Former club professional Bob (Dutchy) Holland

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It is with regret that the club announces the the passing of former professional Bob Holland.  The legspinner who in 1984 became Australia’s third-oldest Test debutant of all time, has died at the age of 70. Holland had been diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer in March this year.

A latecomer to first-class cricket, Holland made his debut for New South Wales at the age of 32, but still managed to accumulate 316 first-class wickets at 31.19. His Test debut came at the age of 38, against West Indies at the Gabba in 1984; the only Australians to make their Test debuts older than Holland were 46-year-olds Don Blackie and Bert Ironmonger in 1928.

He made his Test debut alongside David Boon in what was to become the memorable final Test as captain for Kim Hughes. The clubs thoughts are with his wife Carolyn,and his family at this very sad time