Albert van der Merwe

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Albert van der Merwe
Personal information
Full name Albert van der Merwe
Born (1979-06-01) 1 June 1979 (age 37)
Bellville, Cape Province,
South Africa
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm off break
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 36) 9 July 2010 v Netherlands
Last ODI 20 September 2011 v Canada
Career statistics
Competition ODI FC LA
Matches 9 7 14
Runs scored 15 42 31
Batting average 3.75 10.50 5.16
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 0/0
Top score 237* 20 8
Balls bowled 432 837 605
Wickets 11 28 12
Bowling average 29.36 15.35 39.50
5 wickets in innings 1 3 1
10 wickets in match n/a 1 n/a
Best bowling 5/49 6/27 5/49
Catches/stumpings 1/– 5/– 3/–
Source: CricketArchive, 28 May 2013

Albert van der Merwe (born 30 June 1981) is a South African-born Irish cricketer. Van der Merwe is right-handed batsman who bowls right-arm off break and who currently plays international cricket for Ireland. He was born at Bellville, Cape Province. Van Der Merwe is currently coaching at a cricket school in Wallace, Lisburn where he hopes to take some top cricketers to the next level.

Van der Merwe made his List-A debut for Ireland against West Indies A during their tour of Ireland, where he played both matches against the tourists.[1]

Van der Merwe was a member of Ireland's 2010 ICC World Cricket League Division One winning squad. During the tournament, he made his One Day International debut against the Netherlands.[2]

Van der Merwe was selected in Ireland's 15-man squad for the 2011 World Cup,[3] but did not play in the tournament. In January 2012 Cricket Ireland increased the number of player contracts to 23 across three categories, and van der Merwe was given a category C contract.[4]


  1. ^ List A Matches played by Albert van der Merwe
  2. ^ One-Day International Matches played by Albert van der Merwe
  3. ^ ESPNcricinfo staff (19 January 2011), Ireland pick Ed Joyce for World Cup, Cricinfo, retrieved 2011-01-27 
  4. ^ Hopps, David (24 January 2012), Ireland map out path to Tests, Cricinfo, retrieved 2012-02-02 

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