Doug Bollinger


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Reached 50 Tests wickets in only his 12th Test match, faster than Australian legends Shane Warne and Glenn McGrath.


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A hard-working fast-bowler with a champagne name, Doug Bollinger enjoys a cult following among Australian fans for his loveable attitude and passion.

Bollinger earned his Test debut against South Africa in 2009 after several years of good performances for NSW, including a sterling 2007-08 summer where he took 45 wickets in the Shield despite missing the last few games, including the final, with injury. 

While Bollinger last represented Australia in 2014, his name still comes up when people talk national selection and when you look at his figures, it is easy to see why. 

The left-arm paceman was the Blues’ leading bowler in the 2015-16 Sheffield Shield season, taking 27 wickets at 23.48 in eight matches. 

What those figures don’t show is how well Bollinger performed on flat, lifeless wickets where he toiled away over-after-over for little, or no reward, or his impressive ability to get the ball to reverse swing. 

Bollinger is the only Australian player to take two first-class hat-tricks. The first was against Western Australia in 2007-08, with the second coming against Victoria in 2014-15. 

From the Vault: Bollinger's One-Day Cup hat-trick

Two absolute beauties and a questionable umpiring decision earn a young Doug Bollinger a hat-trick for NSW against South Australia in 2004

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Classic vintage: The very best of Doug Bollinger

With the great Doug Bollinger calling time on his fast-bowling career, we've trawled the archives to bring you some of the best champagne moments

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Renshaw falls cheaply again in Brisbane

Test opener Matthew Renshaw falls for 1 against NSW at Allan Border Field, his sixth sub-20 total in six innings to start the JLT Sheffield Shield season

Bollinger retires after champagne career

NSW paceman and former Australian quick announces retirement from all forms of the game

Broad will cop it again in BBL: Bollinger

Decorated England paceman preparing for his BBL debut for the Hobart Hurricanes

Matador Cup team of the tournament

The best players from three weeks of domestic one-day action ahead of Sunday's final