Ian Ward      

Full name Ian James Ward

Born September 30, 1972, Plymouth, Devon

Current age 44 years 0 days

Major teams England, Surrey, Sussex

Nickname Stumpy, The Chimp, The Gnome, Cocker

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Other Commentator

Height 5 ft 8 in

Education Millfield School

Ian James Ward
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 5 9 1 129 39 16.12 316 40.82 0 0 8 0 1 0
First-class 138 230 17 8575 168* 40.25 23 43 72 0
List A 160 153 13 4059 136 28.99 2 27 34 0
Twenty20 18 15 0 351 50 23.40 279 125.80 0 2 45 7 4 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 5 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 138 319 197 3 1/1 65.66 3.70 106.3 0 0
List A 160 149 181 2 2/27 2/27 90.50 7.28 74.5 0 0 0
Twenty20 18 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut England v Pakistan at Lord's, May 17-20, 2001 scorecard
Last Test England v Australia at Nottingham, Aug 2-4, 2001 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class debut 1992
Last First-class Sussex v Glamorgan at Hove, Sep 7-8, 2005 scorecard
List A debut 1996
Last List A Surrey v Sussex at Guildford, Jul 24, 2005 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Surrey v Middlesex at The Oval, Jun 13, 2003 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Surrey v Sussex at The Oval, Jul 6, 2005 scorecard
Profile

Proof that club cricketers can play for England, Ian Ward was given a second chance by Surrey in 1997, five years after his first. This time he made the most of it. At first he was the bricks and mortar among a penthouse of international stars, but he slowly became an indispensable part of the furniture, combining a solid opener's technique with a calm temperament that underpinned Surrey's quest for three Championship titles in four seasons from 1999 to 2002. And when England A took him to the Caribbean in 2000-01, he batted for over 42 hours on the less-than-friendly pitches to earn himself a slot in England's middle-order against Pakistan and Australia that summer. Unsurprisingly, he was soon found out by Glenn McGrath, but he returned to the county game a stronger player for the experience. Ward is strong off his pads and almost elegant through the covers, where he also fields with the enthusiasm of a new-born lamb. He still harbours hopes of an England recall, and with that in mind, he moved south to Sussex at the end of 2003. He retired from first-class cricket in 2005 to pursue a career as a full-time cricket presenter and commentator.
Lawrence Booth

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Dec 9, 2013

Ian Ward of Sky Sports speaks to Alastair Cook, day five, Australia v England, second Test, Adelaide, December 9, 2013

Ian Ward speaks to Alastair Cook

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Nov 23, 2013

Sky Sports commentators Andrew Strauss, David Lloyd and Ian Ward (from left)  ahead of day three, Australia v England, first Test, Brisbane, November 23, 2013

Andrew Strauss, David Lloyd and Ian Ward

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Nov 21, 2013

Michael Atherton, Nasser Hussain and Ian Ward at a Sky Sports analysis show, Brisbane, November 21, 2013

Michael Atherton, Nasser Hussain and Ian Ward at a Sky Sports analysis show

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