Graeme Wood

Australia|Opening Batter
Graeme Wood
INTL CAREER: 1978 - 1989
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Full Name

Graeme Malcolm Wood


November 06, 1956, East Fremantle, Western Australia


66y 329d

Batting Style

Left hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Medium

Playing Role

Opening Batter




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

Graeme Wood Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

List A142132163641114*31.38--418--320


List A142-30350---7.00-000
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Graeme Wood in action against England at Lord's
Allan Border cuts as Graeme Wood watches
Graeme Wood is hit by a bouncer from Malcolm Marshall
Graeme Wood collapses after being hit by a Michael Holding delivery
Bruce Laird, Rod Marsh, Jeff Thomson, Ray Bright, Kim Hughes, Grame Wood and the team masseur show off the catch they got at Cape Saunders