Full Name

Lloyd Pope


December 01, 1999


21y 329d

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

Career Averages

List A5521625084/784/7831.256.9427.0100
Batting & Fielding
List A51100*-0-000010

Recent Matches - Player

South Aust vs West Aust--2/3525-Oct-2021PerthList A
South Aust vs Queensland1*0/13 & 2/5815-Oct-2021AdelaideFC
South Aust vs Queensland--4/7813-Oct-2021AdelaideList A
South Aust vs West Aust124/92 & 3/12324-Sep-2021AdelaideFC
South Aust vs Victoria0*0/4608-Apr-2021MelbourneList A


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
Lloyd Pope registered record figures of 8 for 35