Michael Lloyd Passes 3000 Runs for the Bears

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During his innings of 58 against Easts in round 5, a true doyen of North Sydney Cricket, Michael Lloyd, passed 3000 runs for the club. Michael brought up this landmark in his 127th game for the club and, all up, has 3117 runs at an average of 26.19 with 3 hundreds and 19 half centuries.

Michael came to the club midway through the 2009/10 season in the most inauspicious of circumstances, top scoring in his debut with 3* in the infamous all-out-for-8 match against Parramatta. Thankfully, things took a rapid upward turn from there and, in 2010/11, he was a part of the powerful second grade squad that conquered all before it en route to the premiership.

Throughout 2011/12 and 2012/13, Michael dominated second grade, scoring 848 runs at an average of 45. With his 106 against Fairfield in round 1 of 2012/13, he to forced his way into first grade, claiming cap number 632. In that same season he was again part of a successful squad, snaring a pivotal catch in the grand final of the first grade one-day competition to help the team to victory.

Michael led multiple sides across the grades from 2012/13 until 2015/16. After taking a break upon the birth of his twins, Michael returned to the field in the 2018/19 season. Once  again he brought silverware to the club as the leading run-scorer in the 2018/19 fifth grade premiership. He continues to show the way for many up-and-coming Bears, leading this season’s fifth grade side to their current spot atop the table.

Beyond his exploits on the field, Michael is one of the longest-serving current members of the club’s executive committee. He has had a hand in key financial relationships for the club, selections, constitutional reforms and many other aspects of the club’s operations. A Bear to his bootstraps, there are undoubtedly many more runs, and hopefully a few more trophies, in Michael’s future in the red and black.