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Sunfoil Series 2017-18

De Villiers makes 5 and 32 on return in rain-hit round

Oct 9, 2017: Not one of the six teams has yet registered a win after three rounds of the tournament

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County news

'This makes up for all the years of struggle' - Ryan ten Doeschate on Essex glory

Sep 15, 2017: Essex knew the Championship was theirs last night and it was confirmed as they drove down the motorway back to Chelmsford where they were greeted by supporters and started to reflect on what the title means

Alan Gardner at Chelmsford

Specsavers Championship: Essex's title

Why Essex shocked English cricket: five key factors

Sep 14, 2017: Essex's anticipated title win has been perhaps the biggest surprise in the Championship since the advent of two divisions. Here we look at some of the key factors on their road to the pennant

Alan Gardner

Warwickshire v Essex, Specsavers Championship Division One, Edgbaston, 1st day

Porter and Harmer dismantle limp Warwickshire

Sep 12, 2017: Essex could wrap up the Championship this week and Warwickshire could be relegated. Both scenarios moved a step closer on the opening day with only Dom Sibley standing firm

George Dobell at Edgbaston

Essex v Somerset, NatWest Blast, South Group, Chelmsford

Resilient Essex brush off Tamim's hasty exit

Jul 13, 2017:

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Simon Harmer begins Kolpak life with a bang

Jul 4, 2017: The South African offspinner has played a big role in Essex making it to the top of the Championship table

Paul Edwards

Essex v Middlesex, Specsavers Championship Div One, Chelmsford, 4th day

Magical Harmer takes Essex 29 points clear

Jun 29, 2017: Chelmsford is the birthplace of artists and magicians. Simon Harmer, making a home for himself there, could be both after another extraordinary display stretched Essex's lead to 29 points

Paul Edwards at Chelmsford

Essex v Middlesex, Specsavers Championship Div One, Chelmsford, Day 1

Harmer and Cook add to Essex sheen

Jun 26, 2017: As Alastair Cook reached 64 not out to complete a day of Essex supremacy, for Essex supporters finding their county top of the Championship, the twilight came close to heaven

Paul Edwards at Chelmsford

Essex v Warwickshire, Specsavers Championship Div One, Chelmsford, Day 3

Harmer's 14 inflicts grievous harm on Warwickshire's survival hopes

Jun 21, 2017: Simon Harmer claimed his career-best figures of 8 for 36, and 14 for 128 in the match. For Warwickshire, dismissed for 94, it added up to a whole lot of trouble

David Hopps at Chelmsford

Essex v Warwickshire, Specsavers Championship Div One, Chelmsford, Day 3

Harmer's marathon puts victory within sight

Jun 21, 2017: Simon Harmer claimed a six-wicket haul as Essex made Warwickshire follow on at Chelmsford

David Hopps at Chelmsford

Surrey v Essex, RL Cup, Kia Oval

Harmer holds nerve to seal one-wicket win

May 2, 2017: Tailender Simon Harmer hit an unbeaten 44 including the winning boundary to steer Essex to a thrilling one-wicket win over Surrey in a low-scoring Royal London Cup clash at the Kia Oval

ECB Reporters Network

Sunfoil Series 2016-17

Knights' bowling talent, Warriors' Kolpak woes

Feb 13, 2017: ESPNcricinfo takes a look at some of the key takeaways from this summer's Sunfoil Series

Firdose Moonda

Sunfoil Series 2016-17

Narrow win moves Lions off bottom place

Feb 5, 2017: Lions leapfrogged Warriors at the foot of the table after winning a tight game at Buffalo Park

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County news

South African Harmer plugs Essex's spin-bowling gap

Oct 21, 2016: Essex have turned to South African Simon Harmer to answer their spin weakness

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South Africa news

Van Zyl, Vilas, Harmer headed to India for CSA spin camp

May 10, 2016: Stiaan van Zyl, Dane Vilas and Simon Harmer remain part of South Africa's national plans despite all being dropped from the Test squad in the 2015-16 season, as they were named in CSA's spin camp that will take place in Mumbai in May

Firdose Moonda

Sunfoil Series 2015-16

Parnell takes 12 as Cobras rout Dolphins

Apr 2, 2016: A round-up of the Sunfoil Series matches played from March 31-April 2, 2016

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sunfoil Series 2015-16

Kleinveldt and Piedt trample Warriors

Jan 16, 2016: Dane Piedt, who was released from South Africa's Test squad, took four wickets in each innings, Simon Harmer claimed nine scalps in the match, but Rory Kleinveldt had a bigger say in Cape Cobras' 148 run win over Warriors

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India v South Africa, 3rd Test, Nagpur, 1st day

Revamped SA attack holds own on Nagpur turner

Nov 25, 2015: Despite the absence of Dale Steyn, the shift to an entirely different bowling combination - two pacers and two frontline spinners - and the unfamiliar conditions, the visiting attack delivered

Firdose Moonda in Nagpur

India v SA, 1st Test, Mohali, 2nd day

South Africa's road warriors hit speed bump

Nov 6, 2015: In the last nine years, South Africa have been able to find a way when all roads seemed closed. But on the second day in Mohali, they hit a speed bump that has grown into something far more sizable

Firdose Moonda in Mohali

South Africa in India 2015-16

South Africa ponder spin puzzle before India tour selection

Sep 9, 2015: As they sit down to pick the squad for the 72-day tour to India, South Africa's selectors will have to piece together a spin attack that can match the hosts on conducive tracks

Firdose Moonda
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