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Sam Loxton
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Sam Loxton

Australia
Sam Loxton

INTL CAREER: 1948 - 1951

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

TEAMS

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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Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s6sCtSt
Test1215055410136.9313570
FC140192236249232*36.971332840
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveSR4w5w10w
Test121790634983/553/7143.62113.20000
FC1401507359712326/4925.7364.9030
Sam Loxton in England in 1948
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Debut/Last Matches - Player

Photos


Hugh Jackman, Neil Harvey, Ricky Ponting and Sam Loxton pose for the cameras
Sam Loxton at his Gold Coast home
Sam Loxton at his Gold Coast home
Sam Loxton
Bill Brown, Bill Johnston, Neil Harvey and Sam Loxton
Neil Harvey and Sam Loxton share memories at Keith Miller's funeral