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Syd Ward      

Full name Sydney William Ward

Born August 5, 1907, Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Died December 31, 2010, Featherstone, Wellington (aged 103 years 148 days)

Major teams Wellington

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 10 20 1 282 61 14.84 0 1 9 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 10 36 22 0 - - - 3.66 - 0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1929-1938
Profile

Born in Australia, Syd Ward moved to New Zealand at an early age and worked in Wellington as a jeweller. A top-order batsman, he played ten matches for Wellington between 1929-30 and 1936-37 scoring 282 runs at 14.84. The highlight of his career came in December 1935 when he was in the Wellington side which beat the touring MCC by 14 runs. Ward was also an accomplished rugby player for the state before his career was ended in 1933 by a badly-broken ankle.
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