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2016 (2016) English cricket season
County Championship
Most runsKeaton Jennings (1,548)
Most wicketsJeetan Patel (69)
Royal London One-Day Cup
Most runsSam Hain (540)
Most wicketsMatt Coles (24)
NatWest t20 Blast
ChampionsNorthamptonshire Steelbacks
Runners-upDurham Jets
Most runsMichael Klinger (548)
Most wicketsBenny Howell (24)
PCA Player of the Year
Ben Duckett
Wisden Cricketers of the Year
Jonny Bairstow
Brendon McCullum
Steve Smith
Ben Stokes
Kane Williamson

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.[1]

Roll of honour

Test series
ODI series
Twenty20 International series
County Championship
Royal London One-Day Cup
NatWest t20 Blast
Minor Counties Cricket Championship
MCCA Knockout Trophy
Women's County Championship
Women's Cricket Super League
Wisden Cricketers of the Year (i.e., awarded in 2016 for the 2015 season)
PCA Player of the Year

County Championship

Main article: 2016 County Championship

Royal London One-Day Cup

Main article: 2016 Royal London One-Day Cup

NatWest t20 Blast

Main article: 2016 NatWest t20 Blast

Minor Counties Championship

Main article: 2016 Minor Counties Championship

Women's County 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.[2]

Women's Super League

Main article: 2016 Women's Cricket Super League


  1. ^ "2016 international summer dates announced | England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) - The Official Website of the ECB". Archived from the original on 27 August 2015. Retrieved 26 January 2016.
  2. ^ Reid J (ed) (2016) 2016 Kent County Cricket Club Annual, p.3. Canterbury: Kent County Cricket Club.