LOT 22 - Neil Harvey and Sam Loxton signed full team photograph

  • Sam Loxton, an allrounder who played 12 Tests, Loxton had a fine first-class record but missed out on greater opportunities at international level due to the presence of the great allrounder Keith Miller. In 22 first-class games on the tour, Loxton averaged 57.23 with the bat and 21.71 with the ball. One of Australia's all-time favourite cricketing sons, Neil Harvey was a gifted left-hand batsman, brilliantly athletic fielder, and occasional offspin bowler. On account of the richness of his talents he served Victoria, New South Wales and Australia with great distinction during a first-class career which spanned the 16-year period between 1946-47 and 1962-63. He will be remembered mostly for his 153 against India, an innings which made him the youngest-ever Australian to score a Test century. Most discussions of Neil Harvey's career are also considered to be incomplete without mention of his achievement in amassing six centuries in his first 13 Test innings alone.