Jack Bond: Former Lancashire Captain dies age 87

Jack Bond, former Lancashire cricket captain has died.

Today we say goodbye to a beloved athlete.

Bond skippered successfully for Lancashire, including West Indies batsman Clive Lloyd and India’s Farokh Engineer, from 1968 to 1972.

He led them to five limited-overs trophies, including three successive Gillette Cup wins at Lord’s.

Bond briefly left Lancashire to spend time at Nottinghamshire in 1974, and later as an England selector, however he returned to Lancashire as a manager in 1980.

Across his rich career he played in a total of 461 games in a wide array of competitions.

TV pundit David Lloyd, an opening batsman for the county who played when Bond was manager, said: “Lancashire in the 60s were in all sorts of disarray. They even advertised for a captain in the paper.

“Brian Statham took the job on and Jack Bond was captain after Brian and he absolutely transformed the team and made us into a real feared one-day outfit. We were the best one-day team in the world.”

Lloyd added: “He was more than a captain. He was a great mentor and such a friend. But he kept us all in check and there were some big egos in that team.”

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