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William Somerville

Bowler

Bowls Right Arm Off-Spin

Did you know?

Somerville was working as an accountant when he was selected to make his First Class debut for NSW. 

Bowler

Bowls Right Arm Off-Spin

AGE
33
HEIGHT
CM
BORN

Wellington

COUNTRY

Australia

Australia
LOCAL CLUB

Easts Cricket Club

Bio

Will Somerville played his junior cricket in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney before heading to New Zealand for university and a shot at playing a higher level of cricket. 

He made his first-class debut for Otago against Wellington in 2005, but returned home shortly after where he re-joined the Sydney University club. 

Several impressive season's in Grade cricket and the Toyota Futures League saw Somerville called into the NSW Blues team for the start of the 2014-15 Sheffield Shield season. 

He has since proved himself a more than handy stand-in for when Test spinners Nathan Lyon and Stephen O'Keefe are unavailable, and he and O'Keefe have been used in tandem on several occasions when conditions suit. 

He is also a very handy lower order batsman and even scored a First Grade century while batting at number 10 for Sydney University.

Somerville salutes with five

NSW off-spinner Will Somerville collected 5-99 in Tasmania's first-innings of 490 in their Sheffield Shield match in Wollongong


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Sensational Somerville toils for career-best

NSW spinner Will Somerville collected a new personal record with 8-136 from 58.5 overs (2.31 runs per over) against Queensland


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Somerville's super six puts Blues on top

Will Somerville was the difference for the Blues on day three against Queensland, returning career-best figures of 6-108 from 39 overs


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