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.

Specsavers County Championship Division One 2019

Batting
Games
4
Innings Batted
6
Runs Scored
132
Batting Average
26.40
Not Out
1
Fifties Scored
1
Hundreds Scored
0
Highest Runs Scored
60
Balls Faced
171
Fours Scored
9
Sixes Scored
6
Strike Rate
77.19
Bowling
Innings Bowled
6
Total Overs Bowled
66.5
Total Balls Bowled
401
Wickets Taken
10
Bowling Average
17.70
Best Bowling
4 for 41
Economy Rate
2.65
Five Wickets
0
Ten Wickets
0
Catches
7

Royal London One-Day Cup 2019

Batting
Games
11
Innings Batted
8
Runs Scored
145
Batting Average
20.71
Not Out
1
Fifties Scored
0
Hundreds Scored
0
Highest Runs Scored
38
Balls Faced
141
Fours Scored
10
Sixes Scored
4
Strike Rate
102.84
Bowling
Innings Bowled
10
Total Overs Bowled
73.1
Total Balls Bowled
439
Wickets Taken
11
Bowling Average
36.09
Best Bowling
3 for 29
Economy Rate
5.43
Five Wickets
0
Ten Wickets
0
Catches
12

Vitality Blast 2019

Batting
Games
13
Innings Batted
8
Runs Scored
45
Batting Average
7.50
Not Out
2
Fifties Scored
0
Hundreds Scored
0
Highest Runs Scored
17
Balls Faced
43
Fours Scored
3
Sixes Scored
1
Strike Rate
104.65
Bowling
Innings Bowled
13
Total Overs Bowled
46.0
Total Balls Bowled
276
Wickets Taken
15
Bowling Average
25.80
Best Bowling
5 for 32
Economy Rate
8.41
Five Wickets
1
Ten Wickets
0
Catches
7

Specsavers County Championship Division One 2018

Batting
Games
1
Innings Batted
1
Runs Scored
0
Batting Average
0.00
Not Out
0
Fifties Scored
0
Hundreds Scored
0
Highest Runs Scored
0
Balls Faced
3
Fours Scored
0
Sixes Scored
0
Strike Rate
0.00
Bowling
Innings Bowled
2
Total Overs Bowled
51.0
Total Balls Bowled
306
Wickets Taken
5
Bowling Average
28.60
Best Bowling
4 for 138
Economy Rate
2.80
Five Wickets
0
Ten Wickets
0

Vitality Blast 2018

Batting
Games
16
Innings Batted
10
Runs Scored
118
Batting Average
59.00
Not Out
8
Fifties Scored
0
Hundreds Scored
0
Highest Runs Scored
34
Balls Faced
68
Fours Scored
13
Sixes Scored
4
Strike Rate
173.53
Bowling
Innings Bowled
16
Total Overs Bowled
58.3
Total Balls Bowled
351
Wickets Taken
12
Bowling Average
41.83
Best Bowling
2 for 26
Economy Rate
8.58
Five Wickets
0
Ten Wickets
0
Catches
10
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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