Sam Wells      

Full name Sam Raymond Wells

Born July 13, 1984

Current age 30 years 296 days

Major teams New Zealand A, Otago

Playing role Middle-order batsman

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Sam Raymond Wells
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
First-class 49 75 9 2229 115* 33.77 4175 53.38 3 17 303 22 15 0
List A 31 30 1 739 93 25.48 922 80.15 0 5 74 12 9 0
Twenty20 21 15 4 160 35 14.54 151 105.96 0 0 12 5 8 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 49 77 5777 3324 90 5/26 7/102 36.93 3.45 64.1 2 3 0
List A 31 27 1106 1014 30 5/41 5/41 33.80 5.50 36.8 0 1 0
Twenty20 21 8 84 129 2 1/15 1/15 64.50 9.21 42.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class debut Central Districts v Otago at Napier, Nov 12-15, 2007 scorecard
Last First-class Wellington v Otago at Wellington, Feb 16-19, 2015 scorecard
List A debut Northern Districts v Otago at Whangarei, Jan 11, 2009 scorecard
Last List A Central Districts v Otago at New Plymouth, Jan 28, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Wellington v Otago at Wellington, Dec 4, 2010 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Otago v Northern Districts at Wellington, Nov 23, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1/42, 0, 0/36 Otago v Wellington Wellington 16 Feb 2015 FC
1/64 Otago v Central D Invercargill 6 Feb 2015 FC
2/57, 9 Otago v Central D New Plymouth 28 Jan 2015 LA
2/42, 0 Otago v Northern D Queenstown 24 Jan 2015 LA
42* Otago v Canterbury Rangiora 21 Jan 2015 LA
7, 0/56 Otago v Central D Dunedin 18 Jan 2015 LA
0 Otago v Canterbury Dunedin 14 Jan 2015 LA
2/52, 8 Otago v Wellington Wellington 10 Jan 2015 LA
1/37, 93 Otago v Northern D Mount Maunganui 4 Jan 2015 LA
0/33, 47 Otago v Auckland Auckland 2 Jan 2015 LA
Profile

Sam Wells' call-up to the New Zealand Test squad in 2012 was such a surprise that initially even his girlfriend didn't believe him. An allrounder who cemented his place in the Otago side in the 2009-10 season, Wells himself thought it would take longer for him to be elevated to the Test level. A left-hand batsman and right-arm medium-pacer, he averaged almost 60 with the bat in that breakthrough season and collected 21 wickets as well. He described his role in the team as someone who "bats around seven or eight and bowls 12-15 overs a day". He is something of a first-class specialist, and has struggled to get a sustained run in Otago's limited-overs sides. He has a law degree from Otago University, but is yet to take the bar exam.
ESPNcricinfo staff

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Nov 9, 2010

Sam Wells warms up ahead of a Plunket Shield match, Otago v  Northern Districts, Queenstown, November 9, 2010

Sam Wells warms up ahead of a Plunket Shield match

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Nov 9, 2010

Sam Wells pulls during his half-century, Otago v Northern Districts, Plunket Shield, Queenstown, 1st day, November 9, 2010

Sam Wells pulls during his half-century

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Results
Canterbury v Auckland at Auckland - Mar 26-29, 2012
Match drawn
Central D v Northern D at Napier - Mar 26-29, 2012
Central D won by 252 runs
Otago v Wellington at Dunedin - Mar 26-29, 2012
Otago won by an innings and 64 runs
Auckland v Northern D at Auckland - Mar 18-21, 2012
Match drawn
Otago v Canterbury at Dunedin - Mar 18-21, 2012
Match drawn
Wellington v Central D at Wellington - Mar 18-21, 2012
Match drawn
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