Kevin Wright

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Kevin Wright
Personal information
Full name Kevin John Wright
Born (1953-12-27) 27 December 1953 (age 63)
North Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia
Batting style Right-handed
Role Wicket keeper
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 301) 27 January 1979 v England
Last Test 3 November 1979 v India
ODI debut (cap 54) 4 February 1979 v England
Last ODI 16 June 1979 v Canada
Domestic team information
Years Team
1974/75-1979/80 Western Australia
1980/81–1983/84 South Australia
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 10 5 85 20
Runs scored 219 29 2551 136
Batting average 16.85 14.50 26.85 17.00
100s/50s -/1 -/- 2/11 -/-
Top score 55* 23 105 23
Balls bowled - - - -
Wickets - - - -
Bowling average - - - -
5 wickets in innings - - - -
10 wickets in match - n/a - n/a
Best bowling - - - -
Catches/stumpings 31/4 8/- 269/25 24/3

Kevin John Wright (born 27 December 1953, North Fremantle, Western Australia) is a former Australian Test cricketer.

Wright was a wicket-keeper who played 10 Tests and five ODIs for Australia in 1979 during the World Series Cricket era. He replaced John Maclean after the Fourth Test in the 1978-79 Ashes series, and played the last two Tests of that series, both Tests against Pakistan in Australia shortly afterwards, and all six Tests in India in late 1979, playing all his 10 Tests inside 10 months.

After World Series Cricket ended, he lost his place in the Australian and Western Australian teams to Rod Marsh. He moved to South Australia to continue his first-class career. When Wayne Phillips became South Australia's wicket-keeper in 1984, Wright retired from first-class cricket and moved to Sydney, taking up the position of Eagle Insurance's life division manager for New South Wales.[1] In his last match for South Australia he captained them to victory in the McDonald's Cup limited-overs cricket final in 1983-84.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Cricketer, November 1984, p. 48.
  2. ^ "South Australia v Western Australia 1983-84". CricketArchive. Retrieved 24 October 2015. 

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