28 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.


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


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


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


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


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.


The family moved to England in 1983 for 2 years where Adam Hollioake attended St George's College in Weybridge.


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


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


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.


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


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.


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


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.


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


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.


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


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.


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


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.


Adam Hollioake coached the Hong Kong national cricket team at the 2000 ACC Trophy.


Adam Hollioake is a fielding coach for the England Lions.


Adam Hollioake knocked Blacka down in the first and third rounds, and won the bout via a TKO in the 4th round.


Adam Hollioake made his MMA debut in the Days of Glory promotion on 5 May 2012.


On 1st 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.


Adam Hollioake lost this 4 round contest by a unanimous decision, all 3 judges scoring the bout 40 - 36 in favour of Wood.


The result was the same as the MMA contest, with Adam Hollioake's hand being raised in victory by split decision.


Adam Hollioake fought Monty Betham Jnr at the Horncastle Arena, Christchurch.