Leus du Plooy‘s double century and Simon Harmer‘s 10-wicket haul were the standout moments from South Africans plying their trade in England over the past week.
County Championship Division One
Pace bowler Dane Paterson picked up four wickets (2-42 and 2-106) for Nottinghamshire in their 399-run defeat to Somerset. Matthew Montgomery chipped in with 33 off 76 balls (five fours) in Nottinghamshire’s first innings, but only managed seven runs the second time around.
Harmer produced a stunning performance for Essex in their nine-wicket victory against Warwickshire, finishing with a 10-wicket match haul (5-65 and 5-165). The spinner also contributed 30 off 46 deliveries (five fours) with the bat during Essex’s first innings.
👀 Time to celebrate (𝗮𝗻𝗼𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿) Harmy Day!
— Essex Cricket (@EssexCricket) June 28, 2023
In Lancashire’s 123-run victory over Surrey, Lancashire captain Keaton Jennings, the son of former Proteas coach Ray, scored 25 off 61 balls (four fours) in their first innings, while Dane Vilas made 39 off 72 (four fours, one six) .
County Championship Division Two
Colin Ackermann starred for Leicestershire in their draw against Durham, scoring 146 off 258 balls (17 fours) in Leicestershire’s first innings, followed by 39 off 83 (five fours) in their second. The match also featured Wiaan Mulder, who made 56 off 88 deliveries (five fours, two sixes) and 37 off 71 (five fours).
4⃣0⃣0⃣ 𝐮𝐩 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐅𝐨𝐱𝐞𝐬. 💥
Ackermann (136*) brings up the 400 and a fourth batting bonus point with a couple off Parkinson. 💪
— Leicestershire CCC 🏏 (@leicsccc) June 27, 2023
Du Plooy was the star for Derbyshire in their draw with Worcestershire, scoring an unbeaten first-innings 238 off 356 balls (25 fours, two sixes) after Durban-born teammate Wayne Madsen had struck 143 off 230 (18 fours, one six).
𝟐𝟎𝟎 𝐅𝐎𝐑 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐒𝐊𝐈𝐏𝐏𝐄𝐑! 💯💯
312 balls. 23 fours. Two sixes. Incredible… 🤯
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— Derbyshire CCC (@DerbyshireCCC) June 27, 2023
On Sunday, Mulder‘s unbeaten 83 off 50 balls (nine fours, two sixes) was not enough for Leicestershire, who went down by four runs to Nottinghamshire.
Grant Roelofsen scored 26 off 19 deliveries (two fours, one six) for Gloucestershire in their eight-wicket loss to Hampshire.
1⃣5⃣ | Fifty for Mulder. 👏
A top knock so far from Mulder. He’s anchoring well, but we are struggling to build partnerships. Scriven (13*) is in now and has started well, smashing ball for 6.
LEI 121/6 (T: 169)
— Leicestershire CCC 🏏 (@leicsccc) July 2, 2023
Madsen top scored for Derbyshire with 63 off 32 balls (six fours, three sixes) in a high-scoring encounter that Worcestershire won by 28 runs, while Middlesex captain Stephen Eskinazi struck 38 off 23 deliveries (three fours, two sixes) in their dominant 49-run win over Glamorgan.
On Saturday, Gloucestershire’s Roelofsen scored 30 off 14 balls (four fours, one six) and Graeme van Buuren 22 off 14 (four fours), to go with his bowling figures of 2-13, in their five-wicket victory against Sussex.
On Friday, Mulder‘s 35 off 23 balls (two fours, one six) was in vain as Derbyshire’s Du Plooy contributed a quick-fire 30 off 15 deliveries (two fours, two sixes) in their 71-run drubbing of Leicestershire.
In a match marred by rain, Colin Ingram top scored for Glamorgan with 34 off 14 balls (four fours, two sixes) as they stumbled to a 21-run defeat against Hampshire (D/L method).
#Kingram👑 with the first 6⃣ in the first over! 19 from it 🙌
We require 64 from 30 balls
— Glamorgan Cricket 🏏 (@GlamCricket) June 30, 2023
Compiled by Rienk de Beer