Date of birth – 2 August 1995 Sheffield
Nottinghamshire First-Class Debut – 15 September 2014 v Sussex (Trent Bridge)
Luke Wood has become one of the most reliable performers in the Nottinghamshire squad. Often on the fringes of the first team, he has remained loyal to the county and always delivers string performances whenever he is called upon.
He made his county debut at the back end of 2014 but suffered from a series of niggling injuries in the subsequent two years.
Nevertheless, he was able to produce a stunning knock that took him to a maiden First-Class hundred in only his fifth appearance. That innings, made against Sussex at Trent Bridge, showed that he has the capacity to become a full-blown all-rounder.
His even 100 included six maximums and came whilst batting at number nine in the order, the first county batsman to make a hundred from that position for 30 years.
Wood’s forte is his ability to swing the new ball prodigiously, a strength that has accounted for the wickets of a high number of top order left-handers.
His maiden five-wicket haul came against Cambridge MCCU at Fenner’s in 2016 but he came close to matching it with four wickets in each innings against Northants a year later.
The Sheffield United supporter collected a winners’ medal for being part of the Outlaws T20 Blast squad in 2017 and pulled off a remarkable double by appearing in Worcestershire’s winning side last year, whilst on loan.
As much as his ability and enthusiasm, supporters and team-mates have also begun to love his exuberant celebrations when taking a wicket.