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John Ward (umpire)

John Ward
Personal information
Full name
John David Ward
Born (1962-04-27) 27 April 1962 (age 61)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
BowlingRight-arm offbreak
Umpiring information
ODIs umpired7 (2014–2016)
T20Is umpired8 (2013–2016)
Source: Cricinfo, 17 April 2020

John David Ward (born 27 April 1962)[1] is an Australian cricket umpire. In April 2020, Ward announced his retirement from elite umpiring.[2]

Umpiring career

He made his international debut on 28 January 2013, in a Twenty20 match between Australia and Sri Lanka.[3] He stood in his first ODI game in 2014. On 1 December 2015 during a Ranji Trophy game, a shot by Barinder Sran struck Ward on the head.[4]

He stood in 87 First-class, 84 List A and 117 T20 matches.

See also


  1. ^ "John Ward". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 28 January 2013.
  2. ^ "Simon Fry, John Ward retire from elite umpiring". Cricbuzz. Retrieved 17 April 2020.
  3. ^ "Ward to make international debut". Cricket Victoria. Retrieved 28 January 2013.
  4. ^ "Umpire Ward stable after blow to head". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 1 December 2015.
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