Aakash Saini ∙ Nov 21 2022, 5:30 PM

Former English cricketer and umpire Jeremy Lloyds passes away


image-lar0z5svJeremy Lloyds in 2005 (Source: Twitter)

Former English cricketer and umpire Jeremy Lloyds has passed away at the age of 68.

He officiated in five Tests, 18 ODIs and a T20I match between the years 2000 and 2006. Lloyds was also one of the few full-time umpires operating within the ECB fraternity, with his final appearance as an officiator being the COVID-19-struck 2020 Bob Willis Trophy match between Gloucestershire and Northamptonshire.

Somerset legend Jeremy Lloyds passes away

Jeremy Lloyds, born on November 17, 1954, played a staggering 267 first-class matches during his playing days. The all-rounder also played 177 List A games before taking up the umpiring duties in county cricket in 1998.

Lloyds was part of the Somerset Cricket Club from 1979 till 1984. He joined Gloucestershire for the subsequent seven English domestic seasons.

Across his 267-match first-class career, he scored over 10,000 runs at an average of 31.04, with 10 tons and 62 half-centuries to his name. The former cricketer also hurled right-arm off breaks and collected 333 wickets in his career.

After his demise on November 21, 2022; i.e., four days after his 68th birthday, the Somerset Cricket Club poured tributes for the cricketing veteran.

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