The first-ever T20 Blast, also the first-ever T20 tournament in history of cricket, was won by Surrey back in 2003. The Adam Hollioake-led side had gone unbeaten the entire tournament, winning its five group matches, edging out Gloucestershire in the semis before completely dismantling Warwickshire in the final.
That was the only time Surrey won the title.
But in T20 Blast there is no shame in winning the title just once. In fact, eight other clubs were just one and done. Moreover, five other clubs have never even won it once, and there is actually no shame in that. When a trophy has 18 suitors every year, a vast majority is bound to end up disappointed.
The club with the most title wins is Leicestershire, who have lifted the trophy three times but never in the T20 Blast era.
In recent times, it’s Nottinghamshire that has done better than most, winning the title on two occasions, once in 2017 and again last season, beating Surrey in the final.
Hampshire and Northamptonshire also have a pair of title victories to their names.