West Indies Bowler Wright Retired at the Age of 85 After Playing 60 Years, Took 7 Thousand Wickets

  • He Played a First Class Match for Jamaica Against Giants Like Gary Sobers and Wes Hall

West Indies Bowler Wright Retired: West Indies fast bowler Cecil Wright is quitting cricket at the age of 85. They reported on Tuesday that they would play their last match on 7 September. Wright played a first-class match for Jamaica against giants like Gary Sobers and Wes Hall. He then moved to England in 1959. Three years later, he began his career as a professional cricketer for Chrompton in the Central Lancashire League. After this he decided to settle here.

While announcing his retirement, Cecil Wright said that now the time has come to put an end to my career. Talking to a newspaper, he said that I myself do not know what is the reason behind my playing for so long. If I do not know about it, I will not be able to tell you either. When asked how many matches you have played, he replied that I do not remember but maybe two million. Although this does not seem possible, but it is possible that he may have played several thousand matches.

Took 538 Wickets in Five Sessions

Wright took 7000 wickets in his 60-year professional career. There came a time when he took 538 wickets in five sessions. At that time, he took an average of one wicket per 27 balls.

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Cecil told about his fitness, that he likes the traditional food of Lancashire and does not consume much alcohol. However, he occasionally consumes alcohol to keep himself fit. He says that he does not like sitting at home and spending time in front of the TV. Instead he would prefer to go out and roam. This wonder cricketer of the world will play his last match on 7 September. He will be playing for Ramil against Springhead for the last time. Truly a salute to such a freshman. West Indies Bowler Wright Retired at the Age of 85.


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