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England Lions v South Africa, tour match, Worcester

Elgar urges South Africa to embrace the real challenge of their tour

Jun 28, 2017: Dean Elgar has steadily worked himself into form in an early-season stint at Somerset, and he is itching to extend South Africa's record in Test series in England

Firdose Moonda

Somerset v Nottinghamshire, Royal London Cup play-off, Taunton

Taylor ton the highlight of 834-run contest

Jun 13, 2017: Brendan Taylor led Nottinghamshire into the semi-finals of the Royal London Cup with a brilliant century as hosts Somerset were defeated by 24 runs in a spectacular big-hitting contest

ECB Reporters Network

Middlesex v Somerset, Specsavers Championship Division One, Lord's, 2nd day

Gregory's maiden hundred frustrates Middlesex title defence

Jun 2, 2017: Reigning Specsavers county champions Middlesex appear on course for their fourth successive draw of an uninspired Division One title defence after Somerset enjoyed the best of a sun-kissed second day at Lord's

ECB Reporters Network

Sussex v Somerset, RL Cup, South Group, Hove

Elgar's career-best too much for Sussex

Apr 30, 2017: Dean Elgar became the second Somerset batsman to score an unbeaten century in this season's Royal London Cup as his side beat Sussex by nine runs under DL

ECB Reporters Network

Lancashire v Somerset, Specsavers Championship Div One, Old Trafford, 2nd day

Davies in fertile form in the Old Trafford garden

Apr 22, 2017: Alex Davies was in fertile form as Old Trafford continued construction work towards the opening of the oddly-named Garden Inn

Paul Edwards at Old Trafford

Lancashire v Somerset, Specsavers Championship Div One, Old Trafford, 1st day

Livingstone smoulders amid Lancashire rubble

Apr 21, 2017: Eighteen wickets fell on the first day at Old Trafford but it was contrasting half-centuries from Liam Livingston and Dean Elgar that will live in the memory

Paul Edwards at Old Trafford

County previews: Somerset

Promise of youth could propel another title tilt

Apr 3, 2017: ESPNcricinfo previews Somerset's prospects for the 2017 season

George Dobell

Four six-fors in a Test, and the highest last-wicket stand in ODIs

Mar 14, 2017: Also: who missed the largest number of Tests over the course of a career?

Steven Lynch

New Zealand v South Africa, 1st Test, Dunedin, 5th day

New Zealand assess injury list as rain ends closely-fought contest

Mar 12, 2017: As forecast the rain swept into Dunedin and washed out what could have been an intriguing final day to the first Test

The Report by Andrew McGlashan

New Zealand v South Africa, 1st Test, Dunedin, 4th day

Elgar, du Plessis drive SA on attritional day

Mar 11, 2017: South Africa, who could barely push their scoring rate above two-an-over, closed with a lead of 191 and four wickets in hand

The Report by Andrew McGlashan

New Zealand v South Africa, 1st Test, Dunedin, 1st day

Wagner has been able to create chances - Hesson

Mar 8, 2017: New Zealand coach Mike Hesson said that on a pitch that did not provide a lot of assistance the side needed a bowler who could create opportunities, something Neil Wagner had done consistently

Firdose Moonda in Dunedin

New Zealand v South Africa, 1st Test, Dunedin, 1st day

Elgar embraces a different challenge

Mar 8, 2017: The first day in Dunedin was a challenge quite different to any of those Dean Elgar had overcome before. This situation called for a different kind of application: a unique combination of stubbornness and resourcefulness that Elgar embodies

Firdose Moonda in Dunedin

New Zealand v South Africa, 1st Test, Dunedin

Elgar and Wagner revive their schoolboy 'hate'

Mar 6, 2017: They haven't come across each other much since their careers developed on opposing sides of the world, but it should be a feisty battle between New Zealand's bouncer-happy quick and South Africa's stubborn opener

Firdose Moonda in Dunedin

South Africa in New Zealand 2016-17

Bat, ball, keeper, spinners: how South Africa and New Zealand stack up

Mar 6, 2017: It's the No. 3 side versus the No. 5, so, in rankings at least, there is not much between the two sides

Andrew McGlashan

County news

Elgar resists Kolpak move, joins Somerset as overseas

Jan 18, 2017: Dean Elgar has resisted the temptation to join the exodus from South African cricket with a Kolpak deal having agreed to re-join Somerset as an overseas player

George Dobell

South Africa news

Elgar believes bowling can aid ODI comeback bid

Jan 15, 2017: Fresh off a Man-of-the-Series performance against Sri Lanka, Dean Elgar is eyeing a spot in the one-day set-up with a view to staking a claim for the Champions Trophy and eventually the next World Cup

Firdose Moonda

Sri Lanka in South Africa 2016-17

SA attack feasts on weaknesses, but Bavuma form a concern

Jan 15, 2017: It quickly became a one-sided series as South Africa made the most of home advantage. ESPNcricinfo assesses those who took part

Firdose Moonda

Sri Lanka in South Africa, 2016-17

'We want to play an expansive brand of cricket'

Jan 15, 2017: Coach Russell Domingo talks about South Africa's recovery from the slump they fell into in 2015-16, and what he expects from the coming year

Firdose Moonda

South Africa v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Cape Town, 4th day

Mathews calls on batsmen to ape Elgar's patient approach

Jan 5, 2017: Angelo Mathews has called on his batsmen to take a cue from Dean Elgar on how to bat in seaming conditions, after Sri Lanka were blown away in the Newlands Test, losing by 282 runs

Andrew Fidel Fernando at Newlands

South Africa v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Cape Town, 3rd day

South Africa close in on series victory

Jan 4, 2017: South Africa made inevitable progress towards the victory in Cape Town that would bring them a Test series win against a Sri Lanka side whose batting naivety has become more apparent as the series progresses

The Report by David Hopps
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