Sam Wells      

Full name Sam Raymond Wells

Born July 13, 1984

Current age 30 years 104 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 46 72 9 2196 115* 34.85 4111 53.41 3 17 301 22 13 0
List A 21 20 0 469 81 23.45 539 87.01 0 4 45 12 8 0
Twenty20 15 9 2 71 16 10.14 71 100.00 0 0 6 2 7 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 46 73 5393 3122 88 5/26 7/102 35.47 3.47 61.2 2 3 0
List A 21 19 696 681 17 5/41 5/41 40.05 5.87 40.9 0 1 0
Twenty20 15 4 42 51 1 1/15 1/15 51.00 7.28 42.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class debut Central Districts v Otago at Napier, Nov 12-15, 2007 scorecard
Last First-class Auckland v Otago at Dunedin, Feb 16-19, 2014 scorecard
List A debut Northern Districts v Otago at Whangarei, Jan 11, 2009 scorecard
Last List A Otago v Central Districts at Dunedin, Mar 26, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Wellington v Otago at Wellington, Dec 4, 2010 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Otago v Wellington at Dunedin, Jan 8, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1/28, 20 Otago v Ireland XI Lincoln 23 Oct 2014 Other OD
38, 1/69 Otago v Scotland Lincoln 22 Oct 2014 Other OD
1, 0/25 Otago v Central D Dunedin 26 Mar 2014 LA
2/50, 30 Otago v Auckland Auckland 23 Mar 2014 LA
0, 5/41 Otago v Auckland Invercargill 19 Mar 2014 LA
7, 0/50 Otago v Canterbury Dunedin 12 Mar 2014 LA
1/58, 50 Otago v Wellington Wellington 9 Mar 2014 LA
18, 1/145, 20 Otago v Auckland Dunedin 16 Feb 2014 FC
2/54, 0/88, 19 Otago v Central D Nelson 7 Feb 2014 FC
1/98, 79, 0/39 Otago v Auckland Auckland 30 Jan 2014 FC
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
Auckland v Canterbury at Auckland - Mar 31, 2013
Auckland won by 3 wickets (with 149 balls remaining)
Canterbury v Wellington at Christchurch - Mar 27, 2013
Canterbury won by 61 runs
Auckland v Canterbury at Hamilton - Mar 24, 2013
Auckland won by 128 runs
Wellington v Northern D at Wellington - Mar 24, 2013
Wellington won by 8 wickets (with 164 balls remaining)
Canterbury v Central D at Christchurch - Mar 20, 2013
Canterbury won by 156 runs
Otago v Auckland at Dunedin - Mar 20, 2013
Otago won by 6 wickets (with 27 balls remaining)
Wellington v Northern D at Wellington - Mar 20, 2013
Wellington won by 106 runs
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