Sean Williams (cricketer)

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Sean Williams
Personal information
Full name Sean Colin Williams
Born (1986-09-26) 26 September 1986 (age 31)
Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Batting Left-handed
Bowling Slow left arm orthodox
Role All-rounder
Relations Collin Williams (father)
Patricia McKillop (mother)
Michael McKillop (stepbrother)
Matthew Williams (brother)
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 61) 20 March 2013 v West Indies
ODI debut (cap 86) 25 February 2005 v South Africa
ODI shirt no. 14
T20I debut (cap 11) 28 November 2006 v Bangladesh
Domestic team information
Years Team
2004–present Matabeleland Tuskers
2006–2009 Westerns
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 8 116 58 186
Runs scored 421 3,087 4,225 4,225
Batting average 26.31 31.50 42.67 30.18
100s/50s 1/1 1/27 11/21 4/32
Top score 119 102 178 102
Balls bowled 1,135 3,412 4,383 5,686
Wickets 15 58 65 114
Bowling average 40.33 47.82 33.29 39.22
5 wickets in innings 0 0 1 1
10 wickets in match 0 0 0 0
Best bowling 3/20 3/15 5/36 7/25
Catches/stumpings 8/0 42/– 56/– 71/–
Source: CricInfo, 28 May 2018

Sean Colin Williams (born 26 September 1986) is a Zimbabwean international cricketer, who plays all formats primarily as a batting all-rounder.

Under-19s career[edit]

In the Under-19 World Cup in 2004 he was the pick of Zimbabwe's batsmen with 157 runs at 31.40, as well as five wickets. He led the Under-19 side in the World Cup in Sri Lanka in February 2006, the highlight being a win over England.

Domestic career[edit]

In first-class cricket, Williams plays for Matabeleland Tuskers. He made his highest domestic score for Westerns against Centrals in 2006–07, when he top-scored in both innings with 76 and 129 in a 77-run victory.[1]

International career[edit]

He was expected to be called up at the time of the players' strike in April 2004. Almost a year later, and with just one first-class match, he was drafted into the Zimbabwe squad to tour South Africa.

This turned out to be true when he turned down a central contract the following month, opting to look for a more settled career overseas, although he again changed his mind, returning to play for Zimbabwe three months later. Dogged by injuries, the on-off farrago resurfaced in 2008 when he again quit for a contract in South Africa, only to return weeks later.

He scored 178 for a Zimbabwe XI against Ireland in the ICC Intercontinental Cup in 2010–11.[2]

He was ruled out of the Cricket World Cup 2011 due to a fractured thumb.[3]

In 2013, in second Test at Roseau, he made his Test debut against West Indies, scoring 31 and 6.

In September 2013, he made himself unavailable to play the first Test against Pakistan because of the payments issue and was satisfied with an offer made to him and was committed to the country in future.

On 19 February 2015, he scored an unbeaten 76 runs in the Cricket World Cup against the United Arab Emirates. When he came to the crease, Zimbabwe was in deep trouble on 177/5. But finally he guided the team to victory with 76 runs off 65 balls with 7 fours and one six.[4]

He scored his first Test century in his third Test. Playing against New Zealand at Bulawayo in July 2016, he batted at number eight in the second innings and scored 119 off 148 balls.[5] His first century was the fastest ever by any Zimbabwean in Test Cricket.[6]

Personal life[edit]

His father is Collin Williams, a former first-class cricketer and a national field hockey coach, and his brother Matthew Williams has played first-class cricket in Zimbabwe for Matabeleland Tuskers.[7] His mother Patricia McKillop, was a field hockey player, who was a member of the Zimbabwe national team that won the gold medal at the 1980 Summer Olympics[8][9] His step brother, Michael McKillop is also a first-class cricketer and a field hockey player who played for Matabeleland and also served as the captain of the Zimbabwe men's national field hockey team.[10][11]


  1. ^ "Westerns v Centrals 2006–07". CricketArchive. Retrieved 1 August 2016. 
  2. ^ "Zimbabwe XI v Ireland 2010–11". CricketArchive. Retrieved 1 August 2016. 
  3. ^ "Sean Williams, ICC World Cup 2011". Cricket Archives. 
  4. ^ "8th Match, Pool B: United Arab Emirates v Zimbabwe at Nelson, Feb 19, 2015 – Cricket Scorecard – ESPN Cricinfo". Retrieved 15 June 2017. 
  5. ^ "Zimbabwe v New Zealand 2016". CricketArchive. Retrieved 1 August 2016. 
  6. ^ "Fastest test century by Zimbabwean". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 1 August 2016. 
  7. ^ "She powered Zim to Olympics glory". DailyNews Live. Retrieved 23 January 2018. 
  8. ^ "Golden Girl Buckle on Moscow 1980". The Sunday News. Zimpapers (1980) LTD. Retrieved 2016-11-05. 
  9. ^ "Willaims' Olympic pain". Zimbabwe Daily. Retrieved 2016-11-05. 
  10. ^ eDuzeNet. "Sean Williams to tie the knot in Bulawayo". Bulawayo24 News. Retrieved 23 January 2018. 
  11. ^ Kumar, Abhishek (2015-09-26). "Sean Williams: 8 interesting things to know about the Zimbabwean". Cricket Country. Retrieved 23 January 2018. 

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