RETURN THE BAT

Michael Vaughan has called for public help to find the possessions of the late Ben Hollioake’s which were stolen from his parent’s house in a home invasion.

Hollioake died ten years ago in his home town of Perth at the age of 24 in a car accident.

He played two tests and twenty one day internationals for England and his loss was a shock to the International cricket community. Many believed that he was capable of playing at the top level for several years and being one of the games greats.

Ben Hollioake’s brother broke the news to the world and pleaded for help to recover the lost items. Many of the possessions were of sentimental value to the family and their loss hase been devastating to the family.

While police have recovered some of the stolen items, much of it is still missing and police are appealing for public for help.

In a tweet Micael Vaughn wrote ‘Please help find the idiots who have broken into @adamhollioake parents’ house and stole Ben’s England possessions.’

Vaughn went onto urge all Australians and international buyers to be vigilant when buying cricket memorabilia and to report any suspicious items to police. While it still isn’t known exactly what was stolen, any item relating to Hollioake should be viewed with a great deal of caution. It is expected that the robbers will attempt to sell what they stole.

Kevin Pietersen has also hit the tweetersphere to appeal to hisfollowers for help. He tweeted: “Please help find the idiots who have broken into @adamhollioake parents house and stole Ben’s England possessions.”

Among the items known to be stolen are One day international shirts and helmets, Test apparel and a range of cricket equipment used during his short international cricketing career.

Hopefully the bat will turn up. Meanwhile Michael Vaughan’s attention will switch to the England tour next week, with the latest cricket online betting making England firm favourites.

WHAT A PLAYER

Michael Paul Vaughan is presently a retired cricketer who had played for the England cricket team. Michael Vaughan was a classic right handed batsmen and usually otherwise a bowler. In the 2002-03 Ashes, Michael Vaughan was considered to be one of the top ranked batsmen scoring 633 runs which included three centuries.

Michael Vaughan captained the England cricket team for a very long time and is always remembered for his captaincy. He captained the team for 51 tests and won more than half (around 26 of them). However the main edge of his captaincy career came upon him when the team came up with a 2-1 victory in the 2005 Ashes. In the year 009 on the 30th of June he retired as a captain.

In the series against Sri Lanka, Michael Vaughan failed to make a good score when he opened the batting line up with Cook. He then traveled to New Zealand but there also he failed to make an impact losing the 3 Test match series having an average of only 20.05. However despite all of this he led England to a first away series in 3 years time.

Michael Vaughan scored his eighteenth century this time scoring 106 runs out of 214 deliveries. This marked his first century against New Zealand and his sixth one at Lords. In the following test matches against South Africa, Michael Vaughan performed miserably scoring just 2, 0 and then 21 in the first three test matches. Coming under pressure to perform well he then scored a duck and the England cricket team got all out in just 231 runs. Michael Vaughan not only stepped down as England Captain but he also made himself unavailable for the final test in Oval due to the lack of wins.