New Zealand star becomes the 17th Cuckfield player to play Test cricket

New Zealand's Will Somerville has made his Test debut, becoming the 17th Cuckfield cricketer to play at the highest level of the game.

Thursday, 13th December 2018, 9:14 am
Updated Wednesday, 9th January 2019, 8:21 am
Will Somerville batting for Cuckfield in 2009 season. Picture courtesy of David Reid

Somerville, 34, was called up for the third Test against Pakistan. The Wellington-born off-spinner was drafted into the squad as a replacement after an injury to leg spinner Todd Astle.

He missed out on the first two Tests but was selected for the deciding third Test which the Kiwis won by 123 runs, securing a 2-1 series win.

SEE ALSO Could another former Cuckfield Cricket Club player go on to play Test cricket? | Cuckfield sign Adelaide Strikers star as overseas player for 2019 | Cuckfield sign Big Bash League winner as overseas for 2018Somerville scored 4 and 12 with the bat and took 3-52 and 4-75 with the ball. The Kiwi took 35 wickets and scored 345 runs for Cuckfield in the 2009 season.

Will Somerville bowling for Cuckfield in 2009 season. Picture courtesy of David Reid

Fellow New Zealander was the 16th player when he arrived at Cuckfield in 2017, South African Keshav Maharaj, who played for Cuckfield in 2013, was the 15th.