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Chris Wood

All-Rounder
Squad No:
25
DOB:
27.06.90
Debut:
April 2009 v Glamorgan
Best:
5-22 v Glamorgan (August, 2012)
Playing Style:
Right Hand Bat, Left Arm Bowler
Born:
Basingstoke, England

“Woody” is a left-arm fast-medium bowler and right-handed batsman, born in Hampshire's largest town, Basingstoke.

Beginning the 2010 season on a development contact, Chris found himself with a chance to play regular first team cricket as senior players were hit by injury, especially in the Friends Provident T20 trophy-winning team and the Clydesdale Bank 40 competition.

He relished the opportunity, establishing himself as Hampshire's leading 40-over wicket taker, with only Danny Briggs being more economical, and his 20 wickets in the T20 campaign represented the second best haul ever in a season for Hampshire.

In 2011, he continued his good form for the club, once again ending the CB40 campaign as the leading wicket-taker and forging a more permanent place in the club's four-day side.

Wood showed he was quickly becoming a genuine all-rounder in 2012 when he scored his maiden first-class hundred against Leicestershire at Grace Road, then - the following day - held his nerve in a tense final over of the Friends Life T20 Final to give Hampshire victory at the SWALEC Stadium in Cardiff.

Despite an injury-plagued couple of seasons for Hampshire, Wood returned to his best at the end of the 2014 summer, picking up 15 wickets in just four County Championship 

After agreeing a two-year contract extension in August 2014, Wood once again proved his limited overs prowess in 2015, topping the club's T20 averages whilst usefully claiming 10 wickets in the 50-over competition.

Chris underwent surgery in May 2016 after sustaining a knee injury during Hampshire's match against Middlesex earlier in the month, and it was announced soon after the operation that Wood was ruled out of action for the rest of the season.

Putting in hours of hard work with Hampshire's Strength and Conditioning Coach, Nick Karamouzis, and showing tremendous determination in the gym, Wood is meeting his recovery targets and is set come back stronger. Impressing for the 2nd XI with both bat & ball throughout the 2017 season, Woody returned as a key player in the First XI seam-attack for the T20 campaign, playing a large role in reaching Finals Day once again.

More:  

  • Wood celebrates after picking up a wicket in the 2017 T20 Blast Finals Day at Edgbaston

    Wood celebrates after picking up a wicket in the 2017 T20 Blast Finals Day at Edgbaston
  • Wood on his follow-through after bowling in the T20 Blast game with Glamorgan at the Ageas Bowl

    Wood on his follow-through after bowling in the T20 Blast game with Glamorgan at the Ageas Bowl
  • Wood runs around in celebration during Hampshire's T20 Blast quarter-final at Worcestershire

    Wood runs around in celebration during Hampshire's T20 Blast quarter-final at Worcestershire
  • Wood leaps in joy after taking a wicket in the 2012 CB40 final at Lord's

    Wood leaps in joy after taking a wicket in the 2012 CB40 final at Lord's
  • Wood prepares to bowl in a County Championship clash with Warwickshire in 2014

    Wood prepares to bowl in a County Championship clash with Warwickshire in 2014
  • Wood wheels away after taking a County Championship wicket in the 2014 season

    Wood wheels away after taking a County Championship wicket in the 2014 season

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