Alan Ward      

Full name Alan Ward

Born August 10, 1947, Dronfield, Derbyshire

Current age 67 years 74 days

Major teams England, Border, Derbyshire, Leicestershire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast

Alan Ward
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 5 6 1 40 21 8.00 93 43.01 0 0 7 0 3 0
First-class 163 157 47 928 44 8.43 0 0 51 0
List A 118 60 19 259 21* 6.31 0 0 23 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 5 9 761 453 14 4/61 4/75 32.35 3.57 54.3 1 0 0
First-class 163 21905 10495 460 7/42 22.81 2.87 47.6 15 4
List A 118 5628 3471 142 6/24 6/24 24.44 3.70 39.6 3 2 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v New Zealand at Lord's, Jul 24-28, 1969 scorecard
Last Test England v West Indies at Leeds, Jul 22-27, 1976 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1966-1978
List A span 1966-1977
Profile

The career of fast bowler Alan Ward promised much but ended in disappointment and injury. He was genuinely fast, but his awkward action and fragile body too often let him down, and he wasn't helped by having to ply the bulk of his trade on Derbyshire's featherbeds. When England went to Australia in 1970-71, captain Ray Illingworth trumpeted his opening attack of Ward and John Snow. But while Snow thrived in the limelight, taking 31 wickets to win the series, Ward shrank from it - even before his tour was wrecked by injury. He hit the headlines for the wrong reasons in 1973 when he was sent from the field by his captain for refusing to bowl in a Sunday League game, and in 1976 he was left Derbyshire under a cloud. That summer also saw his fifth and final Test, recalled to add some fire to the England side against the rampaging West Indies, he took four wickets and won a standing ovation for a last-day duck which held West Indies at bay for almost an hour. He joined Leicestershire in 1976 but had two largely unproductive seasons with them.
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Alan Ward

Alan Ward

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1973

Alan Ward in full flow, 1973

Alan Ward in full flow

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Jun 17, 1970

England squad for the opening Test at Lord's against Rest of the World, June 17, 1970: Back - Alan Jones, Brian Luckhurst, Derek Underwood, Alan Ward, Ken Shuttleworth, Mike Denness. Front - Basil D'Oliveira, John Snow, Ray Illingworth (captain), Phil Sharpe, Alan Knott.

England XI for the opening Test against Rest of the World 1970

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