Bob Holland

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Robert George Holland (19 October 1946 – 17 September 2017) was an Australian cricketer. He was, because of his surname, nicknamed "Dutchy". He was born in Camperdown, New South Wales, Australia.[1]

Holland, who spent the majority of his cricketing life in Newcastle, was a late bloomer, and his Test debut aged 38 made him the oldest Australian debutant in more than half a century. Holland was part of the team that won the Sheffield Shield in 1982–83, 1984–85 and 1985–86.[2] Holland finished his first class career with a season with Wellington in New Zealand’s domestic league.

In April 2017, Hollan was diagnosed with brain cancer.[3][4] He later died from the disease on 17 September 2017 in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia at the age of 70.

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  1. Cricinfo profile
  2. Cashman; Franks; Maxwell; Sainsbury; Stoddart; Weaver; Webster (1997). The A-Z of Australian cricketers. Melbourne: Oxford University Press. pp. 72–73. 
  3. DILLON, ROBERT (9 April 2017). "Cricket icon Robert "Dutchy" Holland in battle against brain tumour". Newcastle Herald. Retrieved 2 August 2017. 
  4. "Former Australian cricketer Bob Holland recognized with brain cancer - CricTracker". CricTracker. 5 July 2017. Retrieved 2 August 2017. 

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