Full Name

Lloyd Pope


December 01, 1999


23y 305d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Legbreak Googly

Playing Role


Lloyd Pope shot to prominence in Queenstown in 2018 when he demolished England with figures of 8 for 35, the best figures ever produced in an Under-19 World Cup. Nearly 25 years after England were first shocked by Shane Warne's Ball of the Century, another Australian legspinner, it seemed, had appeared to haunt them. Needing only 128 to win, England managed only 96.

Pope was instantly watchable: the straggly, flowing red hair, the plentiful confidence, and the legspin repertoire that has befuddled countless batsmen in Australian junior ranks - all of which helped earn the "Wizard" nickname.

He took up wristspin while "mucking around" with his dad in Cairns as an eight-year old, two years before the family moved to Adelaide. It was there that he broke into South Australia's Under-17 and Under-19 team and joined Kensington, the Adelaide grade club that was once the home not only of Don Bradman, but also Clarrie Grimmett, Australia's relentlessly wily legspinner of the 1920s and '30s. ESPNcricinfo staff

Lloyd Pope Career Stats


List A77329348114/784/7831.636.3429.9100

Batting & Fielding

List A721111.00616.66000010

Recent Matches of Lloyd Pope

South Aust vs Victoria--3/5115-Feb-2022AdelaideList A
South Aust vs Victoria6* & 11/33 & 0/7609-Feb-2022AdelaideFC
Sixers vs Heat--0/629-Dec-2021SydneyT20
Sixers vs Thunder--2/3326-Dec-2021SydneyT20
Sixers vs Strikers--1/3321-Dec-2021SydneyT20

Photos of Lloyd Pope

Lloyd Pope celebrates a wicket
Lloyd Pope had a big impact for South Australia
Lloyd Pope struck twice in an over to begin the Strikers' collapse
Lloyd Pope ran through Queensland
Lloyd Pope is at the center of celebrations during his record-setting spell of 8 for 35
Lloyd Pope goes up in an appeal