[caption id="attachment_688863" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-688863" alt="Roelof van der Merwe Getty Images" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Van-de.jpg" width="628" height="355" /> Roelof van der Merwe Getty Images[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/Somerset" target="_blank">Somerset </a>all-rounder <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/Roelof-van-der-Merwe" target="_blank">Roelof van der Merwe</a> has signed a two-year contract extension that will keep him at the English county side until the end of the 2019 season. The 33-year-old, who has represented South Africa and the Netherlands at international level, began his second spell with the county in 2016. Van der Merwe averaged 70 in the domestic 50-over competition last year after kicking off the campaign with 165 not out from only 122 balls against Surrey. <p></p> <p></p>"I'm thoroughly enjoying my time at Somerset and I'm really looking forward to the next two years. This is a great place to play your cricket and I genuinely feel that we could be on the brink of something special," van der Merwe said. <p></p> <p></p>Somerset director of cricket Andy Hurry said, "During his time with the club Roelof has made a number of significant contributions with the bat, the ball and with his dynamic fielding. He relishes being in the battle and he has the ability to change the momentum of a game."