It was a mixed bag for the Saffas in county cricket as the one-day series kicked off, with a particularly impressive outing for Johann Myburgh, whose 75 steered Somerset to victory over Surrey.
Derbyshire’s investment in Saffas paid immediate dividends when they won their first match at home for almost four years.
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.
Morne Morkel hopes to begin his new life as a Kolpak player with Surrey in June.
Colin Ingram’s 47-ball 101 was the fastest T20 century in Glamorgan’s history as they downed Sussex by 18 runs in the T20 Blast on Sunday.
Simon Harmer continued his excellent run for Essex as his 5-77 restricted Middlesex to 246 in the first-ever round of day-night County Championship matches.
Surrey recorded an emphatic 153-run victory over Worcestershire to book their place in the final of the Royal London One Day Cup on Saturday.
Colin Ackermann scored 118 off 177 balls for Leicestershire in a high-scoring stalemate with Derbyshire in the County Championship.
Watch the comical mix-up between Dean Elgar and Roelof van der Merwe.
Colin Ingram scored 142 off 130 balls as Glamorgan won their One Day Cup match at home against Essex by one run.
A low-scoring day for South Africans in the IPL on Thursday saw David Miller and Hashim Amla post high 20s in their loss to the Kolkata Knight Riders.