Harry Wright (Australian footballer)

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Harry Wright
Personal information
Date of birth 4 April 1870
Place of birth Ballarat West, Victoria
Date of death 19 March 1950(1950-03-19) (aged 79)
Place of death West Melbourne, Victoria
Original team Ballarat Imperials
Debut Round 1, 1897, Essendon
v. Geelong, at Corio Oval
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1897–1903 Essendon 87 (6)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 1903 season.

Harry Lovegrove Wright (4 April 1870 – 19 March 1950) was an Australian rules footballer who played with Essendon during the years following the formation of the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Wright made his debut in Essendon's inaugural VFL game in the 1897 season and also played in the first ever Grand Final the following year. A centreman, Wright finished on the losing team on that occasion but took part in a winning Grand Final in 1901 to go with the premiership he won with Essendon in his debut season.

As a cricketer Wright was a wicket-keeper and one of the three first-class matches that he played was a Sheffield Shield encounter, against South Australia in the 1904/05 season. He finished his career with three catches and five stumpings to go with his 49 runs at 24.50.[1]


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