From Northumberland junior to international ace.
Reported to have bowled one of the fastest spells in English Test cricket history in 2019 against the West Indies, Mark Wood came through the ranks at Northumberland. Representing the NCCA County from U13s upwards, he played for the senior side from 2008-2010, before joining the playing staff at Durham. Now he is a World Cup Winner!
At the age of 30, Wood has only played 53 first class matches for Durham due to injury problems caused by his highly energetic bowling action, but he is without doubt one of the most exciting fast bowlers in the world game on his day.
With best Test match figures of 9/100, Wood has terrorised batsmen around the world. He has appeared in 51 ODIs now for England, including in that famous, dramatic victory at Lord’s in 2019 where he was at the crease when Ben Stokes took the game to a nail-biting super over.
NCCA wish him the best of luck for many more champagne moments!
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