South African pacer Morne Morkel who recently called it a day in the international arena has signed a two-year Kolpak deal with Surrey. Morkel has become the latest South African player to join County cricket following the likes of Hampshire's Kyle Abbott and Essex's Simon Harmer.
A busy summer schedule for the County and England cricketers in 2018, sees six England players back in the UK and ready for the start of the Specsavers County Championship season over the following few weeks.
As the final round of the Natwest T20 Blast 2017 kicked-off on Friday, the eight teams for the quarter-finals of this edition has been finalised with Leicestershire and Somerset just managing to make it to the top eight.
Sam Curran registered figures of 13 for four to restrict Gloucestershire to 130 for nine following which Surrey managed to complete the chase in the final over with two wickets in hand in the South Group encounter of the Natwest T20 Blast at Kennington Oval.
Sam Curran and Gareth Batty shared five wickets between them as Surrey managed to restrict Middlesex to 141 runs in a chase of 157 to complete a 15-run victory in the South Group encounter of the Natwest T20 Blast at Kennington Oval.
Kevin Pietersen made a stunning comeback with a half-century to take Surrey to 150 runs following which the bowlers came up with a collective display to restrict Essex to 140 for seven in the chase in the South Group encounter of Natwest T20 Blast at Kennington Oval.
A blistering unbeaten century from Joe Denly and a 64-run knock from Daniel Bell-Drummond helped Kent chase down 206 runs in 19.3 overs with eight wickets in hand against Surrey in the Natwest T20 Blast South Group encounter at Kennington Oval.
A 70-run knock from Kumar Sangakkara and a four-wicket haul from Gareth Batty went in vain as Middlesex completed a thrilling one wicket victory over Surrey in their Natwest T20 Blast South Group encounter at Lord's.
After a blistering half century from Lewis McManus helped Hampshire post 167 for five in the 20 overs, Shahid Afridi led the bowling with a four-wicket haul to reduce Glamorgan to 145 for nine in the chase during the Natwest T20 Blast South Group encounter in Cardiff.
Rory Burns remained unbeaten on 174 as Surrey managed to post 410 for seven at stumps on day three in response to Hampshire's first innings total of 648 for seven in their County Championship Division One clash at The Oval.
George Bailey crossed the 150-run mark while Sean Ervine and Ian Holland scored fifties on day two as Hampshire went on to amass 648 for seven in their first innings before the declaration came during the County Championship Division One clash against Surrey at The Oval.
Jimmy Adams and James Vince made most of the batting day at The Oval scoring their respective centuries as Hampshire went on to amass 361 for four at stumps in the County Championship Division One face-off against Surrey at The Oval.
Alex Hales scored a record breaking unbeaten 187 run knock as Nottinghamshire managed to chase down 298 runs in the 48th over with four wickets in hand against Surrey to win the Royal London One-Day Cup at Lord's.
In what was a disappointing game in the day-night round of County Championship Division One encounter between Surrey and Yorkshire, the final day also resulted in a washout due to incessant rain forcing the game to end in a draw.