Charles Wright      

Full name Charles William Wright

Born May 27, 1863, Harewood, Yorkshire

Died January 10, 1936, Saxelby Park, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire (aged 72 years 228 days)

Major teams England, Cambridge University, Nottinghamshire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 3 4 0 125 71 31.25 0 1 0 0 0
First-class 265 461 21 6989 114 15.88 2 30 195 40
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 3 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 265 59 55 0 - - - 5.59 - 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut South Africa v England at Port Elizabeth, Feb 13-14, 1896 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v England at Cape Town, Mar 21-23, 1896 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1882-1901
Profile

Charterhouse-educated Charles Wright was a sound opening batsman and wicketkeeper whose cricket education came largely from time spent with Nottinghamshire professionals in the holidays. He was a Blue for all four years he spent at Cambridge, and then went on to play for Nottinghamshire with distinction. His three Test appearances all came on the MCC tour of South Africa in 1895-96. In 1890 he became the first captain to declare an innings closed (v Kent at Gravesend) and in 1893 only the second batsman to be given out handled the ball (it lodged in his pads and he picked it out and gave it to a fielder). He was forced to retire when he lost an eye in a shooting accident, but retained his links with Trent Bridge as a long-serving committee member.
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