Ken Wadsworth      

Full name Kenneth John Wadsworth

Born November 30, 1946, Nelson, Nelson

Died August 19, 1976, Nelson, Nelson (aged 29 years 263 days)

Major teams New Zealand, Canterbury, Central Districts

Batting style Right-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Kenneth John Wadsworth
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 33 51 4 1010 80 21.48 0 5 1 92 4
ODIs 13 10 1 258 104 28.66 334 77.24 1 0 13 2
First-class 118 166 23 3664 117 25.62 2 265 26
List A 30 23 3 603 104 30.15 1 2 39 6
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 33 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 13 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 118 16 10 0 - - - 3.75 - 0 0 0
List A 30 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut England v New Zealand at Lord's, Jul 24-28, 1969 scorecard
Last Test New Zealand v India at Wellington, Feb 13-17, 1976 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut New Zealand v Pakistan at Christchurch, Feb 11, 1973 scorecard
Last ODI New Zealand v India at Auckland, Feb 22, 1976 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1968-1976
List A span 1969-1976
Profile

Wisden obituary
Kenneth John Wadsworth, died in Nelson, New Zealand, on August 19, aged 29. He had been New Zealand's regular keeper since 1969, playing in thirty-three Tests, the last of them against India at Wellington in February 1976: in these he dismissed 95 batsmen and made over a thousand runs. He toured England in 1969 and 1973. As a keeper, he was always brilliant and as time went on became more consistent: perhaps even when he died he had not reached his best. He was primarily an aggressive bat, whose impetuosity often cost him his wicket, but he could defend doggedly enough when the situation demanded. His highest Test innings was 80 against Australia at Melbourne in 1974: in the same season he made a century against them in the one-day Test at Christchurch.

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Mar 16, 2004

Ken Wadsworth

Ken Wadsworth

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Jun 15, 1973

Ken Wadsworth just fails to cling on to a Geoff Boycott edge, England v New Zealand, Trent Bridge, June 1973

Ken Wadsworth just fails to cling on to a Geoff Boycott edge

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Jun 1973

Dennis Amiss on his way to 138 against New Zealand in 1973 with Ken Wadsworth keeping, England v New Zealand, 1st Test, Trent Bridge, June 1973

Dennis Amiss on his way to 138 against New Zealand in 1973 with Ken Wadsworth keeping

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Tournament Results
England v India at Birmingham - Jun 23, 2013
India won by 5 runs
India v Sri Lanka at Cardiff - Jun 20, 2013
India won by 8 wickets (with 90 balls remaining)
England v South Africa at The Oval - Jun 19, 2013
England won by 7 wickets (with 75 balls remaining)
Australia v Sri Lanka at The Oval - Jun 17, 2013
Sri Lanka won by 20 runs
England v New Zealand at Cardiff - Jun 16, 2013
England won by 10 runs
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