Billy Stelling

Billy Stelling

Billy Stelling

INTL CAREER: 2006 - 2007

Full Name

William Frederick Stelling


June 30, 1969, Johannesburg, Transvaal


51y 350d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm fast medium


Michaelhouse, St Stithian's, UCT


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

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
List A63502585676*34.2403250
List A6328062039745/305/3027.554.3537.90010
Billy Stelling at the ICC's High Performance Centre
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Billy Stelling jumps for joy after scalping Navdeep Poonia early in the piece against Scotland
Billy Stelling runs to his captain of the day, Jeroen Smits, after picking up a wicket
Billy Stelling gets another! This time it's Gavin Hamilton who has to head back to the pavilion
Dougie Brown gets a good one early on, and is trapped in front of the stumps
Billy Stelling is over the moon, and he certainly had plenty of reason to celebrate against Scotland
Netherlands celebrate the wicket of AB de Villiers in the very first over