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Graeme Wood
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Graeme Wood

Australia
Graeme Wood

INTL CAREER: 1978 - 1989

Full Name

Graeme Malcolm Wood

Born

November 06, 1956, East Fremantle, Western Australia

Age

64y 184d

Batting Style

Left hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm medium

relations

(son),

(brother-in-law)

TEAMS

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
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test591126337417231.839133168410
ODI8377112219114*33.62372559.57311170
FC2273754113353186*39.9735611550
List A142132163641114*31.38418320
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test59------------
ODI83------------
FC22727115663/1826.0045.1000
List A14230350----000
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Graeme Wood bats
Graeme Wood in action against England at Lord's
Graeme Wood is hit by a bouncer from Malcolm Marshall
Graeme Wood portrait
Sandeep Patil lies on the pitch after copping a Len Pascoe bouncer
Tom Brooks gives Graeme Wood lbw to John Lever