Barry Wood      

Full name Barry Wood

Born December 26, 1942, Ossett, Yorkshire

Current age 71 years 115 days

Major teams England, Cheshire, Derbyshire, Eastern Province, Lancashire, Yorkshire

Nickname Sawdust

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Height 5 ft 7 in

Relation Brother - R Wood

Barry Wood
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 12 21 0 454 90 21.61 0 2 64 0 6 0
ODIs 13 12 2 314 78* 31.40 647 48.53 0 2 6 0
First-class 357 591 75 17453 198 33.82 30 81 283 0
List A 291 254 41 6041 116 28.36 3 39 116 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 12 5 98 50 0 - - - 3.06 - 0 0 0
ODIs 13 10 420 224 9 2/14 2/14 24.88 3.20 46.6 0 0 0
First-class 357 21571 9160 298 7/52 30.73 2.54 72.3 8 0
List A 291 12584 7074 332 5/12 5/12 21.30 3.37 37.9 6 3 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v Australia at The Oval, Aug 10-16, 1972 scorecard
Last Test England v Pakistan at Birmingham, Jun 1-5, 1978 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut England v Australia at Birmingham, Aug 28, 1972 scorecard
Last ODI England v India at The Oval, Jun 4, 1982 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1964-1983
List A span 1967-1989
Profile

Barry Wood was a determined and gutsy opening batsman who never shirked from a challenge. Despite his lack of inches (he was 5' 6") he was a good hooker and puller, but was cast in the role of understudy to a succession of openers and in his 12 Tests spread over seven seasons, he never played more than three in a row. He made 90 on debut against Australia in 1972, but struggled in India and Pakistan in 1972-73, and didn't get another chance until he returned to side against New Zealand in 1974-75 three days after a 63-hour flight from the Caribbean - unsurprisingly, he failed in both Tests. He was brought back in 1975 to bolster an England side battered by Lillee and Thomson, and did all that was asked of him. He was again recalled for one Test at Lord's in 1976, and made a final outing against Pakistan in 1978. He was a combatative performer for Lancashire for more than a decade, and in his twilight years captained Derbyshire. As late as 1988, aged 45, he was still regularly appearing for Cheshire. His bowling - medium-pace swing - was more effective than it appeared, especially in the one-day game where he became a real force. His outstanding fielding only added to his allround worth.
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Latest Photos

Jun 6, 1978

The England squad for the first Test (back row, l-r) Clive Radley, Geoff Miller, Ian Botham, Mike Hendrick, Phil Edmonds, David Gower, Barry Wood; (front row, l-r) Graham Roope, Bob Willis, Mike Brearley, Chris Old, Bob Taylor, England v Pakistan, 1st Test, Leeds, June 6, 1978

The England squad for the first Test against Pakistan

© PA Photos

Jul 30, 1975

Barry Wood drives, England v Australia, Lord's, 2nd Test, July 1975

Barry Wood drives

© Getty Images

Jul 26, 1975

The England XII against Australia, 2nd Test, Lord's, July 1975 Back: Bob Woolmer, Graham Gooch, Chris Old, Peter Lever, Dennis Amiss, David Steele, Barry Wood. Front: John Snow, Alan Knott, Tony Greig, John Edrich, Derek Underwood.

The England XII against Australia, 2nd Test, Lord's, July 1975

© The Cricketer International

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