George Wood      

Full name George Edward Charles Wood

Born August 22, 1893, Blackheath, Kent

Died March 18, 1971, Christchurch, Hampshire (aged 77 years 208 days)

Major teams England, Cambridge University, Kent

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

George Edward Charles Wood
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 3 2 0 7 6 3.50 0 0 0 5 1
First-class 101 157 18 2773 128 19.94 1 10 116 53
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 3 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 101 18 9 0 - - - 3.00 - 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v South Africa at Birmingham, Jun 14-17, 1924 scorecard
Last Test England v South Africa at Leeds, Jul 12-15, 1924 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1913-1936
Profile

George Wood was a wicketkeeper of the old school who stood up to the stumps regardless of the bowler's pace, and his career spanned the Great War (he won Blues at Cambridge both before and after the war). In 1921 he was a member of Archie MacLaren's amateur side which famously defeated Warwick Armstrong's Australians. Wood turned down an invitation to tour Australia in 1920-21, but did make three Test appearances against South Africa in 1924. He was a good enough batsman to open, and on occasion dispensed with the pads to bowl medium-pace. He also gained Blues for hockey and rugby.
Martin Williamson

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1923

GEC Wood

GEC Wood

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