Harmer handed South Africa call-up

Essex’s Simon Harmer has been named in South Africa’s seventeen-man squad for their forthcoming tour of England.

The 32-year-old, who once again has been in scintillating form for Essex, appeared for South Africa earlier this year during their series victory over Bangladesh.

Since joining Essex in 2017, Harmer has claimed 335 first-class wickets at an average of 20.59. Last time out, the Off-spinner returned career-best first-class figures of fifteen for 207 as Essex beat LV=Insurance County Championship Division One title-contenders, Hampshire in dramatic fashion at Chelmsford.

Brian Jeeves

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