Arthur Ward      

Full name Arthur Robert Ward

Born December 29, 1829, Bloomsbury, London

Died September 25, 1884, Cambridge (aged 54 years 271 days)

Major teams Cambridge University, Marylebone Cricket Club

Batting style Right-hand bat

Relation Father - W Ward, Brother - H Ward, Brother - M Ward

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 Ct St
First-class 12 22 2 227 53* 11.35 0 4 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 12 - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class debut Marylebone Cricket Club v Cambridge University at Lord's, Jun 17-18, 1852 scorecard
Last First-class Marylebone Cricket Club v Oxford University at Lord's, Jul 6-7, 1854 scorecard

The Revd Arthur Ward was a capable middle-order batsman for Cambridge University between 1852 and 1854, winning his Blue in 1853 and captaining them in 1854. However, he did not win a Blue in that season after refusing to play as a result of being abused because of his size (he topped 20 stone) in the MCC v Cambridge University game immediately beforehand. Instead, he captained the side from the pavilion. He was for many years the treasurer and president of the CUCC and closely followed all matches.
Martin Williamson