Sportsvibe were graced with the presence of cricketing legend David ‘Bumble’ Lloyd.
See Bumble talk about his ‘Start the car’ tour, his amazing career and being a national treasure.
David Lloyd (born 18 March 1947) is an English former cricketer who played county cricket for Lancashire and Testand One Day International cricket for England. He also played semi-professional football for Accrington Stanley. He is known through the cricketing world as “Bumble” because of the ostensible similarity between his facial profile and those of the 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 forTest Match Special, and later Sky Sports, with whom he currently broadcasts. He is also an author, journalist and columnist.