Full name Alexei Nicolaas Kervezee
Born September 11, 1989, Walvis Bay, Republic of South Africa (now Namibia)
Current age 27 years 345 days
Major teams Netherlands, Netherlands Under-19s, Worcestershire, Worcestershire 2nd XI
Playing role Opening batsman
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
|ODI debut||Netherlands v Sri Lanka at Amstelveen, Jul 4, 2006 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Afghanistan v Netherlands at Sharjah, Mar 31, 2012 scorecard|
|T20I debut||England v Netherlands at Lord's, Jun 5, 2009 scorecard|
|Last T20I||Ireland v Netherlands at Dubai (DSC), Mar 23, 2012 scorecard|
|First-class debut||Netherlands v Scotland at Utrecht, Jul 29-31, 2005 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Derbyshire v Worcestershire at Derby, Jun 20-23, 2016 scorecard|
|List A debut||India A v Netherlands A at Abu Dhabi, Apr 23, 2006 scorecard|
|Last List A||Worcestershire v Northamptonshire at Worcester, Jul 27, 2016 scorecard|
|T20s debut||England v Netherlands at Lord's, Jun 5, 2009 scorecard|
|Last T20s||Derbyshire v Worcestershire at Derby, Jul 22, 2016 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|6, 0/10||Worcs 2nd XI||v Durham 2nd||Burnopfield||26 Jun 2017||Other T20|
|26, 2/34||Worcs 2nd XI||v Durham 2nd||Burnopfield||26 Jun 2017||Other T20|
|74||Worcs 2nd XI||v Nthants 2nd||Holcot||20 Jun 2017||Other|
|21||Worcs 2nd XI||v Nthants 2nd||Northampton||19 Jun 2017||Other T20|
|0/19, 1||Worcs 2nd XI||v Nthants 2nd||Northampton||19 Jun 2017||Other T20|
|0, 0/7, 140||Worcs 2nd XI||v Derby 2nd XI||Stourbridge||13 Jun 2017||Other|
|1, 1/10||Worcs 2nd XI||v MCC YC||Northwood||7 Jun 2017||Other T20|
|2/19||Worcs 2nd XI||v MCC YC||Northwood||7 Jun 2017||Other T20|
|46, 0, 0/23||Worcs 2nd XI||v Lancs 2nd XI||Great Crosby||23 May 2017||Other|
|11, 0/25||Worcs 2nd XI||v Lancs 2nd XI||Neston||22 May 2017||Other OD|
When he made his first-class debut for Netherlands at just 15, it seemed Alexei Kervezee was destined for great things. A year later he was playing ODI cricket and a year after that he played in the 2007 World Cup as a 17-year-old, one of only five players to have appeared in the tournament at such a young age. Worcestershire were delighted to sign him and quietly thought of him as a long-term replacement for Graeme Hick.
But progress has proved fitful. While 2010 seemed to be a breakthrough - he played the entire Championship campaign and made 1,190 runs at 44.07 with three centuries - he endured wretched seasons in 2012 and 2013 (when he averaged just 11.33 in first-class cricket) and was unable to maintain a place in the county side.
He retired from international cricket in 2013 with a view to concentrating on his county form - a decision described as "extremely disappointing" by Netherlands officials - and enjoyed an improved 2014 season when he was the county's second highest run-scorer in a Championship campaign that helped them gain promotion.
But 2015 was disappointing. Over taken in the battle for a first-team place by younger men, he played just four Championship games and did not feature in any of the white ball games; for such a talented player, his limited-overs form - in domestic T20 in particular - is oddly modest. He finished the season working hard on his off-spin in the hope of forcing his way back into contention as an allrounder.
NBC Denis Compton Award 2010,2011