Born in Heaton Park, Manchester on 29 September 1951, Peter George Wood was a right-hand batsman and right-arm medium pace bowler. A stalwart of Rawtenstall CC, playing 513 matches over 29 seasons (1968-1996) of Lancashire League cricket amassing 14,951 runs @33.97 and 27 wickets @30.18, Wood is currently the fourth highest run scorer in the long history of the League which commenced in 1892. He later became club chairman.
With Notts very much concentrating their efforts in gaining what was to become their first County Championship title in 52 years, Wood was given two John Player League matches in 1981 on a trial basis. The first one on 23 August at Edgbaston, saw him come in at first wicket down and make three, a caught behind victim to England and Warwickshire legend Bob Willis. Three weeks later at Trent Bridge, Glamorgan were the opposition and Wood opened with Derek Randall and was run out for 15.
In 1982 and 1983, Wood played five Minor Counties Championship matches for Cumberland scoring 115 runs @12.77.
He became an owner of a number of restaurants in the East Lancashire area.