Obituary - William Meurig Lloyd
Tuesday 2nd October 2018

It is with much sadness that the death is announced whilst on holiday in France of Colwyn Bay Cricket Club stalwart William Meurig (WM) Lloyd, known to all in the cricketing fraternity as 'Bill'. He was 74.

Bill joined the club at the age of 10 and has been a member ever since, progressing through to the senior teams in his mid teens.

He was a bowler of prodigious in swingers and has the distinction of being one of only three in the club's history to have taken all 10 - against St Asaph in August 1977.

Bill captained the 2nd XI for a number of years before injury forced his retirement.

He then took up umpiring as 2nd XI umpire for approximately 30 years, gaining a well deserved reputation for impartiality and the accuracy of his decision making. He also served on the club's management committee.

After retiring from umpiring a few years ago, Bill joined the group of elderly aficionados who congregate on the benches at the Penrhyn Avenue end of the ground and by whom he will be very much missed.

Friends and colleagues send their condolences to Bill's family and Colwyn Bay Cricket Club.