Full name William Frederick Stelling
Born June 30, 1969, Johannesburg, Transvaal
Current age 47 years 269 days
Major teams Netherlands, Berkshire, Boland, Leicestershire, Western Province
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
Education Michaelhouse, St Stithian's, UCT
|ODI debut||Netherlands v Sri Lanka at Amstelveen, Jul 4, 2006 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Netherlands v Scotland at Belfast, Jul 13, 2007 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Netherlands v Bermuda at Pretoria, Nov 21-24, 2006 scorecard|
|List A debut||1991/92|
|Last List A||Netherlands v Scotland at Belfast, Jul 13, 2007 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|0/7||Netherlands||v Scotland||Belfast||13 Jul 2007||ODI # 2602|
|1/21, 10*||Netherlands||v Ireland||Belfast||11 Jul 2007||ODI # 2600|
|4, 0/21||Netherlands||v West Indies||Dublin||10 Jul 2007||ODI # 2599|
|7, 2/47||Netherlands||v Canada||Toronto||3 Jul 2007||ODI # 2596|
|3/12||Netherlands||v Scotland||Basseterre||22 Mar 2007||ODI # 2549|
|1/43, 1*||Netherlands||v South Africa||Basseterre||16 Mar 2007||ODI # 2537|
|0/15, 0||Netherlands||v Kenya||Florence Hall||8 Mar 2007||Other|
|0/33, 0*||Netherlands||v India||Florence Hall||6 Mar 2007||Other|
|2/41, 44||Netherlands||v Scotland||Nairobi (Jaff)||2 Feb 2007||ODI # 2500|
|24, 0/23||Netherlands||v Kenya||Nairobi (Gym)||31 Jan 2007||ODI # 2496|
Known as something of a rebel in his younger days, Billy Stelling, a Cape Town-born allrounder, mellowed after a spate of injuries threatened to derail his career altogether. He played for Western Province and the Boland, but from the mid 1990s his career was based in Europe. He had a spell with Leicestershire, making only one first-class outing when he took 5 for 49 against Kent in 2000. He turned out for Berkshire in the Minor Counties Championship and also had spells with East Lancashire and Rawtenstall in the Lancashire League.
He first played for Netherlands in 1995 and was on the fringes of the one-day side for much of the next decade, never quite able to hold down a regular place. A good finisher in the one day game, coming in at No. 6 or 7, he was considered a placer of the ball but was capable of playing big innings.
He announced his retirement from the first-class game after the 2007 World Cup - hardly earth-shattering news as he had played only one such match in seven years - but while he expressed a desire to continue playing ODIs, at 38, time appeared to be against him.
Alan Curr May 2007
Three days ahead of the fourth Test, the surface at the HPCA Stadium wore a smattering of grass. Will that, or Mohammed Shami's availability, subject to fitness, change India's combination?
Stats highlights from the fourth day in Ranchi, where Cheteshwar Pujara batted for ages and the Australians toiled like they haven't had to in many years
Did Virat Kohli get his tactics right on the final day in Ranchi? Going by his fast bowlers' lines and R Ashwin's late introduction, the Indian captain took a few puzzling calls
For the third time this home season, the team took the lead after its opposition put up 400 batting first but the Ranchi effort was special
Also, which players have the most half-centuries without ever having made a hundred?
South Africa are set to play 14 Tests in nine months soon, so both fast bowlers, despite being sent home from New Zealand, should not lose hope
This Bangladesh are crazy if they think they can beat Sri Lanka in their own den. Right?
Under duress again, Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim forged a match-winning partnership and contributed in the second innings to help Bangladesh create history