David Lloyd

Country: England
Born: March 18, 1947, Accrington, Lancashire
Batting Style: Left hand Bat
Bowling Style: Slow Left arm Orthodox
Playing role: Allrounder

David Lloyd Bio

David Lloyd, commonly known as “Bumble,” is an English former cricketer, coach, umpire, and commentator. Born on March 18, 1947, in Accrington, Lancashire, Lloyd is a highly respected figure in cricket circles for his contributions both on and off the field.

Lloyd began his cricketing journey as a talented allrounder, known for his superb strokeplay and an exceptional ability to read the game. He hailed from the Lancashire hinterland, and his humble upbringing in Accrington shaped his grounded personality.

In the early years of his career, Lloyd showcased immense promise, drawing accolades from fans and experts alike. His talent was recognized when he scored an incredible 214 not out in his second Test match against India in 1974. This innings cemented his place in the national team and earned him a spot on the prestigious Ashes tour of Australia.

However, Lloyd’s dreams of cricketing glory were shattered during the Ashes tour, as he struggled against the formidable bowling attack of Dennis Lillee and Jeff Thomson. Although this setback dented his Test career, Lloyd maintained a resilient and jovial attitude throughout his career, never letting disappointments get the better of him.

Beyond his playing career, Lloyd’s dedication to his county, Lancashire, was evident when he took on the captaincy, a role he never sought, out of loyalty. From 1973 to 1977, he led Lancashire to three Gillette finals, winning one of them. Despite his modesty as a captain, Lloyd’s exceptional fielding skills and cricketing knowledge made a lasting impact on the team.

Lloyd’s contribution to the development of young players cannot be overlooked. He played a crucial role in the growth of Graeme Fowler, among others, and his considerate demeanor made him highly regarded as a mentor. Known for his bravery and agility in the field, he was widely considered one of the finest close fieldsmen of his time.

After retiring from professional cricket, Lloyd briefly explored umpiring before venturing into radio commentary. His lively and enthusiastic commentary style gained him popularity among cricket fans. In 1996, he was appointed as the coach of the England cricket team, where he played a vital role in professionalizing the side.

While his passion and willingness to express himself made him a beloved figure among cricket enthusiasts, it also created some friction with higher authorities. Lloyd’s time as England coach came to an end after the 1999 World Cup, where he departed amidst some controversy.

Returning to his radio commentary roots, Lloyd joined Sky Sports as a commentator, bringing his unique blend of humor, insight, and love for the game to countless viewers. His infectious enthusiasm continues to make him a popular figure in the cricketing world.

David Lloyd’s contributions to cricket extend far beyond his playing days. His journey, characterized by resilience, humor, and dedication, has left a lasting impact on the game. From his memorable performances on the field to his coaching and commentary prowess, Bumble remains a revered figure in English cricket history.

David Lloyd Career Stats

David Lloyd Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 9 15 2 552 214* 42.46 1342 41.13 1 0 54 0 11 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 8 8 1 285 116* 40.71 526 54.18 1 0 25 1 3 0
FC 407 652 74 19269 214* 33.33 - - 38 93 - - 334 0
List A 288 276 39 7761 121* 32.74 - - 7 44 - - 89 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

David Lloyd Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 9 2 24 17 0 - - - 4.25 - 0 0 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 8 1 12 3 1 1/3 1/3 3 1.5 12 0 0 0
FC 407 - 15598 7172 237 7/38 - 30.26 2.75 65.8 - 5 1
List A 288 - 1251 893 39 4/17 4/17 22.89 4.28 32 1 0 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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