Now, with the 20/20-vision of hindsight, he is extremely dedicated that he steps onto the pitch in September 2015 without any strains, aches or pains.
“I want to make sure about core stability, muscle strength, flexibility and the other small things.
“One aim is to add five to eight kilometres per hour.
“Having the X-factor is important. Not everybody can bowl 145 kilometres per hour.
“That doesn’t mean I forget about control,” he adds.
Williams says he is aware of the fact that he is in the queue behind senior bowlers like Dane Paterson, Beuran Hendricks and Rory Kleinveldt.
He would like to tap into their experience and learn from them.
Paterson is a superb example of a bowler who grabbed opportunities when they were presented to him, said Williams.
Paterson nipped out 42 batsmen at an excellent average of 22.54 in the domestic four-day showpiece of 2014/2015.
Other seam of fast bowlers who featured prominently in the Sunfoil Series, were Hendricks with 15 scalps (average of 31.40), Kleinveldt (12 wickets, average 38.41), Mthokozisi Shezi (struck 14 times at an average of 28.35) and Travis Miller (nine wickets in two matches).
Williams showed glimpses of his talent in a Sunfoil Series match in January against the Chevrolet Warriors at St. George’s Park in Port Elizabeth.
His three for 64 in the first innings was a standout-performance on a slow pitch which hardly offered seam bowlers much reward.
But he wants more, and Williams has promised he will work meticulously at his fitness levels to ensure he hits the ground running in 2015/2016.