Morkel ready to kick on

01 July 2018 06:36:34 EST

South African fast bowler Morne Morkel says he is thoroughly enjoying his time with County Championship Division One leaders Surrey.

The 33-year-old took his first five-wicket haul for Surrey in the recent victory over Yorkshire.

He said: "There's always added pressure when you come to a new club. You want to perform and do well so I am very happy I got the results.

"But you can only get them if you have a quality bowling attack. The way the unit bowled against Yorkshire was exceptional. We're working well in partnerships.

"All in all, it's a fantastic team effort. We enjoy each other's success, and that's what's making this a quality team."

Meanwhile, Morkel's South Africa team-mate Dean Elgar has agreed to return to Surrey for their last five County Championship games.

The 31-year-old made three first-class appearances for the county earlier this season.

"Dean's experience and proven qualities at the business end of the campaign will add real depth to the squad," said director of cricket Alec Stewart.

Surrey are 2/5 to win the County Championship Division One title this year, while Somerset can be backed at 6/1, Essex at 8/1 and Nottinghamshire at 11/2.

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