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WI v ENG (1)
SA v BAN (W) (1)
IND v ENG (W) (1)
Abu Dhabi T10 (6)
Legends League (2)
BAN v NZ (1)
AUS v PAK (1)
SA v WI (A tour) (1)
WI v IRE (EME) (1)
BBL 2023 (1)
ZIM v IRE (1)

David Lloyd

David Lloyd
INTL CAREER: 1973 - 1980
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Full Name

David Lloyd


March 18, 1947, Accrington, Lancashire


76y 263d



Batting Style

Left hand Bat

Bowling Style

Slow Left arm Orthodox

Playing Role



Accrington Secondary Technical School




Umpire, Coach, Commentator, Journalist, Author

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.

David Lloyd Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

List A288276397761121*32.74--744--890


List A288-1251893394/174/1722.894.2832.0100

Umpire & Referee

List A1111
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Debut/Last Matches of David Lloyd

Recent Matches of David Lloyd

Cumberland vs Middlesex120/3903-Jul-1985UxbridgeList A
Cumberland vs Derbyshire280/1704-Jul-1984KendalList A
Lancashire vs Northants123 & 1*0/64 & 4/5320-Aug-1983NorthamptonFC
Lancashire vs Middlesex6 & 141/313-Aug-1983ManchesterFC
Lancashire vs WORCS11 & 782/22 & 0/1110-Aug-1983WorcesterFC

Photos of David Lloyd

David Lloyd turns on the style
David Lloyd performs as Johnny Cash during T20 Finals Day at Edgbaston in 2017
Tom Curran receives his T20 cap from David Lloyd
David Lloyd has a cap and a handshake for debutant Liam Livingstone
James Vince was awarded his T20 cap by David Lloyd
David Lloyd with the runners and riders in the T20 Finals Day mascot race at Edgbaston