Hampshire Cricket History

Ian Holland
January 25, 2021, 1:33 pm
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Ian Gabriel Holland, (547) born Wisconsin, USA, 3.10.1990.

Squad number 22

Ian Holland is a medium-pace bowling all-rounder who was born in the USA, but grew up in Australia and played in age group games and then one first-class match for Victoria. In England, he played for Fleetwood in the Northern Premier League from 2013 until early 2016, but also for Hampshire 2nd XI from 2015. He joined the county staff in 2017, making his first-class debut and he scored 234 runs in 13 matches at 26.00, including 58* v Surrey. He also took 19 wickets, including 4-16 v Somerset, but missed the winter tournament in Barbados with an injury, and came back into Hampshire’s Championship side from the middle of the 2018 season. In his early seasons he played rarely in ‘white ball’ cricket although appeared in five List A games on loan at Northamptonshire in 2019. From mid-season 2019 at Hampshire he opened the batting in the Championship scoring 478 runs at 31.86, including his highest score of 143 v Warwickshire at the Ageas Bowl, although he took just five wickets.

He became ‘England qualified’ at the start of the 2020 season and in the Bob Willis Trophy moved back to the middle order with a best of 42, plus 17 wickets in the five matches at 17.47, including 6-60 v Surrey at Arundel. For the first time he also played a full T20 season with a top score of 65 and three wickets at an economy rate of 7.30. In 2017, he played for South Wilts in the Southern League and in 2018 for St Cross, while to the end of 2020 he had played in eight limited-overs internationals for the USA with 244 runs at 30.50, a highest score of 75 v Nepal, and seven wickets at 29.85 with a best of 3-11 v UAE.

His figures for Hampshire:

First-class: 30 matches; 962 runs at 23.46; HS: 143 v Warwickshire (Southampton) 2019. 56 wickets at 26.42; BB 6-60 v Surrey at Arundel 2020.

List A: 2 matches; one innings of 11*. Three wickets at 39.00; BB 2-57 v Kent in 2019.

T20: 14 matches; 173 runs at 34.60; HS 65 v Surrey (Southampton) 2020. 4 wickets at 42.25; BB 1-25.

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