Albert van der Merwe (born 1 June 1979) is a South African-born Irish cricketer. Van der Merwe is right-handed batsman who bowls right-arm off break and who played international cricket for Ireland. He was born in Bellville, Cape Province. He was educated at Huguenot High School, Wellington, Cape Province. Van der Merwe captained the North West University (Pukke) (formerly known as Potchefstroomse Universiteit) to their maiden SA University title in 2001. He was also part of the 2001 side that won the South African National Club Championships. Van der Merwe has played cricket for Irish club sides Derriaghy, The Hills and YMCA CC. Van der Merwe announced his retirement from international cricket in 2013. He is currently head coach of Leinster Lightning, one of 3 interprovincial teams in the Irish Domestic First Class set up.
|Full name||Albert van der Merwe|
|Born||1 June 1979|
Bellville, Cape Province,
|Bowling||Right-arm off break|
|ODI debut (cap 36)||9 July 2010 v Netherlands|
|Last ODI||20 September 2011 v Canada|
Source: CricketArchive, 28 May 2013
Van der Merwe was selected in Ireland's 15-man squad for the 2011 World Cup, but did not play in the tournament. In January 2012 Cricket Ireland increased the number of player contracts to 23 across three categories, and van der Merwe was given a category C contract.
- List A Matches played by Albert van der Merwe
- "One-Day International Matches played by Albert van der Merwe". Archived from the original on 2012-11-04. Retrieved 2017-10-29.
- ESPNcricinfo staff (19 January 2011), Ireland pick Ed Joyce for World Cup, Cricinfo, retrieved 2011-01-27
- Hopps, David (24 January 2012), Ireland map out path to Tests, Cricinfo, retrieved 2012-02-02
- "Former Irish international van der Merwe appointed Talent Pathway Manager". Cricket Ireland. Retrieved 11 April 2019.