Ashley Wright (cricketer)

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Ashley Wright
Personal information
Full name Ashley Spencer Wright
Born (1980-10-21) 21 October 1980 (age 36)
Grantham, Lincolnshire, England
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right arm medium
Relations Luke Wright (brother)
Domestic team information
Years Team
2005 Staffordshire
2004 Lincolnshire
2001–2002 Leicestershire
1999-2001 Leicestershire Cricket Board
Career statistics
Competition FC LA
Matches 6 13
Runs scored 124 259
Batting average 13.77 32.37
100s/50s –/– 1/1
Top score 30 112
Balls bowled 36
Wickets
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings 1/– 2/–
Source: Cricinfo, 23 June 2010

Ashley Spencer Wright (born 21 October 1980) is a former English cricketer. Wright played as a right-handed batsman who bowled right-arm medium-pace.

Wright made his List-A debut for the Leicestershire Cricket Board in the 1999 NatWest Trophy.[1] From 1999 to 2001, he 3 List-A matches for the board, making his highest List-A career score of 112 against the Durham Cricket Board in the 2000 NatWest Trophy.

Wright made his first-class debut for Leicestershire in 2001 against the touring Pakistanis. Wright played 6 first-class matches for the county, with his final first-class match for Leicestershire coming against Surrey in the 2002 County Championship.[2] As well as playing first-class cricket for Leicestershire, Wright also played 9 List-A matches for the county from 2001 to 2002, with his last List-A match for the county coming against Worcestershire in the 2002 Norwich Union League.

In 2004, Wright played his final career List-A match in his only List-A appearance for Lincolnshire in the 2004 Cheltenham & Gloucester Trophy against Glamorgan.[3] In 2005, he played a single Minor Counties Championship match for Staffordshire against Bedfordshire.[4]

In January 2016, Wright was appointed director of cricket for the Guernsey Cricket Board (GCB), a position which includes the role of head coach of the Guernsey national team. He succeeded Nic Pothas.[5]

Family[edit]

Ashley's brother Luke Wright currently plays county cricket for Sussex and plays ODI and Twenty20 International cricket for England. Luke formerly played his county cricket for Leicestershire.

Coaching[edit]

Ashley began coaching cricket at the University of Sussex in 2014, fresh off their triumphant campaign to the South East 2A division title the previous year. With first team Captain Angus Berry, he has established the side as one of the most promising University teams in the country, responsible for producing talented youngsters such as James Knight, Liam Ward, Charlie Wood, John Pope and Ben Sugarhut. Wright was also a notable coaching influence on the meteoric rise of batting all-rounder Joseph D. Houlton, who was sadly forced into retirement in November 2014 due to a recurring wrist injury.

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