FAREWELL ‘DUTCHY’

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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.”

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