Ben Hollioake, Late England Cricketer, Has Kit Recovered After Twitter Appeal

19/04/2012 12:27

Kit belonging to Ben Hollioake, the late England cricketer, has been recovered by police.

Burglars stole possessions belonging to the all-rounder from his parents' home in Perth, Australia.

Adam, Ben's older brother, took to Twitter using the #findbenskit slogan hashtag in an appeal for the stolen gear to be returned to the family.

This was tweeted by ex-England captain Michael Vaughan, Aussie great Shane Warne and Kevin Pietersen, amongst others.

Perhaps as a result of those pleas, Western Australia police have since made an arrest and subsequently found the kit. Having reported the theft to police, Adam revealed someone had been arrested.

Melbourne-born Ben died in a car crash in Perth at the age of 24 in 2002. He won two Test caps and featured in 20 one-day internationals for England.

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