Tributes flow for ex-Test spinner 'Dutchy' Holland

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Tributes flow for ex-Test spinner 'Dutchy' Holland

Australian cricketer Bob Holland, who became his country's third oldest Test debutant in 1984, has died at the age of 70.

The legspinner had been battling an aggressive form of brain cancer and died after suffering a brain bleed at Newcastle Hospital on Sunday according to cricinfo.com.

He had attended a function in his honour, hosted by former Test captain Mark Taylor.

"He had the best time of his life on Friday where he spent time with a lot of his mates at his dinner," Holland's son Craig told the Newcastle Herald on Sunday.

"He showed no pain on the night and stayed till the end of the show. My family was amazed as we thought he might stay an hour or two."