Adam John Hollioake

England Adam John Hollioake

Plays for England
Age 48 years 217 days
Born September 5, 1971, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Batting Style Right-hand bat
Bowling Style Right-arm medium
What Adam Hollioake lacked in ability, he made up for with attitude. He was a natural leader, encouraged his Surrey side to get up the opposition's noses, and relished a scrap. His batting was more artisan than artiste but he was strong square of the wicket and possessed a tasty cover-drive. As a seamer he was more effective in the one-day game, where his hard-to-pick knuckle ball fooled batsmen into playing too early. He shone with the bat in the one-day games against the 1997 Australians - even breaking into the Test team - and later that year inherited the captaincy of England's one-day side from Mike Atherton, who continued to lead in the Tests. It was an unprecedented but initially successful move as Hollioake's inexperienced squad lifted the Akai Singer Champions Trophy in Sharjah. But defeats in West Indies and at home to South Africa cost Hollioake his job. His England career appeared to be over when he was dropped after the disastrous 1999 World Cup, but was back in the selectors' thoughts ahead of the 2003 tournament. By then, however, he had suffered the heartbreak of seeing his talented younger brother, Ben, die in a car accident. Adam returned from an enforced break a more mature character and, sometimes batting like a man possessed, lifted Surrey to a poignant third Championship title in four years. At the end of the 2003 season, he embarked on a sponsored walk, cycle and sail from Scotland to Morocco to raise money for the Ben Hollioake Memorial Fund, and announced his intention to retire at the end of 2004. He came back for one match, in 2005, when he took a hat-trick in a fundraiser, and then in 2007 made an unexpected - and largely unsuccessful - return to Twenty20 cricket, playing for Essex. Lawrence Booth
Major Teams Affiliated With
England Essex Surrey

Batting Performance - as in the API

League 50 100 St Ct 6s 4s Ave HS Runs NO Inns Mat
listA 30 2 0 87 28.09 117* 5984 36 249 284
firstClass 55 18 0 157 38.74 208 9376 21 263 173
ODIs 3 0 0 13 4 46 25.25 83* 606 6 30 35
tests 0 0 0 4 1 7 10.83 45 65 0 6 4

Bowling Performance - as in the API

League 10 5w 4w Econ Ave BBM BBI Wkts Runs Balls Inns Mat
listA 0 7 18 5.41 23.25 6/17 6/17 352 8186 9074 284
firstClass 0 1 3.35 41.05 5/62 120 4927 8808 173
ODIs 0 0 2 5.06 31.84 4/23 4/23 32 1019 1208 32 35
tests 0 0 0 2.79 33.50 2/55 2/31 2 67 144 3 4
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