Harmy The Leading Wicket-Taker For County Championship Spinners


With most teams having played at least three games in Division One of the County Championship, Simon Harmer currently tops the wicket-taking leaderboard for spin bowlers in the country.

The South African has taken 18 wickets from the 3 matches he’s played so far at an average of 20.77. He sits fifth in the overall wickets chart, behind Lewis Gregory, Harry Podmore, Matt Milnes and Fidel Edwards.

Harmer’s fast start won’t come as a surprise to most Essex fans, with the 30-year-old taking 57 County Championship wickets last season and a mammoth 72 wickets in 2017.

He also ended the 2018 calendar year as the highest first-class wicket-taker in the world, after picking up a total of 106 dismissals for Essex and The Warriors. This achievement also meant that Harmy has taken over 100 first-class wickets in each of the seasons he’s played for Essex, having recorded 102 wickets in 2017.

He’ll be looking to make it three years in a row and reclaim the Bowler of the Year Award at the Club’s End of Season Gala Dinner once the 2019 campaign has concluded.

You can next see Harmy and the other Essex players back in action on Monday as Essex host Kent at The Cloudfm County Ground and search for back to back wins in the County Championship.