Graeme Wood

Country: Australia
Born: November 06, 1956, East Fremantle, Western Australia
Batting Style: Left hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Medium
Playing role: Opening Batter

Graeme Wood Bio

Graeme Malcolm Wood, the legendary Australian cricketer, is widely recognized for his contribution to the sport during the early 1980s. As an opening batsman, Wood’s unwavering determination and skill allowed him to overcome the challenging times faced by Australian cricket, establishing himself as one of the team’s mainstays.

Born on November 6, 1956, in Subiaco, Western Australia, Wood exhibited immense talent from an early age. He quickly ascended to the international cricket ranks, making his Test debut at the mere age of 21 in 1978. This remarkable feat was achieved during a tumultuous period, as several esteemed Australian players defected to World Series Cricket. Wood seized the opportunity to showcase his abilities, impressing selectors with his formidable batting skills that year.

Wood’s resilience shone through during the arduous West Indies tour of 1978, where he marked his presence felt with a debut century and four half-centuries. His outstanding performance earned him the distinction of being the top run-scorer of the Test series, accumulating an impressive 474 runs at an average of 47.40. These early achievements cemented Wood’s place in the Australian cricket team.

Throughout his illustrious career, Wood enjoyed several notable Test highlights. In the 1980 Centenary Test against England at Lord’s, he demonstrated his prowess by scoring a century, further solidifying his reputation as a reliable opening batsman. One of his most memorable innings came during the low-scoring First Test against New Zealand in Brisbane in 1980-81, where his incredible knock of 111 helped set up an impressive victory for Australia.

Wood’s exceptional performances continued during the 1981-82 season, further strengthening his position in the national team. As a regular opener, he played an instrumental role for Australia until the conclusion of the 1985 Ashes tour. Wood wrapped up his Test career with matches against Pakistan and the West Indies in 1988-89 when he was recalled as a middle-order batsman. Boasting a total of nine Test centuries, Wood held the West Australian record jointly alongside Kim Hughes until Justin Langer surpassed it in 2001-02.

After retiring as a professional cricketer, Wood transitioned into the corporate world, working for Foster’s for a notable 18 years. During his tenure, he held positions such as state manager and even worked at the national level. However, Wood’s passion for cricket led him back to a full-time role in the sport. In February 2007, he took up the position of WACA (Western Australian Cricket Association) chief executive, his expertise earning him a seat on their selection panel.

Throughout his cricketing journey, Wood showcased his immense talent, passion, and commitment to the sport. His unwavering dedication and ability to thrive amidst challenging circumstances have left an indelible mark on the Australian cricket landscape. Today, Graeme Malcolm Wood stands as a revered figure in the cricketing world, inspiring future generations of players with his remarkable achievements.

Graeme Wood Career Stats

Graeme Wood Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 59 112 6 3374 172 31.83 - - 9 13 316 8 41 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 83 77 11 2219 114* 33.62 3725 59.57 3 11 - - 17 0
FC 227 375 41 13353 186* 39.97 - - 35 61 - - 155 0
List A 142 132 16 3641 114* 31.38 - - 4 18 - - 32 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Graeme Wood Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 59 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 83 - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 227 - 271 156 6 3/18 - 26 3.45 45.1 - 0 0
List A 142 - 30 35 0 - - - 7 - 0 0 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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