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Last Updated: Monday, 3 March 2008, 16:40 GMT

England in NZ 2002 - Hollioake death stuns tour
England players hold a minute's silence in honour of Ben Hollioake
Tragedy struck mid-way through the 2002 series when England one-day all-rounder Ben Hollioake died in a car crash in Australia.

Captain Nasser Hussain only learned of the 24-year-old's death at lunch on day three, having spent the morning fielding in the second Test in Wellington.

"It's an absolute tragedy that such a young, talented outgoing lad has gone - he had everything going for him," he said.

Hussain flew to Perth, along with Hollioake's Surrey team-mate Mark Butcher, to attend the funeral. The England players held their own service in Auckland days later.



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