Lloyd Pope
Personal information
Born (1999-12-01) 1 December 1999 (age 21)
NicknameThe Holy Tomato[1]
Floyd Dope[2]
BattingRight-handed
BowlingRight-arm leg break
RoleBowler
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
2017–presentSouth Australia (squad no. 24)
2018–presentSydney Sixers (squad no. 7)
First-class debut16 October 2018 South Australia v New South Wales
Last First-class16 November 2018 South Australia v Western Australia
Career statistics
Competition FC LA T20
Matches 10 4 20
Runs scored 32 0 6
Batting average 4.00 - 3.00
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 0/0
Top score 12 0* 5
Balls bowled 2,007 186 384
Wickets 25 6 16
Bowling average 60.80 35.83 31.37
5 wickets in innings 2 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0 0
Best bowling 7/87 4/78 3/23
Catches/stumpings 2/– 1/– 1/–
Source: Cricinfo, 14 October 2021

Lloyd Pope (born 1 December 1999) is an Australian cricketer who currently represents South Australia and the Sydney Sixers.[3][4] In August 2017, he was offered a rookie contract with South Australia.[5]

In December 2017, he was named in Australia's squad for the 2018 Under-19 Cricket World Cup.[6] On 23 January 2018, in the Under-19 Cricket World Cup, Pope took figures of 8/35 in Australia's quarter-final match against England.[7][8] These were the best bowling figures in the history of the Under-19 Cricket World Cup.[9] He was the leading wicket-taker for Australia in the tournament, with eleven dismissals.[10]

He made his first-class debut for South Australia in the 2018–19 Sheffield Shield season on 16 October 2018.[11] Later the same month, in his second first-class match, he took seven wickets for 87 runs in the first innings against Queensland.[12] In doing so, he became the youngest bowler to take a seven-wicket haul in the Sheffield Shield.[13][14]

He made his Twenty20 debut for Sydney Sixers in the 2018–19 Big Bash League season on 22 December 2018.[15] He made his List A debut for South Australia, on 26 September 2019, in the 2019–20 Marsh One-Day Cup.[16]

Pope was part of the Sydney Sixers title-winning squad in the 2019-20 Big Bash League season, playing eight matches over the season and taking 10 wickets.[17]

On 10 October 2020, in the 2020–21 Sheffield Shield, Pope became the first leg spinner in 50 years to take a five-wicket haul on the opening day of a Sheffield Shield season.[18]

Pope is also well renowned for his hair, becoming a cult hero of Australian cricket due to his “flowing red hair”.[19]

References

  1. ^ "Ashes Tips". Herald Sun. Retrieved 14 December 2020.
  2. ^ "The Buzz: England beat New Zealand in the World Cup, again". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 13 January 2021.
  3. ^ "Former Barron River cricketer Lloyd Pope reaches Australia U19 World Cup honours". Cairns Post. Retrieved 23 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Pope ready to take on the world". Cricket Australia. Retrieved 23 January 2018.
  5. ^ "South Australia name contract list". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 23 January 2018.
  6. ^ "Sangha, Waugh head U19 World Cup squad". Cricket Australia. Retrieved 15 December 2017.
  7. ^ "Lloyd Pope 8-35 saves Australia against England at under-19 World Cup". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 23 January 2018.
  8. ^ "ICC Under-19 World Cup: Lloyd Pope picks eight as Australia bundle out England for 96". The Indian Express. Retrieved 23 January 2018.
  9. ^ "Lloyd Pope spins Australia to stunning comeback win". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 23 January 2018.
  10. ^ "ICC Under-19 World Cup, 2017/18 - Australia Under-19s: Batting and bowling averages". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 3 February 2018.
  11. ^ "1st match, Sheffield Shield at Adelaide, Oct 16-19 2018". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 16 October 2018.
  12. ^ "Teenager Pope sends Queensland spinning". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  13. ^ "Pope's seven puts Bulls in purgatory". Cricket Australia. Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  14. ^ "Lloyd Pope makes Sheffield Shield history with seven-for". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 26 October 2018.
  15. ^ "4th Match, Big Bash League at Sydney, Dec 22 2018". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 22 December 2018.
  16. ^ "6th Match, The Marsh Cup at Brisbane, Sep 26 2019". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 26 September 2019.
  17. ^ "Lloyd Pope". Sydney Sixers. Retrieved 13 January 2021.
  18. ^ Cameron, Louis. "History-making haul vindicates faith in Pope". Cricket Australia. Retrieved 11 October 2020.
  19. ^ "Pope's rapid rise up Aussie ranks". cricket.com.au. Retrieved 13 January 2021.