Matches (19)
WPL (2)
PSL 2024 (3)
NZ v AUS (1)
Ranji Trophy (2)
Nepal Tri-Nation (2)
Sheffield Shield (3)
CWC Play-off (4)
Dang CL (1)
WCL 2 (1)

Full Name

Samuel John Everett Loxton

Born

March 29, 1921, Albert Park, Melbourne, Victoria

Died

December 03, 2011, Gold Coast, Queensland, (aged 90y 249d)

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Fast medium

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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Sam Loxton Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s6sCtSt
Tests1215055410136.9313570
FC140192236249232*36.971332-840

Bowling

FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Tests121790634983/553/7143.622.31113.2000
FC140-1507359712326/49-25.732.3764.9-30
Sam Loxton in England in 1948

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Test

Debut/Last Matches of Sam Loxton

Recent Matches of Sam Loxton

MatchBatBowlDateGroundFormat
PM's XI vs M.C.C.3*0/1106-Feb-1963CanberraOTHEROD
Victoria vs West Aust5--28-Feb-1958PerthFC
Victoria vs South Aust93/4421-Feb-1958AdelaideFC
Victoria vs Queensland18*--31-Jan-1958BrisbaneFC
Victoria vs NSW4 & 01/4625-Jan-1958SydneyFC

Photos of Sam Loxton

Hugh Jackman, Neil Harvey, Ricky Ponting and Sam Loxton pose for the cameras
Bill Brown, Bill Johnston, Neil Harvey and Sam Loxton
Sam Loxton
Neil Harvey and Sam Loxton share memories at Keith Miller's funeral
Sam Loxton takes a catch to dismiss Freddie Brown off the bowling of Jack Iverson
Sam Loxton drops Trevor Bailey