Samuel John Everett Loxton
Samuel John Everett Loxton (29th March 1921 – 3rd December 2011), enjoyed an outstanding cricket career spanning 12 tests and 140 first-class matches from 1946 to 1958. He first played for Victoria in 1946-47, scoring a massive 232 not out against Queensland on debut.
At the age of 26, he made his test debut against India in the 1947-1948 season. He was part of Don Bradman’s legendary team ‘The Invincibles’. On that historic tour, Loxton scored 973 runs at an average of 57.23 and as a bowler took 32 wickets. He made his only test hundred against South Africa at Johannesburg in the 1949-1950 season.
Loxton was also a fast-medium right-arm bowler renowned for his ability to move the ball through the air. Loxton also played 41 games with VFL team St Kilda from 1942-1946. As a footballer Loxton shone on the forward line, heading the Saints goal kicking in 1944 with 52 goals. In that year he also ran second in the club’s Best and Fairest.
Life Members of Cricket Gold Coast
|Ray Fowler (dec)||Morrie Glasman (dec)||Paul Hicks (dec)|
|Clyde Veivers (dec)||Wally Foster||Paul Baker|
|Greg Chaplin||Neville Taylor||Cliff Giles|
|Eunice Ferguson||Les Ferguson||Stephen Fildes|
|Ron Falks Snr (dec)||George Jackman (dec)||Archie Thamms|
|Bill Pippen (dec)||Tony Radanovic||Archie Morris|