Aussie legend Sam Loxton dies at 90
Sam Loxton, a member of Don Bradman's 1948 'Invincibles', has died aged 90, Cricket Australia said on Saturday.Sam Loxton, a member of Don Bradman's 1948 'Invincibles', has died aged 90, Cricket Australia said on Saturday. Loxton, who became Australia's oldest living Test player when Ron Hamence died in 2010, passed away overnight in Queensland, CA said.
Allrounder Loxton played 12 Tests from 1948 to 1951 and is best remembered as being part of Bradman's "Invincibles" team, who went through the 1948 tour of England undefeated.
Bradman described Loxton's play as "the very essence of belligerence". Loxton scored 101 against South Africa in Johannesburg in 1949 for his only hundred amongst his 554 Test runs at 36.93. His Test career finished after the 1950-1951 Ashes, but he continued to play first-class cricket until 1958.
He served as a selector between 1972 and 1981, was also a member of the former Australian Cricket Board. Loxton spent 24 years as a Liberal Party member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly.