Adam Hollioake, former Captain of England Cricket Team

Adam John Hollioake is the former Captain of the England Cricket team and is a cricketing all-rounder.

He played first-class cricket for Surrey County Cricket Club between 1993 and 2004 and  also captained Surrey for several years leading them to victory in the County Championship in 1999, 2000 and 2002.Hollioake played in four Test matches for England at the end of 1997 and the beginning of 1998.

He achieved greater success in One Day Internationals, playing in 35 matches from 1996 to 1999, taking over the captaincy of the ODI side for 14 matches while Michael Atherton remained Test captain.

Adam Hollioake retired from international cricket in 2003 but continued to play for Surrey and resumed his captaincy of the side.

He was named as one of the five Wisden Cricketers of the Year in 2003 and retired after an injury-affected 2004 season.

He came out of retirement on 20th June 2007 to play in a World XI at The Oval against an Asian XI in a Twenty20 charity match in aid of the 2004 Asian Tsunami.

In 2007 he made an unexpected return to Twenty20 cricket, playing for Essex. He currently plays in social cricket sixes tournaments around the Asian region and is also involved in beach cricket and other events in Australia.


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