Harry Wright (Australian footballer)
Wright in 1901
|Full name||Herbert Lovegrove Wright|
|Date of birth||4 April 1870|
|Place of birth||Ballarat West, Victoria|
|Date of death||19 March 1950(aged 79)|
|Place of death||West Melbourne, Victoria|
|Original team(s)||Ballarat Imperials|
Round 1, 1894, Essendon|
vs. Fitzroy, at Brunswick Street Oval
|1894–1896||Essendon (VFA)||48 (20)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1903.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
Herbert Lovegrove Wright (4 April 1870 – 19 March 1950) was an Australian rules footballer who played for the Essendon Football Club around and during the years following the formation of the Victorian Football League (VFL).
Wright made his debut in 1894, and was part of the team that won the premiership, winning his second in the 1897 and also playing in the first ever VFL 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.
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.
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