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W.E. Hollies


W.E. Hollies 5-133 v New ZealandBack to boards

William Hollies obtained his only five-wicket haul against New Zealand in 1949.

He took the wicket of Walter Hadlee, but was unable to dismiss Martin Donnelly, who reached a double century in the match.

When Hollies bowled F B Smith in the match, he was the first England bowler to hit the stumps that summer, in a match that ended in a draw.

Despite his achievement of reaching the Honours Boards, Hollies will always be remembered for being the bowler when Don Bradman played his last Test innings against England, bowling Bradman with a googly second ball and thus reducing Bradman’s final Test average to 99.94.