Deceased England cricketer, Ben Hollioake, whose kit was stolen from his parents’ house in Perth, has been partially recovered.
According to a tweet Ben’s brother Adam sent out, the Western Australia Police, had recovered half of the kit in the bag, although, some playing shirts and other items still remain missing.
Adam Hollioake, started a massive Twitter campaign to help find his brother’s kit, and as a result, several past and present cricketers, such as Kevin Pietersen, Shane Warne and Stuart Broad, implored the public to report any information they had to the police.
“Anyone that can help or knows anything about how to get Ben Hollioake’s kit returned to his parents, please do the right thing. Thank you,” Warne tweeted.
In his tweet, Kevin Pietersen, took a more aggressive approach, saying: “Please help find the idiots who have broken into Adam Hollioake’s parents’ house and stole Ben’s England possessions.”
The stolen kit, included shirts, sweaters, helmets, bats, gloves and blazers that Ben had worn during his career with England.
Ben, played two Tests and 20 ODIs for England, before being killed in a car crash in March 2002.
Adam, stated that the perpetrators would pay for stealing his brother’s kit, which had left his parents deeply upset.
“My worst trait is my stubbornness. In this instance it’s these dudes’ worst nightmare. I will never give up. I owe it to my parents. Sad for them,” Adam said via Twitter.