Full Name

Matthew James Wood

Born

April 06, 1977, Huddersfield, Yorkshire

Age

44y 77d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm offbreak

Height

5ft 9in

Education

Shelley High School and Sixth Form Centre.

TEAMS

Matthew Wood started his Yorkshire career with a flourish, scoring 1000 runs in his first full season, 1998. A former England Under-19 player, Wood did not live up to this promise, although he was selected for the National Academy in 2001-02 and was voted the Club Player-of-the-Year and his team-mates Player-of-the-Year in 2003 when he scored 1423 runs in the Championship. He was an ever-present in 2005 when Yorkshire won promotion to the first division, but 2006 was a miserable year for Wood as he played just six times in the Championship and failed to reach 200 runs. After failing to find a first-team place in 2007 he was released before the end of the season. He was snapped up by Glamorgan but failed to break into the four-day side, and despite some reasonable one-day innings, he retired early in 2009 with a year of his contract to run.
Sam Collins February 2009

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
FC13623621705220732.7916311180
List A15214115346416027.49516600
T201515332896*27.33266123.3002357110
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
FC136844321/421.503.0742.0000
List A152919833/453/4532.666.4630.30000
T20152183221/111/1116.0010.669.00000

Photos


Matthew Wood portrait
Matthew Wood cuts square of the wicket
Matthew Wood drives
Matthew Wood is aghast to have played on to a Johnson delivery for 19
Yorkshire openers White, left, and Wood pile up the runs as Richard Johnson looks less than pleased
Wood stands firm at the wicket, slamming the ball to the boundary for 4 runs.