Chris Wright

Country: England
Born: July 14, 1985, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire
Height: 6ft 3in
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Fast medium
Playing role: Bowler

Chris Wright Bio

Christopher Julian Clement Wright, commonly known as Chris Wright, is a skilled cricket player hailing from England. Born on July 6, 1985, in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, Wright’s journey to success has been marked by determination, perseverance, and an unwavering passion for the game.

Wright’s cricketing career initially faced obstacles during his youth, as Hampshire did not offer him a contract despite showcasing his talents in their youth teams. Undeterred by this setback, he continued to pursue his dream and joined Middlesex, hoping to make a mark in the cricketing world. However, his time at Middlesex also fell short of his expectations.

It was only after Wright’s transition to Essex that he began to truly find his footing. Although he faced the disappointing news of his release from Essex in 2011, this setback ultimately served as a catalyst for change. Graeme Welch, Wright’s former bowling coach at Essex who had moved to Warwickshire, persuaded Ashley Giles, the director of cricket at Edgbaston, to sign Wright on loan. This opportunity proved to be a turning point in his career.

Wright immediately made an impact at Warwickshire, showcasing his talent and determination by securing two five-wicket hauls in his initial three Championship matches. Impressed by his performance, Warwickshire offered Wright a new three-year contract, setting him on a path towards success.

The 2012 season proved to be a defining moment in Wright’s career. Given the opportunity to open the bowling, he displayed remarkable pace, tenacity, and skill throughout the season, capturing an impressive 62 Division One wickets. His contributions were instrumental in Warwickshire’s County Championship victory that year. Additionally, Wright excelled in the CB40 competition, narrowly missing out on being the leading wicket-taker due to an unfortunate injury sustained during the Lord’s final.

His outstanding performances in 2012 earned Wright a place in the esteemed England Performance Programme, further solidifying his status as a potential international bowler. Unfortunately, a stress fracture in 2013 hindered his progress and forced him to miss a significant portion of the season. Despite returning to form in 2014, he suffered a similar injury setback, testing his resilience once again.

As the 2018 season approached, Wright faced increased competition within Warwickshire’s squad, with emerging talents Henry Brookes and Olly Stone vying for first-team positions. Consequently, he sought new opportunities and joined Leicestershire on a two-year contract. Wright’s dedication paid off, and he proved his worth by taking 100 wickets across his first two full seasons with the team, including a remarkable career-best performance of 7 for 53 against Gloucestershire at Bristol.

Before his time at Warwickshire, Wright had the privilege of representing Cambridge UCCE (now known as MCCU) and honing his skills during the 2005-06 domestic cricket season with Tamil Union in Sri Lanka. His move to Essex in 2007 proved pivotal, as he played a crucial role in the team’s triumph in the Friends Provident Trophy final against Kent at Lord’s in 2008, followed by a memorable T20 finals day appearance in 2010.

Throughout his career, Wright’s commitment to the sport has shone through, fueling his drive for success. Although he faced setbacks along the way, he consistently showcased his resilience and determination to prove his worth. With his exceptional skills as a seam bowler and his invaluable experience, Wright will undoubtedly go down in history as a tenacious and respected cricketer.

Chris Wright Career Stats

Chris Wright Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
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FC 203 269 61 3904 87 18.76 7743 50.41 0 14 - - 40 0
List A 126 51 24 321 42 11.88 414 77.53 0 0 29 1 20 0
T20s 62 16 9 30 6* 4.28 33 90.9 0 0 3 0 13 0

Chris Wright Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 203 - 33155 18961 588 7/53 - 32.24 3.43 56.3 22 19 0
List A 126 - 5203 4722 139 6/35 6/35 33.97 5.44 37.4 1 1 0
T20s 62 59 1222 1834 53 4/24 4/24 34.6 9 23 2 0 0

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