David Holliday (cricketer)

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David Holliday
Personal information
Full name David Charles Holliday
Born (1958-12-20) 20 December 1958 (age 59)
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England
Batting Right-handed
Bowling Leg break
Domestic team information
Years Team
1979–1987 Cambridgeshire
1979 British Universities
1979–1981 Cambridge University
Career statistics
Competition First-class List A
Matches 29 2
Runs scored 552 29
Batting average 18.00 14.50
100s/50s –/3 –/–
Top score 76* 27
Balls bowled 725
Wickets 6
Bowling average 66.66
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 2/23
Catches/stumpings 15/– –/–
Source: Cricinfo, 4 September 2011

David Charles Holliday (born 20 December 1958) is a former English cricketer. Holliday was a right-handed batsman who bowled leg break. He was born in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire.

Holliday made his first-class debut for Cambridge University against Essex in 1979. He made 28 further first-class appearances for the university, the last of which came against Oxford University in 1981.[1] In these 28 matches, he scored 522 runs at an average of 18.00, with a high score of 76 not out.[2] This score, one of three first-class fifties he made, came against Nottinghamshire in 1980.[3] With the ball, he took 6 wickets at a bowling average of 66.66, with best figures of 2/23.[4] While studying at Cambridge, he made his List A debut for the Combined Universities against Surrey in the 1979 Benson & Hegdes Cup.[5] In this match, he scored 2 runs before being dismissed by Hugh Wilson.[6]

In the same year that he made his debut for Cambridge University, he also made his debut for Cambridgeshire in the Minor Counties Championship against Bedfordshire. He played Minor counties cricket for the county from 1979 to 1987, making eighteen Minor Counties Championship appearances[7] and four MCCA Knockout Trophy appearances.[8] He also made a single List A appearance for Cambridgeshire, which came in the 1983 NatWest Trophy against Middlesex.[5] In this match, he scored 27 runs before being dismissed by John Emburey.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "First-Class Matches played by David Holliday". CricketArchive. Retrieved 4 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "First-class Batting and Fielding For Each Team by David Holliday". CricketArchive. Retrieved 4 September 2011. 
  3. ^ "Cambridge University v Nottinghamshire, 1980". CricketArchive. Retrieved 4 September 2011. 
  4. ^ "First-class Bowling For Each Team by David Holliday". CricketArchive. Retrieved 4 September 2011. 
  5. ^ a b "List A Matches played by David Holliday". CricketArchive. Retrieved 4 September 2011. 
  6. ^ "Surrey v Combined Universities, 1979 Benson & Hedges Cup". CricketArchive. Retrieved 4 September 2011. 
  7. ^ "Minor Counties Championship Matches played by David Holliday". CricketArchive. Retrieved 4 September 2011. 
  8. ^ "Minor Counties Trophy Matches played by David Holliday". CricketArchive. Retrieved 4 September 2011. 
  9. ^ "Cambridgeshire v Middlesex, 1983 NatWest Trophy". CricketArchive. Retrieved 4 September 2011. 

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