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It's The David Lloyd Way
The club is delighted that Hyndburn Council have agreed to the proposal to name the new road leading to the ground after our Hon Patron.
'David Lloyd Way' will form part of the new housing development currently being built next to the club by Countryside Properties.
Club Secretary Mark Taylor said: "When the developers first contacted us last year with their plans and layout for the new estate and new access road the Committee immediately thought it would be fitting to propose naming it after David, in recognition of his lifelong involvement and support for the cricket club and everything he has done to promote the town over many years.
"We are pleased that the council have recognised David's contribution to the borough in this way."
David has been associated with the club in one way or another for almost all his life, from being a junior player through to his 1st XI debut aged just 15 in 1962, and then returning as club professional and subsequently captain between 1984 and 1989, after a successful career with Lancashire and England.
Since then he has acted as Club President and current Hon Patron and perhaps most famously made a comeback as a player in 2009, hitting the winning boundary at Lowerhouse that clinched the League Championship that season.
We are pleased that his long association with the club can continue to be recognised and be there for everyone to see as they arrive at The Property Shop Arena.
The work Countryside are currently doing will, once completed, significantly improve the access to the club and brighten up the surrounding area and we look forward to welcoming future generations of cricketers and visitors to the club via David Lloyd Way'
David added: "It is a huge honour to be recognised by my hometown and I am looking forward to visiting the street once the development is complete.
"The street is close to both Accrington Cricket Club and Accrington Stanley Sports Hub, two places which are fantastic future resources for the local community, I am really pleased to have been chosen to form a lasting part of this.”
Cllr Miles Parkinson OBE, Leader of Hyndburn Council said: “David Lloyd is a fantastic ambassador for our town, he is a Freeman of the borough, has never forgotten his roots and it is fitting he should be recognised for his ongoing contributions to raising Hyndburn’s profile.”