Barry Wood

Country: England
Born: December 26, 1942, Ossett, Yorkshire
Height: 5ft 7in
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Medium

Barry Wood Bio

Barry Wood, the determined and gutsy cricket player from England, made a name for himself with his unwavering commitment and tenacity on the field. Despite his modest height of 5′ 6″, Wood quickly established himself as a proficient opening batsman, specializing in his excellent hooking and pulling skills. However, his career was often overshadowed as he remained an understudy to various openers, preventing him from gaining consistent playing opportunities.

Wood made an impressive debut against Australia in 1972, scoring a solid 90 runs. Unfortunately, he faced difficulties during the Indian and Pakistani tours in 1972-73, which resulted in a gap before his next chance. After enduring a grueling 63-hour flight from the Caribbean, Wood returned to the England side against New Zealand in 1974-75 but failed to make an impact in both Tests. He was given another chance in 1975 to strengthen a battered England side, facing the formidable duo of Lillee and Thomson, and he proved to be reliable and dependable.

Once again, Wood’s cricketing journey took unexpected twists as he was recalled for just one Test at Lord’s in 1976 before making his final appearance against Pakistan in 1978. Despite these intermittent opportunities at the international level, Wood remained a pivotal player for Lancashire for more than a decade. In his twilight years, he even took on the responsibility of captaining Derbyshire, showcasing his leadership qualities and dedication to the sport.

Impressively, Wood’s cricketing prowess continued even in his later years, as he continued to compete for Cheshire until 1988 when he was 45 years old. He consistently exhibited his skills as a medium-pace swing bowler, which were more effective than they appeared, particularly in the realm of one-day cricket, where he thrived. Wood’s all-round contribution was further enhanced by his exceptional fielding abilities, which added significant value to his team.

Throughout his career, Wood demonstrated not only his ability to perform on the cricket pitch but also his resilience in the face of limited opportunities. Although he never played more than three consecutive Tests over seven seasons, he always remained dedicated and determined. Even as an understudy, Wood continued to push himself, showcasing his unwavering commitment to the game and his team.

It is evident that Barry Wood’s impact extends beyond his statistics and achievements, touching the hearts of fans and fellow cricketers alike. His relentless spirit and fierce determination serve as an inspiration for aspiring players, embodying the notion that success is not solely measured by numbers on a scoreboard. Wood’s contributions to English cricket, both on and off the field, will be forever cherished and remembered as more than just the sum of his appearances.

Barry Wood Career Stats

Barry Wood Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 12 21 0 454 90 21.61 - - 0 2 64 0 6 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 13 12 2 314 78* 31.4 647 48.53 0 2 - - 6 0
FC 357 591 75 17453 198 33.82 - - 30 81 - - 283 0
List A 291 254 41 6041 116 28.36 - - 3 39 - - 116 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Barry Wood Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 12 5 98 50 0 - - - 3.06 - 0 0 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 13 10 420 224 9 2/14 2/14 24.88 3.2 46.6 0 0 0
FC 357 - 21571 9160 298 7/52 - 30.73 2.54 72.3 - 8 0
List A 291 - 12584 7074 332 5/12 5/12 21.3 3.37 37.9 6 3 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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