Lloyd Pope


Bowls Right Arm Leg-Spin

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His teammates call him 'Wizard' for his ability to turn the ball both ways but calls himself 'Pennywise' for his resemblance to the clown from the Stephen King tale, IT.


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A flame-haired leg-spinner who gives the ball an almighty rip and can turn it both ways, Lloyd Pope is a huge prospect for Australian cricket.

He took six wickets in his first game bowling leg-spin as an eight year old in North Queensland, before rising through the ranks. Across his three underage tournaments between the 20016 and 2018 summers - one at under-17 level and two at under-19 level - Pope claimed 54 wickets at an average of 16.1, in just 23 matches.

Called up to Australia's U19 side to face Sri Lanka in April 2017, he took 15 wickets in five matches, and won a rookie contract with South Australia for the 2017-18 season at age 17.

He earned a spot in the Australia U19 World Cup squad for the 2018 tournament in New Zealand and, now 18, set a new tournament record with an incredible 8-35 against England in a quarter-final win, bowling England out for 96 while defending a total of just 127.

Pope's perfect wrong'un nets him a maiden wicket

Teenage leg-spinner Lloyd Pope deceives Steve O'Keefe with a perfect wrong'un at Adelaide Oval to grab his first JLT Sheffield Shield wicket

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Pope spins a web to skittle England at World Cup

Defending a modest target of 127, flame-haired leg-spinner Lloyd Pope chanelled Shane Warne in the '99 World Cup to spark the Aussies to victory

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Pope's Sunday service puts Sri Lanka in purgatory

With the match on the line and Sri Lanaka within sight of victory, Lloyd Pope's intervention saw him take three wickets in six balls

Echoes of the past as young Pope arrives

Rookie leg-spinner reflects on Shield debut so far after vision of his maiden wicket goes viral

Teenage Pope ready if conditions turn his way

The pitch currently lying under tarpaulins at Adelaide Oval will dictate whether teenage leg-spinner Lloyd Pope earns his first baggy red on Tuesday

Young Pope in line for Redbacks debut

With three players on international duty, South Australia are set to unleash their teenage leg-spinner in Shield opener