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10. Hollioake Twins (Adam & Ben)

We weren’t sure which of the Hollioake brothers to go with so decided to bunch them together seen as they both had an impact on the game for Surrey and England. However both were born in Australia, only moving to England in the 1980s.

We’ll start off with the older brother Adam, who back in the mid-to-late 1990s was a prominent county cricketer with more of a one day type player feel to him, though he would alongside his brother make his test debut in 1997 against Australia, playing four tests. However it was his time in the one-day side that he is best remembered for including captaining England to victory in the Sharjah Cup in 1997. Following his time with England, he continued his career with Surrey and played a huge part in the success of the T20 cup in Britain and was a pioneer for bowlers in the mode, regularly bowling slower balls and other variations before he retired from the game in 2007. Since then he has returned to his native Australia, whilst also competing in MMA bouts.

Ben had the world at his feet and would arguably still be playing cricket today had he not been tragically killed in a car crash in 2002 back in Australia aged just 24. The younger Hollioake brother had just forced his way back into England reckoning and was likely to have a long career both domestically and internationally. He was the better cricketer of the two brothers and had a natural talent and flair with the bat whilst also being a competent bowler with his slinky medium pacers.

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