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Graeme Wood      

Full name Graeme Malcolm Wood

Born November 6, 1956, East Fremantle, Western Australia

Current age 58 years 49 days

Major teams Australia, Western Australia

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Relation Brother-in-law - MRJ Veletta, Son - CN Wood

Graeme Malcolm Wood
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 59 112 6 3374 172 31.83 9 13 316 8 41 0
ODIs 83 77 11 2219 114* 33.62 3725 59.57 3 11 17 0
First-class 227 375 41 13353 186* 39.97 35 61 155 0
List A 142 132 16 3641 114* 31.38 4 18 32 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 59 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 83 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 227 271 156 6 3/18 26.00 3.45 45.1 0 0
List A 142 30 35 0 - - - 7.00 - 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v India at Adelaide, Jan 28-Feb 3, 1978 scorecard
Last Test Australia v West Indies at Melbourne, Dec 24-29, 1988 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut West Indies v Australia at St John's, Feb 22, 1978 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v West Indies at Melbourne, Jan 14, 1989 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1976-1992
List A span 1977-1992
Profile

Graeme Wood was an opening batsman who saw off a difficult time in Australian cricket to become one of its mainstay players in the early 1980s. Wood had a rapid rise to the international ranks, making his Test debut against India as a 21-year-old in 1978 after several of Australia's leading players defected to World Series Cricket. He rewarded selectors later that year on a torrid tour of the West Indies, scoring a debut century and four half-centuries to top the Test series run aggregates (474 runs at 47.40). Other Test highlights included a century in the 1980 Centenary Test against England at Lord's; and 111 to set up victory in the low-scoring First Test against New Zealand in Brisbane in 1980-81. He also had a fine 1981-82 season. Wood regularly opened for Australia until the end of the 1985 Ashes tour. He played his last Tests against Pakistan and the West Indies in 1988-89, when recalled as a middle-order batsman. His nine Test centuries was a West Australian record jointly held with Kim Hughes and only passed in 2001-02 by Justin Langer. He went on to work for Foster's for 18 years, some of those as state manager and then at national level. But he returned to a full-time role in cricket when in February 2007 he became the WACA chief executive, having sat on their selection panel for several years. Anthony Fallick February 2007

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Jun 1985

Graeme Wood of Australia in action during a Texaco Trophy match against England at Lord's in London

Graeme Wood bats

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Jun 1985

Graeme Wood in action against England at Lord's, June 1985

Graeme Wood in action against England at Lord's

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Jun 18, 1983

Graeme Wood is hit by a bouncer from Malcolm Marshall, Australia v West Indies, World Cup, Lord's, June 18, 1983

Graeme Wood is hit by a bouncer from Malcolm Marshall

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