1981 English cricket season

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In the 1981 English cricket season a change of sponsorship ended the Gillette Cup's 18-year tenure as a household name and the knockout competition was renamed the NatWest Trophy, which lasted for twenty years.

Notts won a close struggle for the County Championship title against Sussex.


Sri Lankan tour[edit]

The second tour of England by the Sri Lankan team took place in 1981. Sri Lanka had not yet achieved Test status. The team played 13 first-class matches and 11 of these were drawn. In their other two games, the Sri Lankans won one and lost one.


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Further reading[edit]

  • Playfair Cricket Annual 1982
  • Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1982