Roelof van der Merwe

Roelof van der Merwe

Roelofvan der Merwe

Right-Handed Batsman, Left-Arm Orthodox Bowler

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Roelof played for Somerset in the first part of the 2010 T20 campaign and in only his second game, against Kent at Tunbridge Wells, he hit a match winning unbeaten 89.

Between 2009-2010 Roelof played in 13 List A and 13 T20 Internationals for South Africa. However he gained a Dutch passport in June 2015 and now represents Holland.

Roelof re-joined Somerset in 2016 and during the season enjoyed success in all formats.

During the summer Roelof appeared in seven championship matches and scored his maiden century for Somerset when he made 102 not out against Hampshire at Taunton, helping to add 217 in 26 overs for the eighth wicket with Craig Overton.

Roelof also made some vital contributions with the ball and ended up the season with 22 championship wickets at an average of 27.91 with a best of 4 for 45 in the dramatic victory over Durham at Taunton.

He topped the T20 batting averages as well producing some good returns with the ball, the best of which was 3 for 16. However in the field he was dynamic and made several stunning catches at crucial times.

Roelof claimed 14 wickets in the RLODC at an average of 23.07, second only to Lewis Gregory and once again his fielding was outstanding.

2017 was another successful season for Roelof, particularly in white ball cricket where he hit a memorable unbeaten 165 against Surrey in the Royal London One Day Cup and he played a major part in helping Somerset to the quarter final stages of both formats.

Specsavers County Championship Division One 2017

Batting
Games
3
Innings Batted
5
Runs Scored
33
Batting Average
6.60
Not Out
0
Fifties Scored
0
Hundreds Scored
0
Highest Runs Scored
24
Balls Faced
49
Fours Scored
2
Sixes Scored
1
Strike Rate
67.35
Bowling
Innings Bowled
5
Total Overs Bowled
68.4
Total Balls Bowled
412
Wickets Taken
11
Bowling Average
17.18
Best Bowling
4 for 22
Economy Rate
2.75
Five Wickets
0
Ten Wickets
0
Catches
2

Royal London One-Day Cup 2017

Batting
Games
8
Innings Batted
7
Runs Scored
280
Batting Average
70.00
Not Out
3
Fifties Scored
0
Hundreds Scored
1
Highest Runs Scored
165
Balls Faced
209
Fours Scored
33
Sixes Scored
7
Strike Rate
133.97
Bowling
Innings Bowled
8
Total Overs Bowled
64.0
Total Balls Bowled
384
Wickets Taken
11
Bowling Average
35.00
Best Bowling
3 for 21
Economy Rate
6.02
Five Wickets
0
Ten Wickets
0
Catches
6

NatWest T20 Blast 2017

Batting
Games
14
Innings Batted
12
Runs Scored
179
Batting Average
25.57
Not Out
5
Fifties Scored
0
Hundreds Scored
0
Highest Runs Scored
36
Balls Faced
127
Fours Scored
15
Sixes Scored
7
Strike Rate
140.94
Bowling
Innings Bowled
14
Total Overs Bowled
53.0
Total Balls Bowled
318
Wickets Taken
15
Bowling Average
26.13
Best Bowling
3 for 13
Economy Rate
7.40
Five Wickets
0
Ten Wickets
0
Catches
7

English Specsavers County Championship Division One 2016

Batting
Games
7
Innings Batted
10
Runs Scored
180
Batting Average
20.00
Not Out
1
Fifties Scored
0
Hundreds Scored
1
Highest Runs Scored
102
Balls Faced
274
Fours Scored
14
Sixes Scored
2
Strike Rate
65.69
Bowling
Innings Bowled
13
Total Overs Bowled
203.4
Total Balls Bowled
1222
Wickets Taken
22
Bowling Average
27.91
Best Bowling
4 for 45
Economy Rate
3.01
Five Wickets
0
Ten Wickets
0
Catches
3

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