Ian Ward      

Full name Ian James Ward

Born September 30, 1972, Plymouth, Devon

Current age 41 years 200 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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Sep 27, 2004

Ian Ward portrait 2004

Ian Ward portrait 2004

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Jun 19, 2004

Ian Ward and Clare Connor at Twenty20 Cup launch, Lord's, June 18, 2004

Ian Ward and Clare Connor at Twenty20 Cup launch

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Apr 25, 2002

Ian Ward swinging into action .

Ian Ward swinging into action .

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