The 85-year-old West Indian player finally says goodbye to the game
Cecil Wright will play one more cricket match on September 7 and will retire after. The West Indian pacer had a long career in cricket, playing before the 1950s. Wright moved to England in 1959, playing for Crompton in the Central Lancashire League. This was after he represented Barbados. Wright once took 538 wickets in five seasons. He has been playing professional cricket for six decades now.
Wright finally decided to end his cricket career at the age of 85. He believes that his love for Lancashire food is one of the reasons why he can still play cricket. ‘And I keep fit, although these days I use my age as an excuse to miss training. I find keeping active helps to ease aches’, Wright said. ‘I don’t like to sit still and watch TV, I would rather have a walk or potter about in the garage’.
The cricket veteran plays his last cricket match on September 7. He plays with Uppermill’s second team in the upcoming match against Pennine League side Springhead. Wright took more than 7,000 wickets in his whole career. It is also estimated that he had played two million games in professional cricket. If you want to find out about how cricket is played and more information about the sport, you can check it out at Betwala.
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