Barry Lloyd shared the captaincy duties of Glamorgan CCC during 1982 , with the off-spinner having a fourteen year career with the Welsh county.
The off-spinner from Neath CC had joined the Glamorgan staff during the early 1970`s and was regarded as a potential successor to Don Shepherd. Consequently, Barry was on the MCC groundstaff during 1971 and 1972, with the latter season also seeing Barry make his Championship debut against Gloucestershire at Bristol. Barry also trained as a school teacher at Bangor Normal College, but he continued to play for the Welsh county during his vacations, and in 1973 he made his one-day debut against Sussex at Hove.
Barry featured in both formats of the game for Glamorgan from 1977 until 1983, besides helping the 2nd XI lift the Second Eleven Championship in 1980, as well as leading the 1st XI in the Tilcon Trophy games at Harrogate. 1981 was a breakthrough summer for him as he claimed 53 first-class wickets at just 32 runs apiece including a career-best return of 8/70 against Lancashire at Sophia Gardens.
His greatest asset was his nagging accuracy and his frugal spells in one-day cricket, allied to his wicket-taking in Championship matches led to Barry winning his county cap in 1982 – a summer in which he shared the captaincy duties with Javed Miandad. But the following summer, Rodney Ontong changed styles from seam to spin, and Barry had fewer opportunities at 1st XI level.
After retiring from the county game at the end of 1984, Barry continued to play with success for Pontarddulais CC besides appearing for the Wales Minor County side until 1996. To his great pride, his daughter Hannah also graduated from playing in junior teams in Pontarddulais to a place in the England Women’s team, appearing in five One-Day internationals between 1999 and 2003.
LLOYD, Barry John
Born – Neath, 6th September 1953.
Died – Neath, 1st December 2016.
Best performances for Glamorgan:
In first-class cricket – 48 v Sussex at Sophia Gardens, 1982; 8/70 v Lancashire at Sophia Gardens, 1981.
In List A cricket – 32 v Northamptonshire at Northampton, 1983; 4/26 v Combined Universities at Sophia Gardens, 1982.