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Sam Loxton      

Full name Samuel John Everett Loxton

Born March 29, 1921, Albert Park, Melbourne, Victoria

Died December 3, 2011, Gold Coast, Queensland (aged 90 years 249 days)

Major teams Australia, Victoria

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Samuel John Everett Loxton
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 12 15 0 554 101 36.93 1 3 5 7 0
First-class 140 192 23 6249 232* 36.97 13 32 84 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 12 17 906 349 8 3/55 3/71 43.62 2.31 113.2 0 0 0
First-class 140 15073 5971 232 6/49 25.73 2.37 64.9 3 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v India at Melbourne, Feb 6-10, 1948 scorecard
Last Test Australia v England at Sydney, Jan 5-9, 1951 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1946-1958
Profile

With the square-jawed look of a prizefighter, Sam Loxton was a gutsy batsman who liked nothing more than having fast bowlers try the blast him out with short-pitched bowling - "If they do, I'll hit `em over the fence" - as well as being a fast-medium bowler capable of moving the ball in the air. He made his debut against India in 1947-48 and as part of the 1948 Invincibles scored 973 runs at 57.23 on tour, appearing in three Tests. He made his only Test hundred against South Africa at Johannesburg in 1949-50, playing in all five Tests, but lost his place after a poor start to the 1950-51 Ashes series. He was a Liberal-Country member of parliament, and was also a Test selector between 1972 and 1981.
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Aug 27, 2008

Hugh Jackman, Neil Harvey, Ricky Ponting and Sam Loxton pose for the cameras ahead of the dinner to commemorate Don Bradman's birth centenary, Sydney, August 27, 2008

Hugh Jackman, Neil Harvey, Ricky Ponting and Sam Loxton pose for the cameras

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Aug 16, 2008

Sam Loxton at his Gold Coast home, August 16, 2008

Sam Loxton at his Gold Coast home

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Aug 16, 2008

Sam Loxton at his Gold Coast home, August 16, 2008

Sam Loxton at his Gold Coast home

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