|Full name||Thomas Wright|
|Born||29 April 1842|
|Bowling||Right-arm roundarm slow-medium|
|Domestic team information|
Source: Cricinfo, 22 February 2013
Thomas Wright (29 April 1842 – date of death unknown) was an English cricketer. Wright was a right-handed batsman who bowled right-arm roundarm slow-medium. He was born at Willington, Derbyshire.
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