Simon Harmer’s double six-fors in the latest round of Sunfoil matches earn him our Turbo Bowler accolade.
It must be a bitter pill to swallow, though, for the Warriors were beaten by the Dolphins, despite Harmer’s spin taking out 12 of their batsmen over the two innings in Port Elizabeth in round seven.
The 12-148 off 57.4 overs – an economy rate of just 2.56 – put him at the top of the most productive bowlers in a match, beating Lungi Ngidi’s 9-83 for the Titans against the Lions in Johannesburg.
Harmer at last seems to have rediscovered his mojo after a quiet period, for he was instrumental in helping the Warriors beat the Lions in the previous round of matches, taking three wickets in each innings for a collective 6-93, at a miserly 2.02 an over. Earlier in the season he picked up 8-183 in a drawn match against the Titans in Benoni.
The off-spinner is nothing if not adaptable: he came in to the Sunfoil Series after an outstanding season for Essex in the County Championship, in which he was just pipped to the honour of leading wicket-taker, with 72 wickets at an average of 19.19 and an economy rate of 2.65. He twice took 14 wickets in a match, including innings bests of 9-95 and 8-36. His seamer team-mate Jamie Porter picked up 75.
The Warriors lie third on the Sunfoil table with 92.78 points, behind the Titans (104.5) and the Knights (97.38).