Jeremy Lloyds dead at 68: Tributes paid to English cricket umpire and former Somerset star

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

He registered 4,036 runs and 133 wickets for Somerset between 1979 and 1984.

As a player Lloyds was a left-handed batter and right arm off-break bowlerAlamy

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And Lloyds then went on to play for Gloucestershire between 1985 and 1991 where he managed 6,400 runs and 188 wickets.

Somerset paid tribute to their ex-player on Monday afternoon.

Speaking on Twitter, the club said: “Everyone associated with Somerset County Cricket Club is deeply saddened to hear that former player Jeremy Lloyds has passed away.”

Lloyds was appointed to the ECB’s First Class umpires list in 1998.

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And he went on to be a part of the ICC International Panel between 2003 and 2006.

He took charge of his final match in September 2020.

And it fittingly took place between his two former clubs Somerset at Gloucestershire.

Tributes poured in on social media following the death of the former cricketer.


One person said: “Terribly sad. A good batsman and off-spinner who did even better at Gloucester when he moved.”

Another added: “A player who made the best of what he had and a very fine umpire. Sad news for sure. RIP Jeremy.”

And a third said: “This is terrible news One of the super nice umpires on the circuit when I played.”

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