• Harmer stars yet again for dominant Essex

    Simon Harmer once again demonstrated his class as he claimed first- innings figures of 9-80 as Essex remained in complete control of a County Championship game against Derbyshire.

    Harmer, who is regarded as one of the most widely respected cricketers on the England county circuit, was in a class of his own as he almost single-handedly dismissed Derbyshire for 146 in their first innings.

    This stunning bowling display followed an imperious first-innings show from the Essex batsmen as they recorded 412-3 declared.

    Following on, Derbyshire were 97-1.

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    Craig Lewis