Ben Hollioake

Country: England
Born: November 11, 1977, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Fast medium
Died: March 23, 2002, Perth, Western Australia, Australia, (aged 24y 132d)

Ben Hollioake Bio

Benjamin Caine Hollioake, known as Ben Hollioake, was an English cricket player who captivated fans and teammates alike with his exceptional talent and infectious personality. Born on November 11, 1977, in Melbourne, Australia, Ben moved to England with his family at a young age and quickly developed a passion for cricket.

From the start, it was clear that Ben possessed an innate gift for the sport. He made his debut for England at just 19 years old, becoming the youngest Test player since Brian Close. His inclusion in the team was a testament to his pure talent, as he had played only a handful of county and one-day games prior to his selection.

Ben’s first international appearance was nothing short of extraordinary. Facing off against Australia at Lord’s in 1997, the young all-rounder showcased his immense potential by scoring a stunning 63 off just 48 balls. His performance earned him the Man of the Match award and solidified his status as an up-and-coming star in English cricket.

Despite his early success, Ben’s career was not without its challenges. The 1997 Ashes series proved to be a testing ground for the talented player, as he struggled to maintain his form against Australia’s formidable bowling attack. However, he remained a vital member of the team, contributing with both bat and ball whenever he was given the opportunity.

Ben formed a formidable partnership with his older brother Adam, who also played for Surrey and captained England. Together, they brought a sense of excitement and flair to the game, exemplifying the spirit of sibling rivalry and camaraderie. Their close bond was evident both on and off the field, and their success with Surrey helped the team secure multiple championships.

Tragically, Ben’s promising career was cut short when he passed away at the age of 24 in a car accident. His death sent shockwaves through the cricketing world, with players from both England and Australia mourning the loss of a true talent. The England captain, Nasser Hussain, even flew from a Test series in New Zealand to attend Ben’s funeral, a testament to the impact he had on his teammates and competitors.

Ben Hollioake will forever be remembered as a supremely gifted cricketer with an exuberant personality. His graceful batting, athletic fielding, and medium-pace bowling endeared him to fans and made him a joy to watch. While his untimely death prevented him from reaching his full potential, his contributions to the game will not be forgotten. Ben will always be remembered as a shining star that burned brightly but all too briefly in the world of cricket.

Ben Hollioake Career Stats

Ben Hollioake Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 2 4 0 44 28 11 118 37.28 0 0 6 0 2 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 20 17 2 309 63 20.6 381 81.1 0 2 34 3 6 0
FC 75 114 6 2794 163 25.87 - - 3 14 - - 68 0
List A 136 115 12 2481 98 24.08 - - 0 14 - - 44 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Ben Hollioake Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 2 4 252 199 4 2/105 2/83 49.75 4.73 63 0 0 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 20 17 642 532 8 2/37 2/37 66.5 4.97 80.2 0 0 0
FC 75 - 7293 4215 126 5/51 - 33.45 3.46 57.8 - 1 0
List A 136 - 4833 4008 142 5/10 5/10 28.22 4.97 34 1 1 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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