Squad Number - 31
Player Sponsor - Care Skills UK
Born - Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, July 14, 1985
Joined - Leicestershire 2018
Role - Right-hand batsman, right-arm fast medium bowler
Teams Represented – British Universities, Cambridge MCCU, England Lions, Essex, Middlesex, Warwickshire
Leicestershire CCC announced the signing of high-quality seam bowler Chris Wright in July 2018.
Wright was a part of a Warwickshire CCC attack that claimed every bowling point available during their Specsavers County Championship Division Two title win this summer. He linked up with his new teammates at the end of the 2018 season.
The seamer has taken an impressive 558 wickets in his professional career, including 406 first-class wickets at an average of 33.51 in 146 appearances.
Wright has claimed 11 five-wicket hauls in the first-class game including a best of 6 for 22, and is also a handy batsman, contributing 72 as a nightwatchman against Derbyshire CCC in the 2018 season to go alongside a previous career-best score of 77.
He has performed well in white ball competitions, collecting 100 List A wickets at 35.68 and also snaring 55 T20 victims at 33.44 apiece. Wright’s career has taken in spells at Essex CCC and Middlesex CCC, and the bowler has also had call-ups to England Lions and the England Performance Programme.
Wright signed an initial two-year contract at the Fischer County Ground to take him through until at least the end of the 2020 season.