Simon Harmer      

Full name Simon Ross Harmer

Born February 10, 1989, Pretoria, Transvaal

Current age 31 years 261 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 151 227 44 4403 102* 24.06 8939 49.25 2 22 517 41 150 0
List A 83 70 21 1002 44* 20.44 1024 97.85 0 0 75 23 55 0
T20s 107 61 21 739 43 18.47 573 128.97 0 0 53 26 54 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 151 264 36145 17508 646 9/95 14/128 27.10 2.90 55.9 28 37 7
List A 83 80 3858 3299 78 4/42 4/42 42.29 5.13 49.4 1 0 0
T20s 107 100 1969 2503 82 4/19 4/19 30.52 7.62 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 Somerset v Essex at Lord's, Sep 23-27, 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 Essex v Sussex at Chelmsford, Sep 20, 2020 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
2/36, 0, 2/101, 0* Essex v Somerset Lord's 23 Sep 2020 FC
12, 1/18 Essex v Sussex Chelmsford 20 Sep 2020 T20
10, 1/29 Essex v Kent Canterbury 18 Sep 2020 T20
1/26 Essex v Hampshire Southampton 16 Sep 2020 T20
21*, 1/43 Essex v Sussex Hove 14 Sep 2020 T20
0, 0/29 Essex v Surrey Chelmsford 11 Sep 2020 T20
3/34, 32, 3/54 Essex v Middlesex Chelmsford 6 Sep 2020 FC
2/21, 7 Essex v Kent The Oval 5 Sep 2020 T20
2/23, 23 Essex v Middlesex Lord's 3 Sep 2020 T20
1/28 Essex v Hampshire Chelmsford 1 Sep 2020 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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Sep 27, 2020

Essex were crowned inaugural BWT champions, Somerset vs Essex, Bob Willis Trophy final, 5th day, Lord's, September 27, 2020

Essex were crowned inaugural BWT champions

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Sep 24, 2020

Simon Harmer pleads for an lbw decision against Craig Overton, Somerset vs Essex, Bob Willis Trophy final, Day 2, Lord's, September 24, 2020

Simon Harmer pleads for an lbw decision against Craig Overton

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Sep 7, 2020

Aaron Beard gets a celebratory foot bump, Essex v Middlesex, Bob Willis Trophy, Chelmsford, September 7, 2020

Aaron Beard gets a celebratory foot bump

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