Full name Trevor Victor Hohns
Born January 23, 1954, Nundah, Brisbane, Queensland
Current age 61 years 93 days
Major teams Australia, Queensland
Playing role Bowler
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Legbreak googly
|Test debut||Australia v West Indies at Sydney, Jan 26-30, 1989 scorecard|
|Last Test||England v Australia at The Oval, Aug 24-29, 1989 scorecard|
|First-class span||1972/73 - 1990/91|
|List A span||1972/73 - 1990/91|
Largely unheralded when he made his Test debut at 34, Trevor 'Cracka' Hohns played a handy role in the Ashes-winning 1989 squad, chipping in with some useful wickets, notably Ian Botham in the fourth Test at Old Trafford, bowled for a duck as he missed a charging hoick. But ageing, innocuous spinners were ten-a-penny in Australian cricket in those days, and the selectors - whose ranks Hohns would later join - went back to the likes of Greg Matthews and the two Peters, Sleep and Taylor, before Shane Warne wobbled on to the scene a few years later. A rebel tourist who made two playing trips to South Africa in the mid-1980s, he later captained Queensland in his final season of first-class cricket in 1990-91. However, he made his greatest impact as a selector, particularly during a decade as chairman, and was in charge for Australia's record breaking that included 16 Test wins in succession and the 1999 and 2003 World Cups. A generally quiet man who made regular tough decisions - he ended the careers of Ian Healy and Mark Waugh and stripped Steve Waugh of the one-day captaincy before each player felt they were ready - he retired in 2006 to focus on his sporting goods business.
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