William Somerville

WilliamSomerville 37 yrs

New Zealand

Born:Aug 9, 1984Wadestown, Wellington
Height:6 ft 4 in
batting style
Right Handed
bowling style
Right-arm off-break

Recent form

BattingBowling

0(26)

vs IND

Test

36(110)

vs IND

Test

6(52)

vs IND

Test

59(54)

vs WEL

F.Class

5(12)

vs WEL

F.Class

5(30)

vs CAN

F.Class

23(63)

vs OTG

F.Class

9(32)

vs NK

F.Class

9(12)

vs CAN

F.Class

0(5)

vs CAN

F.Class

Bio

Batting Career

FormatMatchesInningsNORunSRAvgHS100s/50s200s4s/6s
Test58211425.0019.00400/009/0

Bowling Career

FormatMatchesInningsWicketsSRAvg5 WktBFEco
Test5101586.1339.0007/1272.72

Teams Played For

New Zealand, New South Wales, Sydney Sixers, Auckland, New Zealand A

William's Bio

A classical right-arm off-break bowler, William Somerville is a professional cricketer for the Blackcaps. Born in Wellington, he moved to Australia as a child and played junior cricket for the Eastern Suburbs in Sydney before he headed to New Zealand to complete his higher studies. 

Somerville made his first-class debut for Dunedin-based Otago back in 2005. He later moved back to Australia to play Grade Cricket in Sydney and earned a callup from New South Wales in 2014. However, opportunities were limited as he was competing with the likes of Nathan Lyon and Steven O’Keefe.

The 37-year old spinner had a breakout season in 2016-17, picking up 35 wickets in seven Sheffield Sheild matches and received his maiden call-up from New Zealand’s Test side. In June 2018, Somerville asked NSW to release him from his contract so he could feature for the Blackcaps. He finally, made his much-awaited Test debut against Pakistan on December 3rd, 2018 in Abu Dhabi. He was sensational on his debut scalping 4 wickets for 75 runs in just his first innings at the highest level.

At the age of 37, the veteran earned another call-up from his country to tour the Indians in November 2021. A towering off-spinner with a symphonic action who is capable of tying the batters with tight lines, Somerville is in the twilight of his career and would be hoping to end it on a high.

(As of November 2021)