Harry Wright (Australian footballer)

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Harry Wright
Personal information
Full name Herbert Lovegrove Wright
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(s) Ballarat Imperials
Debut Round 1, 1894, Essendon
vs. Fitzroy, at Brunswick Street Oval
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1894-1896 Essendon (VFA) 48 (20)
1897–1903 Essendon 87 (6)
Total 135 (26)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1903.
Career highlights
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.[1]

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