That was 1992. They struggled for several seasons but are certainly a force to be reckoned with now!
As for the Minors, I used to be interested in the first round of the Natwest, when the Minor Counties played the first-class teams, just to see who from the county scene had gone to a Minor County. In past years Derek Randall, Wayne Larkins and a number of less well-known players extended their careers that way. Difficult to follow the scores now though.