G.M. Wood


G.M. Wood 112 v EnglandBack to boards

In an only test at Lord’s in 1980, Graeme Wood of Australia got his name up on the Lord’s Honours Boards by scoring a sublime hundred at The Home of Cricket.

Australian captain Greg Chappell won the toss and elected to bat. Wood a stylish left-handed batter started things off slowly but steadily and scored 112 of 295 balls,  hitting ten fours, helping Australia get to a first innings total of 385 before they declared. He was well supported by Kim Hughes who scored 117 and would go on to win player of the match owing to a brilliant 84 in the second innings.

Thanks to a second innings century from Geoff Boycott and an important fifty from Mike Gatting, England were able to draw the test match.

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