Arthur Lloyd James
Former Member of Parliament, Bermuda
Lloyd James was a Bermudian cricketer, politician, and former Member of Parliament
Lloyd James was born in Bermuda on 27 January 1937.
James was elected to represent Warwick East for the Progressive Labour Party (PLP) alongside Walter Brangman in December 1980 under the former two-seat constituency system.
In sports, James held the record for the highest individual score in Cup Match in 1962 with 173 not out for St George’s, which passed the previous record of 170 not out set by Timmy Edwards. His record stood for 39 years before Janeiro Tucker passed the milestone in 2001. He scored 988 runs from 28 innings in a Cup Match career that spanned 19 years before he retired in 1974 — only 12 runs short of being the first batsman to score 1,000 runs in the annual classic. James was inducted into the Bermuda Sports Hall of Fame in 2007.
He also founded James Water Services with his older brother, Winfield, in 1979.
James was married to wife Betty and was the father of two daughters Joanne and Ria Mayes. He had five brothers and sisters - Elvin, the former PLP Cabinet Minister and Cup Match player, Leon and Winfield, Lillian Grant and Cynthia Lightbourne.
James died on 15 April 2019. He was 82. His funeral service was held at the Southampton Seventh-day Adventist Church, Middle Road, Southampton, on Sunday, 21 April 2019.