James Wright (cricketer, born 1874)
|Full name||James Wright|
|Born||25 March 1874|
Newbold, Leicestershire, England
|Died||20 August 1961 (aged 87)|
|Domestic team information|
|First-class debut||23 May 1898 Derbyshire v Lancashire|
|Last First-class||10 August 1905 Derbyshire v Sussex|
Source: , 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. 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.
- British Census 1881 RG 11 2758/107 p21
- James Wright at Cricket Archive