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Ken Wadsworth
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Personal information
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style -
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODIs
Matches 33 13
Runs scored 1010 258
Batting average 21.48 28.66
100s/50s 0/5 1/0
Top score 80 104
Balls bowled - -
Wickets - -
Bowling average - -
5 wickets in innings - -
10 wickets in match - n/a
Best bowling - -
Catches/stumpings 92/4 13/2
Source: Cricinfo, 4 February 2006

Kenneth John Wadsworth (30 November 1946 in Nelson, New Zealand – 19 August 1976 in Nelson) was a New Zealand cricketer who played 33 Tests and 13 One Day Internationals for New Zealand as a wicket-keeper, scoring 1,000 runs and dismissing nearly 100 batsmen, as New Zealand's regular wicket-keeper between 1969–70 and 1975–76. In March 1976, he played his last first class match for Canterbury, and five months later he died of skin cancer.

He held the record with Bevan Congdon for the highest sixth-wicket partnership in ODIs for New Zealand against all countries with 130 runs at Christchurch in 1973-74 against Australia. This record was only broken in February 2007 by Craig McMillan and Brendon McCullum when they scored 165, also against Australia. Wadsworth was the first wicketkeeper in One Day International cricket to score a century, in the sixth ODI ever played.

Wadsworth also played for Nelson in the Hawke Cup.

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