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Ray Bright      

Full name Raymond James Bright

Born July 13, 1954, Footscray, Melbourne, Victoria

Current age 60 years 100 days

Major teams Australia, Victoria

Nickname Candles

Playing role Bowler

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox

Fielding position Gully

Raymond James Bright
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 25 39 8 445 33 14.35 1390 32.01 0 0 44 2 13 0
ODIs 11 8 4 66 19* 16.50 122 54.09 0 0 3 1 2 0
First-class 184 247 51 4130 108 21.07 2 12 107 0
List A 47 36 12 458 70 19.08 0 2 11 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 25 39 5541 2180 53 7/87 10/111 41.13 2.36 104.5 0 4 1
ODIs 11 10 462 350 3 1/28 1/28 116.66 4.54 154.0 0 0 0
First-class 184 37912 15114 471 7/87 32.08 2.39 80.4 24 2
List A 47 2367 1645 40 3/30 3/30 41.12 4.16 59.1 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v Australia at Manchester, Jul 7-12, 1977 scorecard
Last Test India v Australia at Mumbai, Oct 15-19, 1986 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut New Zealand v Australia at Dunedin, Mar 30, 1974 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v Pakistan at Sharjah, Apr 11, 1986 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1972-1988
List A span 1973-1987
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1/11 ACA Masters v Act Inv XI Canberra 30 Nov 2008 Other T20
Profile

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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May 19, 1981

Ray Bright, May 19, 1981

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Apr 1, 1981

Ray Bright portrait, 1981

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