DIXON, LLOYD GEORGE
Born on March 13, 1940 in the parish of St. Ann, Jamaica, West Indies, Lloyd George Dixon attended the Ocho Rios Primary and High Schools, where he first began playing cricket. At school, the young cricketer was coached by former West Indian stars George Headley, Dickie Fuller and Frank Worrell.
In 1956, Dixon graduated from Northern Academy with an Associate Degree from the Institute of Business. Nostalgia for the sport gave way and he again started to play cricket as a past time. In 1964, Dixon returned to Jamaica and accepted a supervisory position at A. C. Marzouca in Kingston. Later, he joined the Melbourne Cricket Club and played his first Minor Cup game under the captaincy of former Jamaica and West Indies bowler, Esmond Kentish. Dixon performed well capturing three wickets for 17 runs which led to his promotion to the senior team under the captaincy of Teddy Griffith. His best Senior Cup performance included 5 for 28 against the University of the West Indies including the wickets of former West Indies players Colin Blades and Collis King. In 1971, Dixon migrated to the United States where he worked as an Operations Administrator for Bankers Trust. In the same year, he along with Gordon Pincheiro, Grofton Cupid and Mascelles Bailey founded the Bankers Athletic League (BAL). He also became involved in various community activities while at Bankers Trust and became captain of the Bankers Trust cricket team. He was later promoted to manager and then became chairman, serving with the team for 26 years. He also served as the chairman of BAL for 12 years. K-Keepers (London). In 1960, he moved to Guyana and became the office manager for his uncle’s business.
In 1974, Dixon played on the BAL’s All-Star team which toured Jamaica. The team played against the Jamaica All Banks. They also played against the Jamaica team., which was captained by Maurice Foster and included Michael Holding, Arthur Barrett, Jeffrey Dujon and Richard Austin. Dixon was the leading wicket-taker and won the Man of the Match Award. He played with BAL’s All-Star Team on 10 occasions in all, during which time he had two hat-tricks. From 1976-1981, Dixon represented the Jamaica Social Athletic Club (SAC) in the Metropolitan Cricket League and held a record of seven wickets for 15 runs during the time he played. In 1981-1983, he represented the Brooklyn League, where he was a committee executive for the Golden Egg Club. He went on tour with the USA Cricket team to Jamaica for the Red Stripe Competition. He also went on tour with the team to England for the International Cricket Conference (ICC). Dixon is a board member as well as the Sports Coordinator for the United States of America Cricket Promoters Association, led by Roy Sweeney. He also served on the Planning Committee for the Association’s function and events, including the Mayor’s Cup and the visit of the West Indies Cricket Team in New York in 2006. In addition, he plans the annual Celebrity Games.
An executive member for the Ed Ahmad Caribbean Cup Competition led by Kris Persaud, Dixon also serves on the New York Region’s committee of the United States of America Cricket Association (USACA). As a member of the management team, he has toured with them to Texas, California, Florida and New Jersey. In October of 2006, he was appointed manager for the USACA tour played in New Jersey. In addition, he is on the management team of the New York Region’s Youth Program headed by Clifford Hinds. Dixon is still involved in numerous community activities. He is the president of the East 49th Street Block Association. He is also a member of New York City’s Community Board 17 in Brooklyn. He serves on the Transportation, Commerce, Parks and Recreation, Public Safety and Block Association’s committees. Additionally, he is the marketing manager of World Domino Promotional, Inc and an executive member of the Jamaica Civic Association of New York. Dixon is married and celebrated his 40th wedding anniversary in 2007. He and his wife Daphne Jean have three children: Marsha, Joy and Lloyd Jr. He is also grandpa to Justin, Daria and Chloe.