Graeme Wood

Graeme Wood

Graeme Wood

INTL CAREER: 1978 - 1989

Full Name

Graeme Malcolm Wood


November 06, 1956, East Fremantle, Western Australia


65y 78d

Batting Style

Left hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm medium





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

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
List A142132163641114*31.38418320
List A14230350---7.00-000
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Debut/Last Matches - Player


Graeme Wood bats
Graeme Wood in action against England at Lord's
Graeme Wood is hit by a bouncer from Malcolm Marshall
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
Graeme Wood portrait
Sandeep Patil lies on the pitch after copping a Len Pascoe bouncer