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David Lloyd

Batting style:
Left Handed bat
Bowling style:
Slow left-arm orthodox
Played for:
Roles played:
Home country:
March 18, 1947, Accrington


A promising stat but a premature end is the best way to describe David LLoyd's international career.

After a successful stint with Lancashire starting1965, his call for national duty came in 1974 when India toured England. Even though the English thumped the visitors in the first game, Lloyd did not have much to do apart from a 46 in the only innings that they played and two overs of his left arm orthodox. He proved his abilities with a wonderful 214* in his second Test, an innings lasting 448 minutes. Taking on India's spin quartet, he produced a performance showcasing flawless stroke play. After a below average series against Pakistan at home, he had a nightmare in Australia against the pace duo of Dennis Lillee and Geoff Thomson. This series eventually forced him out of the international arena. However, he continued to play for Lancashire and also captained the county quite successfully.

Post retirement, he took to Umpiring in 1983 and officiated several first class games till 1987. Lloyd then took up the responsibility as coach of Lancashire and had very good seasons leading to the opportunity of coaching England in 1996. He got a lot of discipline in the English side which resulted in several home and away victories, with the 1997 Champions trophy win being one of the high points in his term as coach. He stepped down as the English coach after the 1999 World cup.

Since then, Lloyd has been an active presenter and a commentator. 'Bumble' behind the microphone is pure entertainment for cricket lovers.

Fast Facts

  • David Lloyd has been a huge supporter of the Accrington Stanley Football Club, and also played for them in the 1960's.
  • He published his autobiography in 2000, titled “Anything but Murder”, published by Harper Collins.


  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 9 15 552 2 42.46 41.13 1 0 214*
ODI 8 8 285 1 40.71 54.18 1 0 116*
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 9 2 24 17 0 0/4 / - 4.25 0 0 0 0
ODI 8 1 12 3 1 1/3 / 3.00 1.50 0 0 0 0
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 11 0 0
ODI 3 0 0


England Vs India at Lord's, London - Jun 20, 1974
Last played:
England Vs Australia at Adelaide Oval, Adelaide - Jan 25, 1975
England Vs West Indies at Kennington Oval (The Oval), London - Sep 07, 1973
Last played:
England Vs West Indies at Headingley, Leeds - May 28, 1980