William Somerville (cricketer)

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William Somerville
Personal information
Full name William Edgar Richard Somerville
Born (1984-08-09) 9 August 1984 (age 34)
Wadestown, Wellington, New Zealand
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Batting Right-handed
Bowling Right-arm offbreak
Role Bowler
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
2004–2008 Otago
2014–2018 New South Wales (squad no. 24)
2015–present Sydney Sixers (squad no. 28)
2018–present Auckland
First-class debut 20 March 2005 Otago v Wellington
Last First-class 16 March 2017 New South Wales v Western Australia
Only List A 15 October 2017 New South Wales v Victoria
Career statistics
Competition FC LA T20
Matches 15 1 4
Runs scored 190 9 3
Batting average 13.57 - 3.00
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 0/0
Top score 26 9* 3
Balls bowled 3349 6 72
Wickets 55 0 3
Bowling average 26.18 - 27.33
5 wickets in innings 4 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a n/a
Best bowling 8/136 - 2/10
Catches/stumpings 5/- 0/- 2/-
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 1 November 2017

William Edgar Richard Somerville (born 9 August 1984 in Wadestown, Wellington) is a first-class cricketer who plays for New South Wales.

His family moved from New Zealand to Sydney when he was nine and he grew up there.[1] He attended Cranbrook School in Sydney's eastern suburbs.[2] 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.[3]

After his studies he returned to Sydney to work as a chartered accountant and play cricket for University.[1] 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.[4]

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.[5] He made his List A debut for New South Wales in the 2017–18 JLT One-Day Cup on 15 October 2017.[6]

In June 2018, he was awarded a contract with Auckland for the 2018–19 season.[7]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Meet Will Somerville". YouTube. Retrieved 7 November 2016. 
  2. ^ "Will Somerville (2002) to Play in Sheffield Shield". Old Cranbrookians Association. Retrieved 7 November 2016. 
  3. ^ "Miscellaneous Matches played by Will Somerville". CricketArchive. Retrieved 9 November 2016. 
  4. ^ "Big Bash League, 17th Match: Perth Scorchers v Sydney Sixers at Perth, Jan 2, 2016". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 2 January 2016. 
  5. ^ "New South Wales v Western Australia 2016–17". Cricinfo. Retrieved 7 November 2016. 
  6. ^ "19th match (D/N), JLT One-Day Cup at Sydney, Oct 15 2017". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 October 2017. 
  7. ^ "Central Districts drop Jesse Ryder from contracts list". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 June 2018. 

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