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Graham Lloyd was born in Accrington on 1 July 1969 and is the son of former England star David Lloyd. Graham Lloyd was pigeonholed fairly on early on in his career as a one-day specialist, largely because of his no nonsense batting style and outstanding fielding.
He was a key member of the Lancashire side which dominated one-day cricket in the mid to late 1990s, although he failed in finals at Lord’s. Perhaps he wasn’t the big stage player – his six One-Day International appearances for England produced just 39 runs and he never looked at home. But his first-class career (1988-2002) record was impressive – 11,279 runs at 38.23 – including an impressive 24 centuries, but largely overlooked outside Lancashire. He retired in 2002 after failing to secure a regular place in the first team and went to play Minor Counties cricket for Cumberland, as well as coaching at Accrington, the club where both he- and father, David – started.
Graham is available for after dinner speaking.