Born On This Day: 25th October

A new series from Hampshire Cricket historian Dave Allen marks the birthdays of notable and fondly remembered Hampshire cricketers

Lloyd Budd was born in Hawkley, Hampshire in 1913. He was a useful pace bowler and lower-order batsman, with two half centuries in a Hampshire career of 60 matches - it might have been significantly more, but the Second World War began as he approached his 26th birthday.

He made his first-class debut at Bournemouth in late August 1934, and played more regularly in 1935, although his 17 wickets cost nearly 55 each. In that year, he scored 67* v Glamorgan, batting at number 11, sharing a last wicket partnership of 125 with AL Hosie. After a few matches in 1936, he bowled and took wickets most often in 1937 – 27 at 31.07 with his best figures of 4-22 v Essex at Southend. After 11 wickets in eight matches in 1938, he did not play from late June.

During the war, he served in the Southampton Police and played cricket quite regularly, returning for four matches in 1946, when his three wickets were all taken in one innings in a victory over Lancashire at Old Trafford.

In his fifties, after a couple of decades away from the game, Lloyd Budd came back as a first-class umpire, retiring at the end of the 1982 season, although there were two appearances in the following two seasons. In the mid-1970s he stood in four Test Matches and a number of ODIs, including the World Cups in England in 1975 & 1979. He died in 1986.


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