Often he was obliged to curb his natural, attacking instincts in order to work his team out of trouble, as on the tour of Australia of 1975-76 where he scored 469 runs at an average of 46.9 as his team were swept aside 5-1 by Thomson and Lillee. Sir Clive Hubert Lloyd CBE AO (born 31 August 1944) is a Guyanese former cricketer who played for the West Indies cricket team.As a boy he went to Chatham High School in Georgetown. He duly made 102 from 88 balls, the only limited overs international century of his career. Slow over rates and intimidation of batsmen with short-pitched bowling were both characteristics of his reign as captain. At the age of 14 he was captain of his school cricket team in the prestigious Chin Cup inter-school competition. In 1971 he was named Wisden Cricketer of the Year. At his best Lloyd was a flamboyant destroyer of bowling.

Some may say his job as captain was fairly straightforward: with a battery of fast bowlers including Roberts, Marshall, Garner, Holding and Croft at his command, and batsmen of the calibre of Greenidge, Haynes and Richards, he certainly had some handy players to call upon. Another century followed in the fourth Test of that series to confirm he was at home at the highest level. During the Packer crisis Lloyd resigned as captain after disagreeing with the selectors on the eve of a Test against Australia (1977-78), but he returned to lead his team to the 1979 World Cup. An almost ponderous, lazy gait belied the speed and power at his command and the astute tactical brain that led the West Indies to the top of world cricket for two decades.

Sir Clive Hubert Lloyd CBE AO (born 31 August 1944) is a Guyanese former cricketer who played for the West Indies cricket team. All cricket scores, fixtures and results here. Captaining an internation... Sir Clive Lloyd is, unarguably the greatest captain Test and ODI cricket, has ever seen.

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Sir Clive Lloyd is, unarguably the greatest captain Test and ODI cricket, has ever seen. He averaged 76 in the series against England and a phenomenal 172.50 in domestic cricket.

Age 76y 46d. Lloyd was a useful right-arm medium-pacer too, taking 114 first-class wickets in all (including a best of 4-48, Lancashire v Leicestershire at Old Trafford, 1970) with 10 in Tests. Far from Clive Lloyd’s 3 ½ lb fence posts, ... “When we talk about size, we’re talking about the physical dimensions of the bat as opposed to the weight or the mass.

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But he instilled his talented side with the professionalism and determination to win consistently and when the conditions suited the opposition. In 2009, Lloyd was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame. Read about Sir Clive Lloyd's Profile, Latest News, Articles, Career updates only on ESPNcricinfo.com. August 31, 1944, Queenstown, Georgetown, Demerara, British Guiana, Major teams West Indies, British Guiana, Guyana, Lancashire, Education Chatham High School, Georgetown. [1], In the 1975 Cricket World Cup Final against Australia, the West Indies were deep in trouble at 3/50 when Lloyd strode to the crease. At the age of 14 he was captain of his school cricket team in the prestigious Chin Cup inter-school competition. He united the disparate threads of the separate nations that make up the West Indies, and was the force that gelled them as a team rather than a bunch of talented individuals.

With that experience behind him, he resumed his duties as an ICC Match Referee - a position he occupied with great presence and no little humour to earn the respect and confidence of the players. Batting Style Left-hand bat.

In 2005, Lloyd offered his patronage to Major League Cricket for their inaugural Interstate Cricket Cup in the United States, to be named the Sir Clive Lloyd Cup.

Full Name Clive Hubert Lloyd. He was the first West Indian player to earn 100 international caps.

Rest of the World XI in Australia 1971/72, "ICC and FICA launch Cricket Hall of Fame", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Clive_Lloyd&oldid=968422611, West Indies One Day International cricketers, West Indian cricketers of 1970–71 to 1999–2000, West Indian cricketers of 1945–46 to 1969–70, Commanders of the Order of the British Empire, Honorary Officers of the Order of Australia, Cricket players and officials awarded knighthoods, Pages containing London Gazette template with parameter supp set to y, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 19 July 2020, at 09:03. A promising career as ICC Match Official (he officiated in both semi-final and final of the 1996 World Cup) was put on hold to take on the management of the West Indies team after their disappointments in the World Cup.

Find out more in our, vs India at Brabourne Stadium, Dec 13, 1966, vs Australia at Sydney Cricket Ground, Dec 30, 1984, vs Pakistan at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Mar 06, 1985. A cousin of Lance Gibbs, he was a hard-hitting batsmen and one of the most successful captains in history. 6'5" with stooped shoulders, a large moustache and thick glasses (his eyes were damaged when he was 12 as he attempted to break up a fight at school), Clive Lloyd was the crucial ingredient in the rise of West Indian cricket.

Queenstown, Georgetown, Demerara, British Guiana.

Born In Australia in 1981 he played the crucial innings to secure the West Indies a win at Adelaide to draw a series that had seemed destined to be won by Australia, encouraging his fast bowlers to rush on to the pitch and carry him off on their shoulders.

Few cricketers have inspired an entire generation of captains as Lloyd has. He has coached and commentated on the game, as well as managing the Guyana team.

Far from inhibiting his batting, Lloyd's first tour as captain (1974-75) marked a dramatic improvement after a run of low scores.

Find Lloyd's Records, Biography, Centuries, Runs, wickets.

Few cricketers have inspired an entire generation of captains as Lloyd has. Normal service was resumed with home and away victories against India and Australia.

On the subsequent tour of Australia he underwent surgery on his knee that improved his mobility and effectiveness.

Captaining an international team might not be that difficult for say, an England or Australian team. It was a frustrating period for Lloyd, whose hands were tied by the decision not to appoint him as a full selector (although he was a selector while on tour), and whose responsibilities became increasingly administrative.

On his final tours he averaged 67 in England (1984) as the West Indies completed a famous 5-0 "blackwash", and 50.85 against Australia (1984-85) as he helped secure a 3-1 triumph.

He hit 70 sixes in his Test career, which is the 14th highest number of any player. Date of Birth 31 Aug 1944. Lloyd was a tall, powerful middle-order batsman and occasional medium-pace bowler. Clive Lloyd is a former West Indies cricketer. His heavy bat, powerful shoulders and full swing of the arms could turn the course of any game, once scoring 201* in just 120 minutes against Glamorgan - equalling the record for the fastest ever first-class double hundred (1976).

The unsuccessful tour of Australia proved to be a major turning point in West Indian cricket however, as Lloyd decided to adopt the intimidatory tactics of the Australians and stack his team with fast bowlers. Centuries at Adelaide and Old Trafford followed, and back in the West Indies he found the most consistent form of his career as in nine successive innings his lowest score was 49 (run out).

With Rohan Kanhai he added 149 for the West Indies to win by 17 runs. Clive Lloyd. Lloyd had already made his Test debut, against India at Mumbai (then Bombay) in December 1966, hitting 82 and 78 not out as he put on 102 runs with Sobers to win the match on a pitch helping the spinners.