Chris Wright made his first-class debut for Middlesex in 2004, as a right-handed batsman and a right-arm medium-fast bowler. He is a product of the Middlesex Academy who has also represented Cambridge University Centre of Cricketing Excellence and the Tamil Union club.
In August 2007, he signed a two year contract to play for Essex up until the end of the 2009 season. In March 2009, this was extended until the end of the 2011 season. In the 2012 season, Wright formed an impressive opening attack partnership with Keith Barker for Warwickshire, helping the side capture the County Championship. Wright took over 50 first-class wickets in the season.