Charles William Wright
May 27, 1863, Harewood, Yorkshire
January 10, 1936, Saxelby Park, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, (aged 72y 228d)
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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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