William Somerville (cricketer)
|Full name||William Edgar Richard Somerville|
9 August 1984 |
Wadestown, Wellington, New Zealand
|Height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Domestic team information|
|2004 - 2008||Otago|
|2014 - present||New South Wales (squad no. 24)|
|2015 - present||Sydney Sixers|
Source: Cricinfo, 15 October 2017
His family moved from New Zealand to Sydney when he was nine and he grew up there. He attended Cranbrook School in Sydney's eastern suburbs. He returned to New Zealand to study at the University of Otago. A right-handed batsman and off-spin bowler, he played three matches for Otago: against Wellington in March 2005 and against Canterbury and Northern Districts in March 2006. He also appeared in several matches for the New Zealand Academy in the 2005–06 season.
After his studies he returned to Sydney to work as a chartered accountant and play cricket for University. He began playing for New South Wales in 2013–14. On 2 January 2016 he made his Twenty20 debut for the Sydney Sixers in the 2015–16 Big Bash League.
Bowling for New South Wales in the Sheffield Shield in November 2016, he took 4 for 61 and 5 for 65 in a three-wicket victory over Western Australia and was named player of the match. He made his List A debut for New South Wales in the 2017–18 JLT One-Day Cup on 15 October 2017.
- "Meet Will Somerville". YouTube. Retrieved 7 November 2016.
- "Will Somerville (2002) to Play in Sheffield Shield". Old Cranbrookians Association. Retrieved 7 November 2016.
- "Miscellaneous Matches played by Will Somerville". CricketArchive. Retrieved 9 November 2016.
- "Big Bash League, 17th Match: Perth Scorchers v Sydney Sixers at Perth, Jan 2, 2016". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 2 January 2016.
- "New South Wales v Western Australia 2016–17". Cricinfo. Retrieved 7 November 2016.
- "19th match (D/N), JLT One-Day Cup at Sydney, Oct 15 2017". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 October 2017.
- William Somerville at CricketArchive (subscription required)
- William Somerville at ESPNcricinfo
- on YouTube from the Australian Cricketers' Association
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