Chris Hollins

Country: England
Born: March 20, 1971, Bromley, Kent
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Offbreak

Chris Hollins Bio

Christopher Jonathan Hollins, commonly known as Chris Hollins, was born on March 20, 1971, in England. Coming from a family with a strong sporting background, it was no surprise that Hollins would excel in the world of cricket.

Growing up with his father, John, who played for England, and his uncle, David, who turned out for Wales, Hollins was exposed to the game from an early age. He quickly developed a passion for cricket and displayed immense talent in various sports. In addition to cricket, he also showed potential in football, spending short periods with Charlton, Queens Park Rangers, and Aldershot Town.

Hollins’ cricketing journey began at Durham University, where he played for the University cricket team. His skills and dedication caught the attention of selectors, earning him a position in the university’s first-class team. After completing his education at Durham, Hollins pursued further academic endeavors at Oxford University, where he continued playing cricket alongside his post-graduate studies.

During his time at Oxford, Hollins made eight first-class appearances, making a strong impression as an offspinner. He had an impressive debut, taking four wickets, but it was with his batting performances that his abilities truly shone. Hollins smashed a brilliant 68 while batting at No. 7 against Leicestershire, showcasing his potential as a valuable all-rounder. He followed up with a remarkable innings of 76 against Worcestershire and concluded his stint at Oxford by scoring a magnificent 131 in the drawn Varsity match.

Despite his success in cricket, Hollins gained more recognition outside the realm of the sport. In addition to his cricketing pursuits, he embarked on a career as a television presenter. After starting with Sky Sports, he joined the BBC in 1999 and became a prominent figure in the broadcasting industry.

In 2009, Hollins made headlines by participating in and winning the popular dance competition show, Strictly Come Dancing. His victory made him the third first-class cricketer to achieve this feat, following in the footsteps of Darren Gough in 2005 and Mark Ramprakash a year later. This accomplishment not only showcased his sporting versatility but also demonstrated his immense determination and ability to succeed in different fields.

While Hollins continued playing cricket at the club and representative levels, his broadcasting career thrived. He became a familiar face on television, renowned for his charisma, knowledge, and enthusiasm for sports. Hollins provided insightful commentary and analysis, further solidifying his reputation as an esteemed presenter.

Chris Hollins’ cricketing and broadcasting journeys have been intertwined, allowing him to leave a lasting impact on both spheres. His success on the field, as well as his achievements as a television personality, have cemented his place in the annals of English cricket and broadcasting history.

Chris Hollins Career Stats

Chris Hollins Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
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FC 8 10 2 415 131 51.87 - - 1 2 - - 6 0
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Chris Hollins Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
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FC 8 - 1419 890 19 4/64 - 46.84 3.76 74.6 - 0 0
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