Full name Maxmillian David Francis Wood
Born February 22, 1873, Kamptee (now Kamthi), Maharashtra, India
Died August 22, 1915, near Ismail Oglu Tepe, Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey (aged 42 years 181 days)
Major teams Europeans (India), Hampshire
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
|First-class span||1897/98 - 1909|
Born on February 22, 1873, at Kamptee, India. A middle order right-hand bat and right-arm fast medium bowler, he went to Wellington and Sandhurst. He played eight first-class matches for the Europeans in India between 1897/98 to 1902/93 and in one match for Hampshire in 1907 against Yorkshire at Bradford, when he was stationed nearby with the West Yorkshire Regiment.
In a rain affected match, Wood scored 5 and 4, twice falling victim to Wilfred Rhodes. He played a final first-class match in 1909 for H.D.G. Leveson-Gower's XI at Cambridge, so he played 10 first-class matches in all, with a top score of 30, but his bowling was successful in India where he took 34 wickets with a best of 6-51.
Attaining the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel, he was awarded the DSO in the First World War, and died near Ismail Oglu Tepe at Gallipoli on August 22, 1915, aged 42.
Also: the highest by a No. 8 in ODIs, and the highest totals in ten-wicket wins
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