Full name Roger Douglas Woolley
Born September 16, 1954, Hobart, Tasmania
Current age 62 years 129 days
Major teams Australia, Tasmania
Batting style Right-hand bat
Fielding position Wicketkeeper
|Test debut||Sri Lanka v Australia at Kandy, Apr 22-26, 1983 scorecard|
|Last Test||West Indies v Australia at St John's, Apr 7-11, 1984 scorecard|
|ODI debut||Sri Lanka v Australia at Colombo (PSS), Apr 13, 1983 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Sri Lanka v Australia at Colombo (SSC), Apr 30, 1983 scorecard|
|First-class span||1977/78 - 1987/88|
|List A span||1977/78 - 1986/87|
A more than useful wicketkeeper and middle-order batsman, Roger Woolley was brought into the Australian side against Sri Lanka in 1982-83 to stand in for the indisposed Rodney Marsh on the strength of a domestic season in which he scored 551 runs at 42.38. In his only appearance he did not bat but held five catches. He went to the Caribbean the following winter as Wayne Phillip's understudy, but it was a far from happy tour as Australia were hammered 3-0. Woolley played his second and final Test in Antigua as Australia experimented by using Phillips as an out-and-out opening bat in a side ravaged by injuries. Australia lost by an innings, Woolley scoring 13 and 8. He briefly captained Tasmania but it was a tough period for the state and his wicketkeeping suffered as a result, and in his last couple of seasons he played as a specialist batsman.
Tasmania First-Class Career Span: 1977-88
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