Counties learn draw for 2012 CB40

Surrey cricket manager Chris Adams is embraced by captain Rory Hamilton-Brown

Surrey cricket manager Chris Adams celebrates his side's CB40 success

New CB40 holders Surrey have been drawn against runners-up Somerset and semi-finalists Durham in the group stages of the 2012 competition.

The tough-looking Group B also features Nottinghamshire, Hampshire, Scotland and Glamorgan, who have been re-branded as Welsh Dragons.

This year's other semi-finalists, Sussex, are in Group C.

The winners of the three groups and the best second-placed team will qualify for the semi-finals.

GROUP A

Netherlands, Leicestershire, Worcestershire, Lancashire, Middlesex, Essex, Gloucestershire.

GROUP B

Scotland, Durham, Hampshire, Surrey, Glamorgan, Somerset, Nottinghamshire.

GROUP C

Unicorns, Derbyshire, Yorkshire, Kent, Warwickshire, Sussex, Northants.