Albert Ward      

Full name Albert Ward

Born November 21, 1865, Waterloo, Leeds, Yorkshire

Died January 6, 1939, Heaton, Bolton, Lancashire (aged 73 years 46 days)

Major teams England, Lancashire, Yorkshire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 7 13 0 487 117 37.46 1 3 1 1 0
First-class 385 642 51 17783 219 30.08 29 87 169 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 7 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 385 5031 2473 71 6/29 34.83 2.94 70.8 4 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v Australia at The Oval, Aug 14-16, 1893 scorecard
Last Test Australia v England at Melbourne, Mar 1-6, 1895 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1886 - 1904

Albert Ward, a prominent Lancashire and England batsman fifty years ago, died on January 6 at his home in Bolton, aged 73. In 1886 Albert Ward played a few times for Yorkshire, the county of his birth, but, having qualified for Lancashire by residence, he at once proved himself worth a regular place in first-class cricket. Starting in 1889 against M.C.C. at Lord's, he scored 95 for once out and soon afterwards showed his liking for the game at Headquarters by making 114 not out and helping largely towards a victory by an innings and 67 runs over Middlesex. He finished second in the batting averages with 29 and was always valuable in the side that finished level with Nottinghamshire and Surrey at the top of the Championship. He remained a source of strength to Lancashire batting for fourteen years. He was the first professional who reached a four figure aggregate for Lancashire in a season's county matches and nine times consecutively in first class fixtures he made over a thousand runs a season, his best record being 1,790 runs in 1895 with an average of 42. Altogether for Lancashire he obtained 14,698 runs, average 30.95. These were remarkable figures at that time.

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Mar 2, 1895

Play underway in the fifth Test between England and Australia at Melbourne, with Harry Trott bowling to Albert Ward, whose partner is his captain, AE Stoddart, March 2, 1895

Play underway in the fifth Test between England and Australia at Melbourne in 1895

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Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1890