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 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

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Pope pitches in with three wickets ... again

For the third match in the series, leg-spinner Lloyd Pope claim three wickets - this time 3-46 - as Australia U19s thrashed Sri Lanka U19s in Hobart

Red smoke rising as new Pope emerges

An overnight sensation after collecting the best figures in U19 World Cup history, promising leggie Lloyd Pope still has plenty to prove

Pope included in 10-man NP Squad

Under-19 World Cup star named in National Performance Squad to spend the winter in Brisbane

Inauguration of Pope a blessing for Australia

Teenage leg-spinner's record-breaking World Cup haul harks back to the birth of an Australian legend