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George Wright only played two first-class matches but his debut for the USA side came when he was only 15 and three years later played in the game against Canada when the USA won by one wicket despite fielding only ten men. His cricket career took second place to baseball from 1868 when he joined brother Harry at the Cincinnati Red Stockings as a shortstop. In 1871 Harry and George moved to Boston and they were widely credited with formulating the role of the team manager. George returned to cricket after his serious baseball career finished, making his first-class debut in 1883 for USA against Gentlemen of Philadelphia. In the same fixture in 1884 he captained the USA. He went on to run a sporting goods business in Boston as well as designing golf courses. Shortly before his death he was inducted into baseball's Hall of Fame. His son, Beals Wright, won Olympic gold at tennis in 1904.
The cricket world reacts to the passing away of Phillip Hughes
It is impossible to imagine how Sean Abbott must feel after sending down that bouncer to Phillip Hughes. While the cricket world hopes for Hughes' recovery, it should also ensure Abbott is supported
People across the world paid tribute to Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes, who died on November 27, by putting out their bats
The sickening blow that struck Phillip Hughes is a reminder of the ever-present dangers associated with facing fast bowlers, even while wearing a helmet
Why the Indian opener would be well advised to shelve the hook and pull in Australia
Going out to play cricket today would have been near enough to impossible. Even doing so next week in the nets and at the Gabba for the first Test will be difficult