|Most runs||Keaton Jennings (1,548)|
|Most wickets||Jeetan Patel (69)|
|Royal London One-Day Cup|
|Most runs||Sam Hain (540)|
|Most wickets||Matt Coles (24)|
|NatWest t20 Blast|
|Most runs||Michael Klinger (548)|
|Most wickets||Benny Howell (24)|
|PCA Player of the Year|
|Wisden Cricketers of the Year|
The 2016 cricket season was the 117th in which the County Championship has been an official competition. The season began in March with a round of university matches, and continued until the conclusion of a round of County Championship matches in late September. Three major men's domestic competitions were contested: the 2016 County Championship, the 2016 Royal London One-Day Cup and the 2016 NatWest t20 Blast. Women's domestic cricket saw the launch of the Women's Cricket Super League, a new franchise competition, and the contesting of the Women's County Championship and knock-out competition.
During the season, two men's Test teams toured England. Sri Lanka competed early in the summer, with Pakistan also touring later in the year.
Main article: 2016 County Championship
Main article: 2016 Royal London One-Day Cup
Main article: 2016 NatWest t20 Blast
Main article: 2016 Minor Counties Championship
Further information: 2016 Women's County Championship
Kent won the 2016 Women's County Championship, the county's record seventh Championship title. The runners-up were Sussex. Kent also won the Women's Twenty20 competition.
Main article: 2016 Women's Cricket Super League