Chris Wood

Country: England
Born: June 27, 1990, Basingstoke, Hampshire
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Left arm Medium fast
Playing role: Bowler

Chris Wood Bio

Christopher Philip Wood, known as Chris Wood, is an English cricket player renowned for his skill as a left-arm seamer. Born in Basingstoke, Wood began his cricketing journey at a young age, playing for Hampshire in the county’s age-group teams before being selected to join England Under-19s for a tour of South Africa.

Wood made his county cricket debut in 2010 and quickly established himself as a key member of Hampshire’s team. In his debut season, he played a vital role in helping Hampshire secure their first T20 title, contributing with 20 wickets. Since then, Wood has become known for his prowess in the short formats of the game, consistently performing well in both T20 and 40-over cricket.

Throughout his career, Wood has faced setbacks due to knee injuries, with two summers disrupted by surgery. Despite these obstacles, he has persevered and continued to make an impact on the field. In 2012, he displayed nerves of steel, delivering crucial performances in the final overs of both the T20 final against Yorkshire and Clydesdale Bank 40 final with Warwickshire, securing victories for Hampshire on both occasions.

While his success has mostly come in limited-overs cricket, Wood has also made notable contributions in first-class matches. In 2011 and 2012, he enjoyed fruitful campaigns in the Championship, and during the latter year, he even notched up a rapid maiden first-class century against Leicestershire. Despite encountering further knee issues in subsequent seasons, Wood returned in 2014 to help Hampshire clinch the Division Two title, taking 15 wickets at an average of 16.80.

Wood’s bowling skills have earned him a reputation as a canny new-ball and death bowler in the shorter format of the game. He has consistently been a crucial member of Hampshire’s T20 squad, featuring prominently in their teamsheet for both the 2018 and 2019 seasons. However, his appearances in first-class cricket have become increasingly limited over time.

Off the field, Wood’s journey has been characterized by an intimate knowledge of numerous Birmingham hotels, owing to Hampshire’s frequent semi-final appearances. Despite the disappointment of several near-misses in recent years, Wood remains determined to play his part in ending the semi-final curse and securing silverware for Hampshire.

With his talent and resilience, Chris Wood continues to be regarded as one of Hampshire’s most promising young bowlers. His ability to perform under pressure and his unwavering dedication to the game make him an invaluable asset to the team. As Wood’s career progresses, cricket fans eagerly anticipate witnessing the future successes he will undoubtedly achieve on the field.

Chris Wood Career Stats

Chris Wood Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
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FC 43 62 6 1326 105* 23.67 2051 64.65 1 6 176 13 14 0
List A 79 45 14 400 41 12.9 413 96.85 0 0 36 4 24 0
T20s 185 70 27 504 31 11.72 454 111.01 0 0 42 11 45 0

Chris Wood Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 43 72 6169 3174 105 5/39 7/49 30.22 3.08 58.7 3 3 0
List A 79 75 3304 2964 105 5/22 5/22 28.22 5.38 31.4 2 2 0
T20s 185 181 3736 5148 194 5/32 5/32 26.53 8.26 19.2 4 1 0

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