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21 Questions: Mark Wood

by Wisden Staff

England’s Mark Wood takes on AOC’s 21 Questions. Here come the answers: straight from the imaginary horse’s mouth.

Describe yourself in one word.
Flamboyant

What words or phrases do you most overuse?
Divn’t – which is ‘don’t’ in English

What is your most marked characteristic?

The mole on my cheek

If you could edit your past, what would you change?

My gym ethic early in my career. I’d have had fewer injuries

What is your idea of happiness?

A piña colada on a sunset island

What’s the trait you most dislike in others?
Whinging

What would be your fancy dress costume of choice?
Woody from Toy Story. I’ve done it a few times, I need to find something else!

What has been your biggest disappointment?

Missing a Lord’s final

What is the most important lesson life has taught you?
Always look on the bright side of life

If you were an animal, what would you be?
I’d be a lion, the king of the jungle

What is the most beautiful thing you have ever seen?

Ben Stokes in full flow – poetry in motion

In which era would you most like to have lived?
The Eighties. Classic films: Arnie, Predator, the lot. I’d loved to have been involved in that

What’s your favourite joke?
What do you call an Italian with a rubber toe? Roberto

What becomes of the broken hearted?

[Sings] I know they’ve got to find, some kind of peace of mind

Who would you like to play you in a film of your life?
Jim Carrey

Who is your favourite fictional hero?
He-Man, master of the universe

What’s wrong with the world?
It’s too serious

What’s your ultimate pet hate?
People staying in the outside lane when they’re driving and they could easily shift over. God, that’s annoying

What if God was one of us?
Then not everybody would be equal. What an answer that is! That’s an answer! That’s an answer!

What song would you have playing when walking out to bat?
Jimmy Barnes, Working Class Man

Which living person do you most admire and why?
My grandad – Dennis Wood, Big Den. He worked in the pits, looked after my grandma and everything

Have Your Say

Comment (1)

  1. Nigel Jones 4 years ago (Edit)

    I have known Mark since he was 12 playing Northumberland under13's with my son, we were not always a winning team but Mark always stood out as the one cricketer who would make a go of becoming a quality player. This he has done with gusto, and with the pride of his family, friends,club,and county. I wish him all the success in his England career. PS he is just as daft now as when he was 13.

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