Caddick has been a valuable member of the England squad in both forms of the game, making 62 Test and 54 one-day international appearances.
He retired from ODI cricket following the 2003 World Cup and a back injury, plus the subsequent form of the likes of Stephen Harmison and Matthew Hoggard, means he has not featured for the Test side since the Ashes series earlier that winter.
He took 234 wickets in Test cricket, placing him seventh in England’s all-time standings, and was chosen as one of Wisden’s five cricketers of the year in 2001.
Perhaps his finest performance was his explosive spell of bowling against West Indies at Lord’s in 2000 when he claimed 5-16 in 13 overs as the tourists were skittled for just 54.
A New Zealander by birth, Caddick modelled his bowling action on Sir Richard Hadlee and during the peak of his career he formed a potent opening bowling partnership with Darren Gough.
He is part of the furniture at Taunton and signed a new four-year contract in 2004.
He enjoyed another successful season in 2005 with 54 wickets in first class cricket and he was also a regular in the Sabres side which won the Twenty20 Cup.
He helped Somerset to the 2007 LV County Championship Division Two title with 70 first-class wickets and also played a crucial role in promotion in NatWest Pro40.
Caddick's 2008 season was largely overshadowed by injury.
Having been awarded a benifit year in 1999, Caddick was rewarded with a testimonial year in 2009 having served Somerset for 20 years.
At the age of 40 in August 2009 the seamer announced his planned retirement at the end of the season during Somerset's LV= County Championship game at Taunton against Nottinghamshire.