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Eric Hollies

The smiling spoilsport

He may be remembered for one delivery, but there was rather more to the Falstaff-like Warwickshire leggie born 98 years ago today

Cricinfo staff

The man who denied Don Bradman a career average of 100

Eric Hollies's cap fails to sell at auction

The cap belonging to Eric Hollies, who bowled Don Bradman for a duck in his final Test match at The Oval in 1948, has failed to sell at auction in Melbourne

ESPNcricinfo staff

June 2005

The jolliest party pooper

Eric Hollies is best known for keeping Bradman's Test average under 100 but being an unwitting spoilsport belies the truth of a smiling leggie


Eric Hollies

HOLLIES, WILLIAM ERIC, who died suddenly on April 16, 1981, aged 68, was almost the last of the long line of leg-break and googly bowlers who played such a notable part for 50 years in English cricket


Eric Hollies

When Donald Bradman walked to the wicket at Kennington Oval in August 1948, to play his last Test innings before retirement, he received one of the most tumultuous receptions known in cricket