|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.
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