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May 11, 2008
David Lloyd, the former England batsman and coach turned TV commentator, made 15 on his return for Accrington against Haslingden in the Lancashire League but couldn't help his team to victory. His comeback was delayed by rain last week.
However, Lloyd managed to hold a sharp catch to remove David Bandy, the Western Australian batsman, for 60. He then walked to the crease after two wickets had gone in two balls, but was unable to haul his team across the line when he fell sweeping for 15. "It was a good 15," he said during a commentary stint on Sky Sports.
"It was a good pitch and a great atmosphere," he told the Lancashire Evening Telegraph. "The fans who came to watch saw two good teams and a lot of runs, it's just a shame we couldn't edge it."
Lloyd's son, Graham, who played one-day internationals for England made a rapid 78.
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