David Lloyd: All-rounder signs two-year Glamorgan extension

David Lloyd takes a shot for Glamorgan
David Lloyd scored a career-best 119 against Gloucestershire in 2018

Glamorgan all-rounder David Lloyd has signed two-year a contract extension to keep him at the club until the end of the 2021 season.

That will stretch the 26-year-old's senior career at the Welsh county to nine years.

The north Walian has scored more than 2,200 first-class runs and taken over 50 wickets.

"I'm now one of the senior players at the club and I want to kick on over the next few seasons," said Lloyd.

He was one of only a few players to improve their Championship batting average in 2018, when the team finished bottom of Division Two, from the previous year.

He averaged 29.6 with the bat and took nine wickets at 38, with a similar batting average in the One-Day Cup, although his season was interrupted by a knee problem and a broken finger.

"We under-performed last year and I think we've got a good squad of players who can improve and prove people wrong," Lloyd told BBC Sport Wales.

"Last season was better for me, but I was still disappointed because there were a lot of times I got myself in, and I left a lot of runs out there."

Lloyd has now had a knee operation and will undergo rehabilitation over the coming weeks, preventing him from taking the field in his other sporting love of football.

He remains open-minded as to whether the replacements for head coach Robert Croft, and Hugh Morris as director of cricket, should be internal or external.

"It was a bit of a shock with both Hugh stepping down and Rob, Rob was a great servant and legend of the club and I wish him all the best for the future.

"Both us as players, we've got to take responsibility and improve our performances, and back whoever they go for", he said.

Morris, who remains Glamorgan chief executive, said: "He is a proven performer across all three formats with both bat and ball and was having a strong 2018 campaign before injuries curtailed his season.

"Hopefully next year he puts his injuries behind him and can carry on improving and fulfil his undoubted talent."