Full Name

Charles William Wright

Born

May 27, 1863, Harewood, Yorkshire

Died

January 10, 1936, Saxelby Park, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, (aged 72y 228d)

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Fielding Position

Wicketkeeper

TEAMS

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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Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s6sCtSt
Test3401257131.2501000
FC26546121698911415.8823019540
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test3------------
FC26559550---5.59-000
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