FORMER Australian Test cricketer Bob Holland has died from cancer.
The leg-spinner nicknamed “Dutchy” was 70.
His death yesterday was just two days after he attended a Newcastle tribute night in his honour.
Holland (above) played 11 Tests, picking up 34 wickets, including two 10-wicket match hauls.
The most famous performance was when he bowled Australia to victory against the star-studded West Indies side at the SCG in 1984-85.
Cricket Australia boss James Sutherland last night paid tribute to Holland’s remarkable career, marked by not making his Test debut until aged 38.
“On the field, Bob contributed much to his state, New South Wales, and showed great skill and determination when representing his country,” Sutherland said.
“As a volunteer administrator with a passion for grassroots cricket, Bob had an enormous impact on the game in the Newcastle region of New South Wales.”