(born 18 March 1947) is a former English cricketer
who played county cricket for Lancashire
and One Day International
cricket for England
. He also played semi-professional football for Accrington Stanley
. He is known through the cricketing world as "Bumble"
due to the similarity between his facial profile and "Bumblies", characters of Michael Bentine
's children's television programmes.
A left-handed batsman and left-arm spin bowler, he played nine Tests, with a highest score of 214 not out
, and eight One Day International matches. In first class cricket
he was a successful all-rounder, scoring a career aggregate of more than 19,000 runs and taking 237 wickets. He captained his county from 1973 to 1977. Following his retirement as a player, he became a first class
umpire, and subsequently Lancashire and England cricket coach
, resigning the latter post following the 1999 Cricket World Cup
. He then became a renowned cricket commentator
for Test Match Special
, and later Sky Sports
, with whom he currently broadcasts.
Lloyd was born in Accrington
in March 1947, and was educated at Accrington Secondary Technical School. His son, Graham......