|Test debut||New Zealand v South Africa at Wellington, Feb 21-25, 1964 scorecard|
|Last Test||New Zealand v India at Auckland, Mar 7-12, 1968 scorecard|
|First-class span||1957/58 - 1970/71|
John Ward was a reliable wicketkeeper and a solid, if not hugely successful, tailender who never quite live dup to his early promise - he was picked to tour South Africa after only two first-class matches. From the late fifties through to the mid sixties he was a semi-permanent member of the New Zealand squad, but had to wait until 1963-64 to make his debut, and although he kept efficiently, he was never able to command a regular place in the side.
Stats highlights from the third Test between Sri Lanka and India at the SSC where India completed a rare away series win
For the fifth time in the last year and a half, India had their opponents five down for less than 100 only to let the lower order off the hook
Cheteshwar Pujara's century was proof that at times in Test match play, survival need not mean mere tentativeness but the ability to wait for simpler things, like the loose ball
If other men were witness to as much incompetence as Angelo Mathews has become used to, dressing rooms might have been set ablaze