David Ward      

Full name David Mark Ward

Born February 10, 1961, Croydon, Surrey

Current age 53 years 172 days

Major teams Hertfordshire, Surrey

Nickname Gnasher

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Other Coach

David Mark Ward
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 156 246 34 8139 294* 38.39 16 33 122 3
List A 237 210 32 5439 112 30.55 5 33 101 3
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 156 107 113 2 2/66 56.50 6.33 53.5 0 0
List A 237 6 6 0 - - - 6.00 - 0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1985-2001
List A debut 1984
Last List A Hertfordshire v Ireland at Bishop's Stortford, Aug 28-29, 2003 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
4, 0 M.C.C. v Ireland A Dublin 3 Aug 2010 Other
75 Herts v Suffolk Bury St Edmunds 17 Aug 2008 Other
65 M.C.C. v Minor C Gerrards Cross 14 Aug 2008 Other OD
8 Herts v Cumberland Long Marston 3 Aug 2008 Other
34, 26, 0/18 Herts v Lincolnshire Cleethorpes 20 Jul 2008 Other
10, 65 Herts v Staffs Stoke-on-Trent 22 Jun 2008 Other
13, 3 Herts v Cambs Bishop's Stortford 8 Jun 2008 Other
21 Herts v Northumb Long Marston 1 Jun 2008 Other OD
38 Herts v Staffs Leek 18 May 2008 Other OD
23 Herts v Suffolk Welwyn Garden City 11 May 2008 Other OD
Profile

David Ward was Surrey born and raised attacking right-hand batsman who made his mark from the off when scoring 143 on his first-class debut for the county against Derbyshire in 1985. He took a while to establish himself in the side, but in 1990 scored more than 2000 runs,although lean seasons followed and in 1992 and 1993 he again was unable to secure a regular first-team place. In the one-day game his powerful hitting was an asset, and on occasions he kept wicket in Alec Stewart's absence. In 1994 he made his career best 294 not out, robbed of a triple century by a declaration. His outings became fewer and he retired in 1996 after making just two appearances that summer. He continued to play minor county cricket for Hertfordshire, latterly as captain, and in 2002 made a remarkable comeback for Surrey. Weakened by other commitments, Surrey were woefully short for their Sunday League match against Northants at Whitgift School, where Ward was cricket coach. He was persuaded to play, and aged 41, he opened the innings and hammered 78 in 52 balls. He was prolific for Hertfordshire, scoring a remarkable 6317 runs at 53.53 in his 12-year career, and was a thoughtful and encouraging mentor to the young players. Ward was a popular figure at The Oval, always willing to coach youngsters and chat to members, and he remained heavily involved in the game as a coach (see above) as well as playing for Old Whitgiftians.
Martin Williamson

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