The Bob Willis Trophy was introduced in 2020 and a three-group structure used for this year’s first-class competition.
Promotion and relegation are back in 2022, as we move back to two divisions 🏆See the divisions here ⬇️
— LV= Insurance County Championship (@CountyChamp) 1634221800000
Next year, 10 teams will play in division one and eight teams in division two, with a two-up, two-down promotion-and-relegation system.
Each county will be placed into the division they would have been set to compete in had the 2020 County Championship taken place.
Lancashire, Northamptonshire and Gloucestershire won promotion to Division One and Nottinghamshire were relegated to Division Two.
The return to two divisions, with each team playing 14 matches, was voted through by the first-class counties.
Division One: Essex, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Kent, Lancashire, Northamptonshire, Somerset, Surrey, Warwickshire, Yorkshire
Division Two: Derbyshire, Durham, Glamorgan, Leicestershire, Middlesex, Nottinghamshire, Sussex, Worcestershire