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Kevin Wright
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Kevin Wright

Australia

INTL CAREER: 1979 - 1979

Full Name

Kevin John Wright

Born

December 27, 1953, North Fremantle, Western Australia

Age

67y 264d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Fielding Position

Wicketkeeper

TEAMS

Wicketkeeper Kevin Wright came from the same club as Rodney Marsh, and his Test debut came because of Marsh's defection to World Series Cricket. Tidy and agile, Wright replaced John Maclean for the last two Tests of the disastrous 1978-79 Ashes series, retaining his place for two Tests against Pakistan which followed. He was in the Australian side for the 1979 World Cup, and in India that winter he enhanced his reputation with both gloves and the bat - he made a batting fifty at Delhi. But he returned home to find Marsh restored, not only in the Australian side but also the Western Australian one. He still made fairly regular appearances when Marsh was on international duty - in 1979-80 Wright scored 321 runs at 35.66 - but he slipped further out of the reckoning when Steve Rixon was picked as Australia's No. 2 for their 1981 England tour. He moved to South Australia in 1981-82, but again was supplanted, this time by Wayne Phillips, and retired shortly after his 30th birthday.
Martin Williamson

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test1018521955*16.8401210314
ODI520292314.505255.76000080
FC8512833255110526.8521126826
List A201571362317.0000243
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test10------------
ODI5------------
FC85000-----000
List A20000-----000
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Photos


Australian wicketkeeper Kevin Wright dives for the ball
Sunil Gavaskar sweeps