James Wright (cricketer, born 1874)

James Wright (25 March 1874 – 20 August 1961) was an English cricketer who played first-class cricket for Derbyshire in 1898 and 1905.

James Wright
Personal information
Full nameJames Wright
Born(1874-03-25)25 March 1874
Newbold, Leicestershire, England
Died20 August 1961(1961-08-20) (aged 87)
Sheffield, England
BattingRight-handed batsman
RoleOccasional wicket-keeper
Domestic team information
First-class debut23 May 1898 Derbyshire v Lancashire
Last First-class10 August 1905 Derbyshire v Sussex
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 6
Runs scored 93
Batting average 10.33
100s/50s /1
Top score 53*
Balls bowled 50
Wickets 0
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 0–16
Catches/stumpings 0/-
Source: [1], December 2011

Wright was born at Newbold, Leicestershire, the son of Thomas Wright, a coal miner and his wife Elizabeth. In 1881 they were living at Castle Gresley, Derbyshire.[1] Wright made his debut for Derbyshire against Lancashire in the 1898 season when he scored 2 and 1. However in the next match, a Derbyshire victory over Hampshire, he made 53 not out. He played a total of five matches in the 1898 season. He played one more game for the club in the 1905 season.

Wright was a right-hand batsman and played ten innings in six first-class matches with an average of 10.33 and a top score of 53 not out. He bowled nine overs but took no wickets. He was also an occasional wicket-keeper.[2]

Wright died at Sheffield, Yorkshire at the age of 87.


  1. ^ British Census 1881 RG 11 2758/107 p21
  2. ^ James Wright at Cricket Archive