David 'Bumble' Lloyd,
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David 'Bumble' Lloyd, Civic Theatre, Chelmsford 31st October 2010
This is the first time I have ever attended an audience with a sporting celebrity and I thoroughly enjoyed it,
For those who don't know who David Lloyd is he played cricket for and captained Lancashire (not to be
mistaken for Clive Lloyd as if) and England.
It was a cricket lovers evening and would probley bore the pants of non-lovers, but for me brilliant I have been very lucky
watching football lots of cup finals seeing the Gooners win the double, all England games in Euro96 but by far me best
sporting day was the last day of the Oval test in 2005 when England regained the Ashes.
The evening started by meeting Roy in the Steamer a proper blokes pub with no real niceties where a couple of rather
nice ales were supped, I can't now remember the names but were most enjoyable, but after these couple the drink
went down hill, as the civic theatre only sold bottle or canned beer (cans of guiness £3.10 and small bottles Magners £3)
So on to the show it was in 2 halves each lasting about 1 hour, the first being a straight story telling from the world of cricket
the second being a some what stage managed question and answer session. the first half was for me more enjoyable where
he told stories of nearly losing his manhood to a delivery from Jeff Thompson and words of advice from Geoff Boycott and many
others players he knew and places he had been.
The second half was questions alledgly asked by the audience though I rather suspect that some of the question appear at
every show. Most of them were of a humorous nature although a couple were more serious like, 'Which cricketing personality
would you like to sit down and talk to?', he answered 'Hansi Cronje (sorry about the spelling) and just ask Why?' (a cricket lovers
All and all a very good evening and I will certainly go to one of these evenings again, the night finished with a rather poor pint of Adnams at The White Horse and home by 10.30 Happy days.

Colin November 2010