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.

In 2018 Roelof again contributed well in white ball cricket, playing all games in each format and topping the batting averages in the Vitality Blast. His bowling and fielding performances were again of the highest standard. In September 2018 Roelof was awarded his County Cap by Somerset legend Roy Kerslake.

 

Roelof has continued to make an impact for Somerset in all three formats, taking 171 wickets for the club and scoring over 2500 runs.

LV= Insurance County Championship Division One 2022

Batting
Games
1
Innings Batted
2
Runs Scored
28
Batting Average
14.00
Not Out
0
Fifties Scored
0
Hundreds Scored
0
Highest Runs Scored
28
Balls Faced
69
Fours Scored
4
Sixes Scored
0
Strike Rate
40.58
Bowling
Innings Bowled
1
Total Overs Bowled
12.0
Total Balls Bowled
72
Wickets Taken
1
Bowling Average
39.00
Best Bowling
1 for 39
Economy Rate
3.25
Five Wickets
0
Ten Wickets
0

LV= Insurance County Championship 2021

Batting
Games
6
Innings Batted
8
Runs Scored
241
Batting Average
30.12
Not Out
0
Fifties Scored
2
Hundreds Scored
0
Highest Runs Scored
88
Balls Faced
339
Fours Scored
28
Sixes Scored
5
Strike Rate
71.09
Bowling
Innings Bowled
7
Total Overs Bowled
96.1
Total Balls Bowled
577
Wickets Taken
8
Bowling Average
30.12
Best Bowling
4 for 54
Economy Rate
2.51
Five Wickets
0
Ten Wickets
0
Catches
4

Vitality Blast 2021

Batting
Games
7
Innings Batted
6
Runs Scored
46
Batting Average
9.20
Not Out
1
Fifties Scored
0
Hundreds Scored
0
Highest Runs Scored
25
Balls Faced
37
Fours Scored
4
Sixes Scored
1
Strike Rate
124.32
Bowling
Innings Bowled
7
Total Overs Bowled
27.4
Total Balls Bowled
166
Wickets Taken
11
Bowling Average
18.09
Best Bowling
4 for 27
Economy Rate
7.19
Five Wickets
0
Ten Wickets
0
Catches
4
Batting - First Class Matches
25
Batting - First Class Innings
36
Batting - First Class Not Outs
2
Batting - First Class Runs
643
Batting - First Class HS
102*
Batting - First Class Average
18.91
Batting - First Class Fifties
3
Batting - First Class Hundreds
1
Fielding - First Class Catches
20
Batting - List A Matches
36
Batting - List A Innings
30
Batting - List A Not Outs
8
Batting - List A Runs
805
Batting - List A HS
165*
Batting - List A Average
36.59
Batting - List A Fifties
3
Batting - List A Hundreds
1
Fielding - List A Catches
29
Batting - T20 Matches
83
Batting - T20 Innings
62
Batting - T20 Not Outs
25
Batting - T20 Runs
1053
Batting - T20 HS
89*
Batting - T20 Average
28.46
Batting - T20 Fifties
4
Fielding - T20 Catches
42
Bowling - First Class Overs
492.2
Bowling - First Class Maidens
119
Bowling - First Class Runs Conceded
1372
Bowling - First Class Wickets
57
Bowling - First Class Best
4-22
Bowling - First Class Average
24.07
Bowling - First Class 5WI
0
Bowling - First Class 10WM
0
Bowling - List A Overs
240.3
Bowling - List A Maidens
4
Bowling - List A Runs Conceded
1391
Bowling - List A Wickets
42
Bowling - List A Best
3-21
Bowling - List A Average
33.12
Bowling - List A 5WI
0
Bowling - T20 Overs
284.1
Bowling - T20 Maidens
0
Bowling - T20 Runs Conceded
2211
Bowling - T20 Wickets
72
Bowling - T20 Best
5-32
Bowling - T20 Average
30.71
Bowling - T20 5W
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