Somerset's Indian left-arm spinner Murali Kartik has been named as the Cricket World® County Player Of The Week after he took 11 wickets to help his side beat Warwickshire inside three days of their latest LV= County Championship match at Edgbaston.
Having excelled against the Bears earlier in the season at Taunton, when he took six for 61 as Somerset won by nine wickets, he returned five for 30 and then six for 42 as Somerset did the double by completing a 181-run win.
Kartik's first-innings haul saw Warwickshire bundled out for 140 in reply to Somerset's 268 and after Somerset made 183 in their second innings, Warwickshire were st 312 to win.
With Kartik in impressive form, they were dismissed for 130 as Somerset completed their third win in a row.
In a busy week of county cricket which also included a number of Friends Provident t20 matches, Derbyshire's Loots Bosman and Sussex's Michael Yardy were the other main contenders for the award, while Stephen Peters, Ryan ten Doeschate and Imran Tahir also deserve honourable mentions for excellent performances.
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