Wayne John Holdsworth
October 05, 1968, Paddington, Sydney, New South Wales
Right hand bat
Right arm fast
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.
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