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Eric Hollies      

Full name William Eric Hollies

Born June 5, 1912, Old Hill, Staffordshire

Died April 16, 1981, Chinley, Derbyshire (aged 68 years 315 days)

Major teams England, Warwickshire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak googly

William Eric Hollies
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 13 15 8 37 18* 5.28 0 0 0 2 0
First-class 515 616 282 1673 47 5.00 0 0 178 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 13 22 3554 1332 44 7/50 8/133 30.27 2.24 80.7 0 5 0
First-class 515 130625 48656 2323 10/49 20.94 2.23 56.2 182 40
Career statistics
Test debut West Indies v England at Bridgetown, Jan 8-10, 1935 scorecard
Last Test England v West Indies at Nottingham, Jul 20-25, 1950 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1932 - 1957
Profile

Wisden obituary
It was a great enough distinction to have bowled Don Bradman for a duck in his final Test innings, yet to remember Eric Hollies for that alone would be like seeing Chaplin as no more than a tramp who once made a dramatic meal of a boot. William Eric Hollies, who was born at Old Hill, Staffs on June 5, 1912 and died on April 17, 1981, aged 68, served Warwickshire from 1932 until 1957, by which time his steady legspinners and topspinners, with the occasional googly, had claimed 2201 wickets for the county, and 2323 in all first-class cricket. These aggregates were considerably higher than the runs he made. His batting, a perennial joke, brought him a career-highest of 47 in over 600 innings. He did once, though, help save a Test against South Africa, with an obstinate last-wicket stand with Jack Martin.

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Aug 13, 2006

The cap worn by Eric Hollies when he dismissed Don Bradman for a duck in his final Test match. It is to be auctioned on August 16, 2006, in Australia

The cap worn by Eric Hollies when he dismissed Don Bradman for a duck in his final Test match

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Aug 16, 1948

Eric Hollies bowls, England v Australia, 5th Test, The Oval, 2nd day, August 16, 1948

Eric Hollies bowls

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Jun 1, 1948

Eric Hollies, June 1, 1948

Eric Hollies

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1955

Country Fixtures Country Results
Durham v Warwickshire at Chester-le-Street - Aug 23-26
Durham 207 Warwickshire 315/7 (108 ov)
Glamorgan v Sussex at Cardiff - Aug 23-26
Glamorgan 252 & 50/1 (19 ov) Sussex 283
Gloucs v Kent at Bristol - Aug 23-26
Gloucs 221 Kent 346/4 (82 ov)
Leics v Essex at Leicester - Aug 23-26
Leics 238 Essex 368/8 (103 ov)
Somerset v Hampshire at Taunton - Aug 23-26
Hampshire 338 Somerset 257/5 (71.2 ov)
Surrey v Lancashire at The Oval - Aug 23-26
Lancashire 287 Surrey 354/6 (113 ov)
Worcs v Northants at Worcester - Aug 23-26
Northants 551 Worcs 153/1 (40 ov)
Yorkshire v Notts at Scarborough - Aug 23-26
Yorkshire 282 & 200/4 (61 ov) Notts 94
1st ODI: England v Pakistan at Southampton - Aug 24
England won by 44 runs (D/L method)
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