Craig Wright

Sport: Cricket
Position: bowler
Nationality: Scotland Scotland
Birth date: 1974-04-28 (40 years)

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Craig Wright is a right- handed middle order batsman and a medium pace bowler in the Scottish national team. He is popular for his huge hits and has played in Under 16 and Under 19 level for his country, Scotland.

Craig did his schooling from Kelvingside Academy in Glasgow and he is currently playing with the Greenock club, having played with the West of Scotland and Carlton clubs earlier. In one of his lowest moments in the game he was not selected for national 1999 World cup team. However, in 2005 Craig went on to become Scotland’s record wicket taker with 173 wickets under his belt. He usually comes on to bat at the sixth or seventh position and has contributed to a few useful fifties.

His highest score remains 133 not out against Hillhead when he played for the West of Scotland club. He made his One Day International debut in 2006. In his 13 ODI appearances he averages at 18.00 with a strike rate of 78.64. His ultimate cricketing aspiration was to captain Scotland to victory in a World Cup match which partially came true when he lifted the 2004 Intercontinental Cup and 2005 ICC Trophy. When he is not on the field playing cricket he is the marketing manager for cricket Scotland.

He has also played for Scotland in the World Cup 2007 and the Twenty20 World Cup in 2009. after the team’s loss in the Twenty20 tournament he announced his retirement at the age of 35. His contribution to Cricket in Scotland is commendable as he has managed to bring in many developments and improvements.

In One Day internationals he has played 20 matches where he has picked 29 wickets at a good average of 22.86 and has also scored 240 runs at an average of 16.

Career Highlights

Hat trick against Denmark, 2004 Man of the match against Worcestershire, 1998, NatWest series. Captain of national team from 2002 to 2007.

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