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George Edward Charles Wood

George Edward Charles Wood

BatRight-handBowlRight-arm medium
Born-National Team Eligibility-
Years of Service1919-1927DebutKent 1919, Cambridge University 1913, MCC 1924, England 1924.
Nickname(s)-Capped1920
Local Club-Shirt Sponsor-

Other Teams

Gentlemen, South of England, L Robinson's XI, Free Foresters, England XI, CI Thornton's XI, Rest of England, HDG Leveson-Gower's XI, Cambridge University, MCC and England.

Player Biography

George Wood was a wicketkeeper of the old school who stood up to the stumps regardless of the bowler’s pace, and his career spanned the Great War (he won Blues at Cambridge both before and after the war).

In 1921 he was a member of Archie MacLaren’s amateur side which famously defeated Warwick Armstrong’s Australians. Wood turned down an invitation to tour Australia in 1920-21, but did make three Test appearances against South Africa in 1924. He was a good enough batsman to open, and on occasion dispensed with the pads to bowl medium-pace. He also gained Blues for hockey and rugby.