Damien Wright

Country: Australia
Born: July 25, 1975, Casino, New South Wales
Height: 1.87 m
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Fast medium

Damien Wright Bio

Damien Geoffrey Wright, a journeyman fast bowler from Australia, has had a career marked by resilience and success. Despite numerous injury setbacks, he has managed to make a significant impact in the game of cricket.

Born and raised in New South Wales, Wright made the move to Tasmania in 1997-98, which proved to be a pivotal decision in his career. He quickly established himself as a reliable bowler, known for his ability to trouble batsmen with his pace and accuracy. His consistent performances earned him a spot in Tasmania’s historic Sheffield Shield-winning team in 2006-07.

During that title-winning campaign, Wright showcased his skills in a memorable final against New South Wales. On the final day, he single-handedly bowled Tasmania to victory with a remarkable spell of 5 for 13. His contributions were not limited to the bowling department, as he also played vital innings of 67 and 47 with the bat. Wright’s all-round performance played a crucial role in securing Tasmania’s maiden Sheffield Shield title.

Unfortunately, injuries plagued Wright in the subsequent years, forcing him to miss out on opportunities to represent Tasmania. However, he did not let setbacks define his career. In 2008-09, when he was not offered a first-round contract with Tasmania, Wright decided to move to Victoria. The change in scenery proved to be beneficial for his career as he collected 24 wickets in just eight appearances, including the drawn final against Queensland.

In 2009-10, Wright faced yet another injury setback, this time with a hamstring injury that kept him out for two months. However, he made a remarkable comeback by finishing the season with 35 wickets at an impressive average of 14.34. Despite only playing six games, he managed to secure the fourth spot on the Sheffield Shield tally. Once again, Wright’s contributions were instrumental in Victoria’s victory in the final against Queensland, although he was unable to bowl in the second innings due to his hamstring injury.

Throughout his career, Wright’s performances have been marked by potential and skill, but the recurring injuries have prevented him from reaching his full potential. Despite the setbacks, he remained a valuable asset to any team he represented. In addition to his bowling prowess, Wright has also showcased his abilities as a lower-order batsman, scoring a century for Tasmania in the 2004-05 season.

Wright’s determination and resilience have not gone unnoticed, as he has represented Scotland in the Cheltenham and Gloucester Trophy and made several appearances for Australia A. His talents have also been recognized by various counties, with stints at Northamptonshire and three other counties.

Although his career has been marred by injuries, Damien Geoffrey Wright’s contributions to the game of cricket cannot be overlooked. With his powerful bowling and ability to make valuable contributions with the bat, Wright has left a lasting impression on the cricketing world. Despite the challenges he faced, he remained a steadfast and dependable player, leaving behind a legacy of resilience and determination.

Damien Wright Career Stats

Damien Wright Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
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FC 123 188 25 3824 111 23.46 - - 1 20 - - 57 0
List A 106 80 24 930 55 16.6 - - 0 4 - - 23 0
T20s 26 18 5 195 38* 15 145 134.48 0 0 14 8 5 0

Damien Wright Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 123 - 25465 11623 406 8/60 - 28.62 2.73 62.7 - 16 0
List A 106 - 5405 3789 130 5/37 5/37 29.14 4.2 41.5 3 1 0
T20s 26 25 494 615 20 3/17 3/17 30.75 7.46 24.7 0 0 0

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