Full name Raymond James Bright
Born July 13, 1954, Footscray, Melbourne, Victoria
Current age 63 years 15 days
Major teams Australia, Victoria
Playing role Bowler
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox
Fielding position Gully
|Test debut||England v Australia at Manchester, Jul 7-12, 1977 scorecard|
|Last Test||India v Australia at Mumbai, Oct 15-19, 1986 scorecard|
|ODI debut||New Zealand v Australia at Dunedin, Mar 30, 1974 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Australia v Pakistan at Sharjah, Apr 11, 1986 scorecard|
|First-class span||1972/73 - 1987/88|
|List A span||1973/74 - 1986/87|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|1/11||ACA Masters||v Act Inv XI||Canberra||30 Nov 2008||Other T20|
For a time, Ray Bright was colloquially and rather meanly known for having made almost as many tours as he had played Tests. Bright was a skilful left-arm orthodox spinner who flighted the ball when young, but flattened his trajectory as the passing years and Australia's then low regard for slow bowling took their toll. He was also a defiant, if inelegant, lower-order bat, and an honest captain of a struggling Victorian side. He will be best remembered for his effort in the Madras tied Test, when he was reduced to tears by the pitiless conditions, but fought back to take 5 for 94 in the epic fourth innings.
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