21 Facts About Adam Hollioake


Adam John Hollioake was born on 5 September 1971 and is a professional athlete who is the only international cricketer to compete professionally as a Mixed Martial Artist.

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Adam Hollioake captained Surrey from 1997 until 2003, winning three County Championships, and led the England cricket team in One Day Internationals.

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Adam Hollioake was named one of the Wisden Cricketers of the Year in 2003.

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Since retiring from cricket in 2004, Hollioake has spent his time involved in charitable and media work as well as developing a property development business.

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Adam Hollioake moved to Perth, Western Australia and later to Queensland.

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Adam Hollioake was born in Melbourne in 1971 and grew up in the mining town of Ballarat, where his family had lived for five generations.

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Adam Hollioake was offered a contract by Surrey in 1989 and made his first-class debut for the county in August 1993.

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Adam Hollioake was awarded his county cap in 1995, during a season in which he scored 1099 runs and took 21 wickets.

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Adam Hollioake was described as an all-rounder with "aggressive batting and inventive medium-pace allsorts" and began to share captaincy duties for Surrey with Alec Stewart in 1996.

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Adam Hollioake captained Surrey from 1997 until 2003, and led them to victory in the County Championship in 1999,2000 and 2002.

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Adam Hollioake went on to claim 9 trophies in his time as Surrey captain making him one of the most successful 1st class captains of all time.

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Adam Hollioake made his England debut in two One Day International matches against Pakistan in August 1996.

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Adam Hollioake made his test debut, playing alongside his brother Ben, against Australia in August 1997, scoring 45 runs in the first innings and taking two wickets.

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Adam Hollioake captained the side to victory in the 1997 Sharjah Cup, England's first tournament success for ten years.

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Adam Hollioake made an appearance in the 2005 Asian tsunami appeal charity match, taking a hat-trick, and made a brief return to Twenty20 cricket in 2007, playing in eight matches for Essex.

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In 2004 Adam Hollioake's charity broke the world record for the number of participants in a continuous 100-metre relay.

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Adam Hollioake made several appearances on the BBC programme A Question of Sport and Sky Sports Cricket AM, as well as appearing on programmes such as the 2004 Test the Nation quiz.

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Adam Hollioake worked for Sky again in their coverage of the Ashes in 2010.

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In 2005 Adam Hollioake took part in a revived Superstars programme on BBC television, finishing fourth in the competition behind skier Alain Baxter, Olympic athlete Du'aine Ladejo and rower Steve Williams.

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Adam Hollioake is a fielding coach for the England Lions.

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On 1 September 2012, Adam Hollioake defeated Warren Tresidder in the modified style of MMA which will eliminate the use of knee strikes, elbows strikes and kicks but allows limited ground fighting.

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