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Lloyd Pope Is Taking Sheffield Shield Wickets With Googlies Nearly As Rude As His Haircut

The kid can bowl

Lloyd Pope Is Taking Sheffield Shield Wickets With Googlies Nearly As Rude As His Haircut Image: AAP

Young South Australian leg spinner Lloyd Pope is already a cult hero with his flowing red locks and unique look.

But the main weapon in his arsenal is an absolute ripsnorter of a wrong ‘un.

Pope made headlines when he took his first wicket with one, and today he proved it was no fluke with more wickets today.

The took a wicket with his first ball today, picking up Sam Heazlett down the leg side:

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He also utterly bamboozled Joe Burns, Jack Wildermuth and Michael Neser with his wrong ‘uns:

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Those wickets are amongst six that he’s taken against Queensland, with his current figures sitting at 6/65 off 17 overs.

The kid can seriously play — he also took 8/35 against England in the Under 19 World Cup back in January.

We may well be seeing him playing for Australia soon.

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