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Loxton, SJE

        
Name: Loxton, Samuel John Everett
Date of Birth: 29 March 1921
Career: 1937/38 - 1962/63
Teams: VCA Colts, Prahran
Matches: 195
Batting Style: RHB 
Bowling Style: Right Arm Fast Medium

 

 

 

 

"Sam Loxton was an outstanding all-rounder for Prahran, Victoria and Australia who became a prominent administrator and a member of Victoria's State Parliament for many years. John Arlott once wrote of the whole-hearted manner in which he played the game - <i>""....eleven Loxtons would defeat the world - at anything.""</i>

Originally from Wesley College, Sam started at Prahran in 1933 and scored 232* on debut for Victoria against Queensland in 1946/47. He scored 80 on his Test debut against India 14 months later. A member of Bradman's ""Invincibles"" in England in 1948, Loxton hit a vital 93 (with 5 sixes) at Leeds and a fine 101 against South Africa at Johannesburg in 1949/50. He was a Victorian and Australian selector until 1980.

Loxton served on the VCA Pennant Committee from 1962/63 to 1979/80 and was a State Selector from 1957 until 1980/81. He was a Prahran Delegate to the VCA from 1955/56 -1979/80.

Loxton was also a fine footballer, playing 42 games for St Kilda. He was the Saints' leading goalkicker in 1944 with 52 goals, finishing 2nd in the best and fairest that year.

Loxton's finest moment for Prahran came in 1954/55, when he virtually won the premiership single-handed for his side, making 129 and taking 7/115 against Hawthorn-East Melbourne."

 

Batting
Innings N.O. Runs Batting Avg High Score 50s 100s
 211   20 6032 31.58 135*  34  6

Bowling
Runs Wickets Bowling Avg Best 5wi 10wm Ct/St
6268 351 17.85 6/16  15  - 79