Thomas Wright (cricketer, born 1842)

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Thomas Wright
Personal information
Full nameThomas Wright
Born(1842-04-29)29 April 1842
Willington, Derbyshire,
England
DiedUnknown
BattingRight-handed
BowlingRight-arm roundarm slow-medium
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
18681874 Nottinghamshire
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches9
Runs scored138
Batting average 9.20
100s/50s/
Top score25
Balls bowled
Wickets
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings 4/
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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Wright made his first-class debut for Nottinghamshire against Yorkshire in 1868 at the Dewsbury and Savile Ground. [1] He made eight further first-class appearances for the county, the last of which came against Yorkshire in 1874. [1] In his nine first-class matches, Wright scored a total of 138 runs at an average of 9.20, with a high score of 25. [2]

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References

  1. 1 2 "First-Class Matches played by Thomas Wright". CricketArchive. Retrieved 22 February 2013.
  2. "First-class Batting and Fielding For Each Team by Thomas Wright". CricketArchive. Retrieved 22 February 2013.
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