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.

LV= Insurance County Championship 2021

Batting
Games
4
Innings Batted
4
Runs Scored
212
Batting Average
53.00
Not Out
0
Fifties Scored
2
Hundreds Scored
0
Highest Runs Scored
88
Balls Faced
309
Fours Scored
24
Sixes Scored
5
Strike Rate
68.61
Bowling
Innings Bowled
5
Total Overs Bowled
80.0
Total Balls Bowled
480
Wickets Taken
7
Bowling Average
31.57
Best Bowling
4 for 54
Economy Rate
2.76
Five Wickets
0
Ten Wickets
0
Catches
3

Vitality Blast 2021

Batting
Games
4
Innings Batted
4
Runs Scored
40
Batting Average
13.33
Not Out
1
Fifties Scored
0
Hundreds Scored
0
Highest Runs Scored
25
Balls Faced
29
Fours Scored
4
Sixes Scored
1
Strike Rate
137.93
Bowling
Innings Bowled
4
Total Overs Bowled
15.4
Total Balls Bowled
94
Wickets Taken
4
Bowling Average
30.75
Best Bowling
3 for 20
Economy Rate
7.85
Five Wickets
0
Ten Wickets
0
Catches
3

Vitality Blast 2020

Batting
Games
9
Innings Batted
6
Runs Scored
127
Batting Average
42.33
Not Out
3
Fifties Scored
0
Hundreds Scored
0
Highest Runs Scored
41
Balls Faced
72
Fours Scored
10
Sixes Scored
5
Strike Rate
176.39
Bowling
Innings Bowled
9
Total Overs Bowled
29.0
Total Balls Bowled
174
Wickets Taken
3
Bowling Average
69.67
Best Bowling
2 for 15
Economy Rate
7.21
Five Wickets
0
Ten Wickets
0
Catches
4

Bob Willis Trophy 2020

Batting
Games
4
Innings Batted
6
Runs Scored
57
Batting Average
11.40
Not Out
1
Fifties Scored
0
Hundreds Scored
0
Highest Runs Scored
30
Balls Faced
108
Fours Scored
6
Sixes Scored
1
Strike Rate
52.78
Bowling
Innings Bowled
1
Total Overs Bowled
6.0
Total Balls Bowled
36
Wickets Taken
1
Bowling Average
8.00
Best Bowling
1 for 8
Economy Rate
1.33
Five Wickets
0
Ten Wickets
0
Catches
4
Batting - First Class Matches
11
Batting - First Class Innings
16
Batting - First Class Not Outs
1
Batting - First Class Runs
213
Batting - First Class HS
102*
Batting - First Class Average
14.20
Batting - First Class Fifties
0
Batting - First Class Hundreds
1
Fielding - First Class Catches
5
Batting - List A Matches
25
Batting - List A Innings
22
Batting - List A Not Outs
7
Batting - List A Runs
660
Batting - List A HS
165*
Batting - List A Average
44
Batting - List A Fifties
3
Batting - List A Hundreds
1
Fielding - List A Catches
17
Batting - T20 Matches
54
Batting - T20 Innings
42
Batting - T20 Not Outs
19
Batting - T20 Runs
835
Batting - T20 HS
89*
Batting - T20 Average
36.30
Batting - T20 Fifties
4
Fielding - T20 Catches
27
Bowling - First Class Overs
323.2
Bowling - First Class Maidens
70
Bowling - First Class Runs Conceded
946
Bowling - First Class Wickets
38
Bowling - First Class Best
4-22
Bowling - First Class Average
24.89
Bowling - First Class 5WI
0
Bowling - First Class 10WM
0
Bowling - List A Overs
167.2
Bowling - List A Maidens
2
Bowling - List A Runs Conceded
994
Bowling - List A Wickets
31
Bowling - List A Best
3-21
Bowling - List A Average
32.06
Bowling - Lita A 5WI
0
Bowling - T20 Overs
184.3
Bowling - T20 Maidens
0
Bowling - T20 Runs Conceded
1416
Bowling - T20 Wickets
43
Bowling - T20 Best
3-16
Bowling - T20 Average
32.93

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