William Eric Hollies (5 June 1912 – 16 April 1981) was an English cricketer, who is mainly remembered for taking the wicket of Donald Bradman for a duck in Bradman's final Test match innings, in which he needed only four runs for a Test average of 100. Hollies played all his first-class cricket career for Warwickshire, taking 2,323 wickets at less than 21 apiece.
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|Full name||William Eric Hollies|
|Born||5 June 1912|
Old Hill, Staffordshire, England
|Died||16 April 1981 68) (aged|
Chinley, Derbyshire, England
|Bowling||Right arm leg spin|
|Test debut (cap 277)||8 January 1935 v West Indies|
|Last Test||25 July 1950 v West Indies|
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Source: Cricinfo, 6 June 2009
Cricket writer, Colin Bateman, noted: "Hollies was one of cricket's most extraordinary characters, whose meagre thirteen Tests in no way reflected his contribution to the game. He was a fastish leg-break bowler who rarely had much use for the googly." Bateman added: "loquacious, with a rich seam of Black Country humour, he was an immensely respected and hard-working cricketer".