Mark Wood

Mark Wood

Squad number: 33
Durham Representative No.: 119
Role: Right Arm Fast-Med, Right Hand Bat
Mark Wood

Brief Bio

Twitter - @MAWood33
Date of birth - 11 January 1990 Ashington, Northumberland.
Durham First Class Debut - April 2011 v Durham MCCU (h)

In a season bookended by frustrating ankle injuries, Mark Wood produced a series of blistering performances that underline his potential as one of the world’s most fearsome quick bowlers.

The 27-year-old was a driving force behind the Jets’ run to the T20 Finals Day, where he delivered one of the finest spells ever seen in a Durham shirt.

Yorkshire’s star-studded line-up was blown away by Wood. After he gave Joe Root a working over, his second spell began with a pinpoint yorker to remove Jonny Bairstow before Gary Ballance flicked a memorable catch to Paul Collingwood at short fine leg; he eventually finished with career-best figures of 4-25.

This all came after a pulsating spell in the quarter-final at Gloucestershire and an impressive showing in the One-Day Cup against Yorkshire, both in front of the TV cameras, and three explosive outings with England Lions eventually led to a full recall against Pakistan.

He managed seven wickets in four matches before returning to play an important role in the win over Surrey, taking his Championship wicket tally to 11 in three appearances.

But he had put his body on the line at a cost and the winter has been spent recovering from another ankle operation after penning a new three-year deal at Emirates Riverside, with the aim of building on his 20 England caps across all formats in 2017.

First Class Highest Score -  66 (v Nottinghamshire, 2015)
List A Highest Score - 15* (v Lancashire, 2013)
Twenty20 Highest Score - 12 (v Leicestershire, 2014)

Best First Class Bowling Figures - 5-37 (v Somerset, 2014)
Best List A Bowling Figures - 3-23 (v Scotland, 2013)
Best Twenty20 Bowling Figures - 4-25 (v Yorkshire, 2016)

Mark Wood is sponsored by:

 Mark Wood 2016 sponsor