Matches (29)
Abu Dhabi T10 (5)
Legends League (2)
WI v IRE (EME) (1)
WI v ENG (1)
NZ v PAK (W) (1)
SA v WI (A tour) (1)
Hazare Trophy (18)

Full Name

Alan Ward


August 10, 1947, Dronfield, Derbyshire


76y 116d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Fast

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 Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

List A118601925921*6.31--00--230


List A118-562834711426/246/2424.443.7039.6320
Alan Ward

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Debut/Last Matches of Alan Ward

FC Matches

1966 - 1978

List A Matches

1966 - 1977

Recent Matches of Alan Ward

Leics vs Middlesex--2/3820-May-1978Lord'sList A
Leics vs Northants--3/1813-May-1978LeicesterList A
Leics vs MC East3*0/1206-May-1978CheshamList A
Leics vs Sussex41/3222-Apr-1978LeicesterList A
Leics vs Glamorgan--0/717-Aug-1977SwanseaList A

Photos of Alan Ward

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