Paul Van Meekeren
Right Handed Batsman, Right Arm Medium Fast Bowler
Paul joined Somerset in July 2016 and made his debut shortly after against a touring Pakistan side. He made an immediate impression in that game, taking 3/78 in the visitors first innings. Moving the ball away from the right-handers, Paul removed Mohammed Hafeez, Azhar Ali and Sohail Khan as he emerged as a strong option for the Somerset 1st XI moving forward.
Van Meekeren went on to make his T20 and List-A debuts for the Club in the 2016 season, catching the eye in a NatWest T20 Blast fixture at Cardiff where he bowled with genuine pace.
In total Paul has played 15 T20I’s for his native Holland with an impressive bowling average of 17.14 and an economy of 5.71. He has played a further 2 ODI’s for his country.