Flame-haired South Australian leg-spinner Lloyd Pope has sealed a spot in Sheffield Shield history by becoming the youngest bowler ever to claim a seven-wicket haul

Flame-haired South Australian leg-spinner Lloyd Pope has sealed a spot in Sheffield Shield history by becoming the youngest bowler ever to claim a seven-wicket haul.

Pope has grown in cult hero status ever since he ripped apart England in the U19 World Cup earlier this year, and performed the same trick on the Queensland Bulls on the first day of their JLT Sheffield Shield clash at Adelaide Oval today.

Pope finished with 7-87, a maiden five-wicket haul, that saw the Bulls bowled out for 231. Three of his wickets came from his potent wrong’un – a delivery that spins back in towards the right-handers.