|Photos||Video & Audio||Blogs||Statistics||Archive||Shop||Mobile|
Full name David Lloyd
Born March 18, 1947, Accrington, Lancashire
Current age 67 years 352 days
Major teams England, Cumberland, Lancashire
Playing role Allrounder
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox
Other Umpire, Coach, Commentator, Journalist, Author
Education Accrington Secondary Technical School
Relation Son - GD Lloyd
|Test debut||England v India at Lord's, Jun 20-24, 1974 scorecard|
|Last Test||Australia v England at Adelaide, Jan 25-30, 1975 scorecard|
|ODI debut||England v West Indies at The Oval, Sep 7, 1973 scorecard|
|Last ODI||England v West Indies at Leeds, May 28-29, 1980 scorecard|
|First-class span||1965 - 1983|
|List A span||1966 - 1985|
David Lloyd was an unlucky cricketer. Many of his admirers - and probably he himself - were disappointed that he did not achieve more. A talented allrounder, and especially a brilliant strokemaker, he was very much, and proudly, a man of what Neville Cardus called the Lancashire hinterland (Accrington). He promised to - and almost did - reach the top; but remained calmly cheerful and humorous despite his setbacks. In short, in his Second Test- against India in 1974- he scored a splendidly fluent 214 not out.
That alone ensured his selection for the following winter's tour of Australia where, in a side routed by the `heart-line' attack of Lillee and Thomson, he was effectively shocked and shattered out of Test cricket.
Like several other capable and loyal professionals of his period, he took on the captaincy of his county - which he had never sought - out of loyalty. In a term of office from 1973 to 1977 he led the county to three Gillette finals, one of which they won.
As a captain, his natural modesty probably caused him to use his left-arm slow bowling much less than he might have done. For many years he was one of the bravest and finest close fieldsmen in the world.
Always considerate of young players, he helped considerably in the development of, in particular, Graeme Fowler. He returns now to league cricket in his native town; leaving behind many good memories as a man; and figures which, though useful, do less than justice to his ability. John Arlott (January 1984)
After retiring, Lloyd briefly became a first-class umpire, before turning his hand to radio commentary and then coaching. In 1996 he became England coach and helped with the professionalisation of the side. He was always a ready source for a quote, but his boundless enthusiasm made him enemies in high places, and he departed after the 1999 World Cup. He returned to commentating with Sky Sports.
South Africa's captain needs to single out his players for attention and get them firing individually and as a team
It has helped that India have a captain who has lasted as long as he has due to his approach of treating cricket for what it is: a game
Following their dominant start to the World Cup, India have three relatively low-pressure games to fine-tune ahead of the knockouts, and they will want to get their death-overs batting right
AB de Villiers returned to give West Indies another hammering, this time at the SCG
The sport's top event must be a high-quality affair. It's up to us to ensure that Associates get a fair chance at making the cut for it
A 40-over tournament with 18 teams, played over ten weeks, with a best-of-three final will help identify a true champion team with luck playing little part
After another blunt display, James Anderson's form at this World Cup is becoming a significant problem for England
Our sport can never hope to compete with football unless it takes an expansionist view