Full name Wayne John Holdsworth
Born October 5, 1968, Paddington, Sydney, New South Wales
Current age 47 years 270 days
Major teams Australians, Australia B, Australia Under-19s, Australia Young Cricketers, Hampshire 2nd XI, New South Wales, New South Wales City Under-19s, New South Wales Colts, New South Wales Second XI
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast
|First-class span||1988/89 - 1995/96|
|List A span||1989/90 - 1996/97|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|34, 0/21||ACA Masters||v Act Inv XI||Canberra||30 Nov 2008||Other T20|
|13, 0/17||ACA Masters||v Aust Indig||Brisbane||16 Nov 2008||Other T20|
|1/28||ACA Masters||v Brndle-Sale||Bairnsdale||19 Oct 2008||Other OD|
Known as "Cracker", Wayne Holdsworth is a genuine pace bowler.
Holdsworth had his best season in 1992/93, claiming 53 first-class wickets at 25.96 including a career-best 7/41 to bowl New South Wales to victory in the Shield final against Queensland. This performance led to his inclusion in the 1993 Ashes touring squad, during which he claimed a hat-trick against Derbyshire.
The stockily-built "quick" has struggled to recapture his form and a consistent place in the NSW team since his tour of England, and is looking to once again find his rhythm and pace.
Holdsworth enjoys bowling on any ground, however his afvourite is the Gabba, a wicket he feels suits his style of aggressive fast bowling. Apart from cricket, Holdsworth teaches at Westfields Sports High School.
He enjoys participating in most other sports.
Thanks: NSW Cricket Association (www.cricket-nsw.cricket.org), December 1996.
He understands the Indian mentality better and doesn't have to deal with star players on the wane
The pairing of legspinner and keeper is unlike any other in cricket, and full of rich and complex dynamics