Adam Hollioake

Country: England
Born: September 05, 1971, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Medium
Playing role: Allrounder

Adam Hollioake Bio

Adam John Hollioake, born on September 5, 1971, in Melbourne, Australia, is an accomplished cricket player hailing from England. Known for his strong leadership skills and determined attitude, Hollioake made up for any lack in natural ability with his tenacity and passion for the game.

Hollioake began his cricket career primarily as a seam bowler but later showcased his prowess with the bat as well. While his batting style was more artisan than artiste, he displayed an exceptional ability to square the wicket and possessed a delightful cover-drive. His skillset as a bowler was more effective in the limited-overs format, where his deceptive knuckle ball often tricked batsmen into mistiming their shots.

In 1997, Hollioake made a significant impact in the cricketing world by excelling against the Australian team in the one-day games. His outstanding performances earned him a spot in the Test team, as well as the captaincy of England’s one-day side, taking over from Mike Atherton. This bold move proved initially successful as Hollioake led his inexperienced squad to victory in the Akai Singer Champions Trophy held in Sharjah.

However, subsequent defeats against West Indies and South Africa cost Hollioake his captaincy. He faced disappointment when he was dropped from the England squad after the disastrous 1999 World Cup. Despite this setback, Hollioake made a remarkable comeback, proving his resilience and determination to succeed.

Tragedy struck Hollioake when his younger brother, Ben, a talented cricketer himself, passed away in a car accident. This devastating event led Adam to take a break from the sport, allowing him to reflect and mature both as an individual and a cricketer. He returned to the game stronger, sometimes displaying an almost unstoppable batting prowess.

In 2003, Hollioake played a crucial role in leading Surrey to their poignant third Championship title in four years. To honor his brother’s memory and contribute to a cause close to his heart, he embarked on a challenging sponsored walk, cycle, and sail from Scotland to Morocco, raising money for the Ben Hollioake Memorial Fund. Following this incredible feat, he announced his intention to retire at the end of 2004.

Although he officially retired from professional cricket, Hollioake made a brief comeback in 2005, showcasing his skills once more in a fundraiser match where he achieved a remarkable hat-trick. In 2007, he surprised the cricketing world with another unexpected return, participating in Twenty20 cricket for Essex. However, this comeback proved largely unsuccessful.

Throughout his career, Hollioake demonstrated not only his cricketing abilities but also his unwavering determination, leadership, and resilience in the face of adversity. Despite facing personal tragedies, he remains an inspirational figure in the cricketing world and continues to be remembered as a passionate and dedicated player.

Adam Hollioake Career Stats

Adam Hollioake Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 4 6 0 65 45 10.83 158 41.13 0 0 7 1 4 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 35 30 6 606 83* 25.25 807 75.09 0 3 46 4 13 0
FC 173 263 21 9376 208 38.74 - - 18 55 - - 157 0
List A 284 249 36 5984 117* 28.09 - - 2 30 - - 87 0
T20s 22 19 6 306 65* 23.53 222 137.83 0 1 22 13 5 0

Adam Hollioake Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 4 3 144 67 2 2/31 2/55 33.5 2.79 72 0 0 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 35 32 1208 1019 32 4/23 4/23 31.84 5.06 37.7 2 0 0
FC 173 - 8808 4927 120 5/62 - 41.05 3.35 73.4 - 1 0
List A 284 - 9074 8186 352 6/17 6/17 23.25 5.41 25.7 18 7 0
T20s 22 19 385 515 40 5/21 5/21 12.87 8.02 9.6 2 2 0

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