Belated Happy Birthday To Clive Hubert Lloyd

Belated Happy Birthday To Clive Hubert Lloyd

By Dmitri Allicock

Clive Lloyd

Clive Lloyd

Born August 31, 1944, Queenstown, Georgetown, Demerara, British Guiana now Guyana, was a former Guyana and West Indies cricketer.

In 1971 he was named Wisden Cricketer of the Year. He captained the West Indies between 1974 and 1985 and oversaw their rise to become the dominant Test-playing nation, a position that was only relinquished in the latter half of the 1990s. He is one of the most successful Test captains of all time with a record of 74 test captaincy and 36 wins.  

During his captaincy the side had a run of 27 matches without defeat, which included 11 wins in succession Viv Richards acted as captain for one of the 27 matches, against Australia at Port of Spain in 1983–84). He was the first West Indian player to earn 100 international caps. Lloyd captained the West Indies in three World Cups, winning the 1975 with Lloyd scoring a century in the finals while losing the 1983 final to India.

 [Read more:   Clive Hubert Lloyd 69th Birthday ]

Also view this video:

The first Cricket World Cup Final – June 21, 1975

Heroes Day! The Prudential World Cup – 1975

http://guyaneseonline.wordpress.com/2013/06/21/the-prudential-world-cup-1975-submitted-by-dmitri-allicock/

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