Mark Wood

Mark Wood

Squad number: 33
Durham Representative No.: 119
Role: Right Arm Fast-Med, Right Hand Bat
mark wood 2014

Brief Bio

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

Captain Paul Collingwood used Mark Wood as a strike bowler last year but injuries deprived him of making an impact on a consistent basis.

Just 10 matches and 181 overs bowled in all competitions left the Ashington-born quick with a feeling of frustration.

His stand-out performance took place at Taunton in May as a hostile Wood raced in to take 5-37, but he was only able to send down 24 deliveries in the second innings due to a side strain.  

He would return to claim four victims in the home clash with Middlesex and another five wicket haul arrived in July at Yorkshire. His final first team appearance of the summer followed shortly after due to ankle problems.

Despite obvious disappointment, time is still very much on his side and importantly, he remains on the national team's radar. Wood was selected for the England Performance Programme over the winter, 12 months on from a fine 5-32 for the England Lions on a flat track in Sri Lanka.

A former Minor Counties cricketer with Northumberland, Wood is a positive, lively character who possesses enormous potential.

Better luck with injuries could see him become one of Durham's finest fast bowlers in the coming years.

First Class Highest Score -  58* (v Nottinghamshire, 2013)
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 - 1-9 (v Nottinghamshire, 2014)

Mark Wood is sponsored by: