galore. The bowlers will tell you that it's a bit harsh on them, but everyone plays the game in great spirit, even though winning the trophy has grown to become a prestigious achievement in the shorter forms of the game, ever since the first final at Trent Bridge. Vitality Blast tickets are a guarantee of a thrilling day out at the cricket, and you can support your favourite team by getting them on StubHub now.
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