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Simon Harmer      

Full name Simon Ross Harmer

Born February 10, 1989, Pretoria, Transvaal

Current age 31 years 187 days

Major teams South Africa, Border, Eastern Province, Essex, South Africa A, South African Universities, Warriors

Playing role Bowler

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Simon Ross Harmer
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 5 6 1 58 13 11.60 174 33.33 0 0 5 0 1 0
First-class 147 222 43 4354 102* 24.32 8820 49.36 2 22 509 41 144 0
List A 83 70 21 1002 44* 20.44 1024 97.85 0 0 75 23 55 0
T20s 97 55 20 666 43 19.02 513 129.82 0 0 47 23 45 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 5 8 1148 588 20 4/61 7/153 29.40 3.07 57.4 3 0 0
First-class 147 258 35273 17181 628 9/95 14/128 27.35 2.92 56.1 28 36 7
List A 83 80 3858 3299 78 4/42 4/42 42.29 5.13 49.4 1 0 0
T20s 97 90 1735 2222 72 4/19 4/19 30.86 7.68 24.0 1 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut South Africa v West Indies at Cape Town, Jan 2-6, 2015 scorecard
Last Test India v South Africa at Nagpur, Nov 25-27, 2015 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class debut Eastern Province v Griqualand West at Port Elizabeth, Nov 5-7, 2009 scorecard
Last First-class Essex v Surrey at Chelmsford, Aug 8-11, 2020 scorecard
List A debut Eastern Province v Easterns at Port Elizabeth, Feb 6, 2010 scorecard
Last List A Essex v Gloucestershire at Chelmsford, May 7, 2019 scorecard
T20s debut Eastern Province v Western Province at Port Elizabeth, Nov 6, 2011 scorecard
Last T20s Paarl Rocks v Jozi Stars at Paarl, Nov 22, 2019 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
19, 6/67, 14, 8/64 Essex v Surrey Chelmsford 8 Aug 2020 FC
2/110, 29, 4/35, 0 Essex v Kent Chelmsford 1 Aug 2020 FC
0/28 Jozi Stars v Paarl Rocks Paarl 22 Nov 2019 T20
6, 0/22 Jozi Stars v Giants Johannesburg 16 Nov 2019 T20
1/17, 20 Jozi Stars v Blitz Cape Town 14 Nov 2019 T20
2/30 Jozi Stars v Giants Port Elizabeth 10 Nov 2019 T20
1/36, 5* Jozi Stars v Blitz Johannesburg 8 Nov 2019 T20
5/105, 0 Essex v Somerset Taunton 23 Sep 2019 FC
3/16, 18* Essex v Worcs Birmingham 21 Sep 2019 T20
4/19 Essex v Derbyshire Birmingham 21 Sep 2019 T20
Profile

At 27, Simon Harmer decided that his future in international cricket was blocked in South Africa and opted to change direction. He decided to sign a Kolpak deal with Essex, aware of the bad grace it would attract in his home country but aware, too, that he was not even being selected in the South Africa A side and that domestic cricket only had limited value.

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Aug 11, 2020

Simon Harmer celebrates another wicket, Essex v Surrey, Bob Willis Trophy, Chelmsford, August 11, 2020

Simon Harmer celebrates another wicket

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Aug 2, 2020

Simon Harmer belts out an appeal, Essex v Kent, Day 2, Cloudfm County Ground, Bob Willis Trophy, August 2, 2020

Simon Harmer belts out an appeal

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Sep 26, 2019

Simon Harmer of Essex celebrates with the County Championship Division One Trophy, Taunton, September 26, 2019

Simon Harmer of Essex celebrates with the County Championship Division One Trophy

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