Won three County Championships with Surrey while playing for the club from 1992 to 2004. He was named Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 2003.
He preferred Australian Rules Football over cricket while attending St Patrick's College in Ballarat.
He started a property development business called the Hollioake Group after his retirement from cricket, though the business closed down in 2010.
His father was an engineer who played amateur cricket.
He and Brett Lee are prominent Australian cricketers.