7000 wickets taker, Windies fast bowler Cecil Wright retires at 85.

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Published by Lokendra Sharma on 28 Aug 2019

Cecil Wright, 85-years of age, says to have played more than 2,000,000 games where he has taken in excess of 7,000 wickets in professional cricket.


At an age where players resign from Test cricket in their 20s and mid-30s, West Indies’ Cecil Wright has at last reported his retirement from all types of cricket at the good old age of 85.

Wright made his top of the line debut for Jamaica against a Barbados side which had Windies legends Wes Hall and Sir Garfield Sobers among their positions.


The quick bowler reported that he will resign from the game in fourteen day’s time. Wright won’t be named nearby the amazing quick bowlers Richards and Joel Garner yet in life span, it is the other way round.

The 85-year-old professes to have played more than 2,000,000 games taking more than 7,000 wickets in professional cricket. The Jamaican propelled his career as an expert in the Central Lancashire League for Crompton.


Following three years he chose to remain in England and settled down subsequent to meeting his future spouse Enid, at that point having a child.

Wright’s longest purple fix length five seasons as he wound up taking as many as 538 wickets in five seasons with an astonishing average of a wicket in every 27 dismissals.

Cecil Wright will bring the final curtain down on his career on Saturday i.e 7th September, turning out for Uppermill, near Oldham, against Pennine League side Springhead.


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