Former Northamptonshire all-rounder Rory Kleinveldt says County Cricket made him a more attacking bowler as he calls time on his career in England, writes KHALID MOHIDIN.
Kyle Abbott outshone Dale Steyn as the Hampshire duo teamed up in a dominating six-wicket victory against Somerset in the County Championship.
Morne Morkel took six wickets in a thrilling win for Surrey over Lancashire and enhanced his status as a cutting-edge leader.
Morne Morkel bowled seven overs for Surrey’s seconds as he returned to action for the first time since being injured in the fourth Test against Australia in early April.
Rilee Rossouw picked up the baton from his fallen comrade Hashim Amla to save Hampshire from defeat against Somerset at Taunton in the County Championship.
It was a mixed bag for South African players on the County circuit, with the promise of much to come in the next three days.
Hashim Amla’s determined ton was a labour in vain as Hampshire went down fighting to Nottinghamshire in the County Championship.
Hardus Viljoen stood out with the bat, scoring a half-century for Derbyshire on an adequate day one for the Saffas in round two of the County Championship.
David Wiese took 4-56 and scored his 10th first-class ton in Sussex’s draw against Warwickshire in the first round of the 2018 County Championship season.
Kyle Abbott enhanced his all-round credentials as he helped Hampshire to a 196-run win over Worcestershire in the opening County cricket match in Southampton.
On 20 April, the Proteas openers Aiden Markram and Dean Elgar will walk out to take guard: Markram for Durham and Elgar for Surrey.
Proteas opener Aiden Markram is to play the early part of the English County season with Durham, home last year to Stephen Cook.
Simon Harmer put in an all-round performance to ensure an unbeaten title-winning campaign for Essex in Division One of the County Championship.
Simon Harmer captured a magnificent 9-95 in Middlesex’s second innings to lead Essex to an emphatic innings and 34-run victory on Thursday.
Dane Vilas smashed a double ton for Lancashire as they take control of their County Championship match against Hampshire at Old Trafford.