Simon Harmer and Kyle Abbott would improve the Proteas’ chances of winning Test matches. The last time I checked, that was reason enough for any player to be in the selection mix, argues RYAN VREDE.
South Africans have for years dominated the runs and wickets lists of county cricket and 2021 is potentially no different. With the First Class season in full swing, CARL LEWIS scans some of the South Africans in action and how they’ve done so far, highlighting their best performances.
Check out Simon Harmer’s impressive five-wicket haul in Essex’s 44-run victory over Durham in the County Championship this past Sunday.
18 English county sides have agreed to take ‘maximum reductions’ in their base salaries after accepting a ‘support package’ from the English Cricket Board and the country’s Professional Cricketers’ Association.
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.