At an age where players retire from Test cricket in their 20s and early 30s, West Indies’ Cecil Wright has finally announced his retirement from all forms of cricket at the ripe old age of 85.
— Uppermill CC (@uppermillcc) August 18, 2019
West Indies pacer Cecil Wright to retire at 85 after taking over 7,000 wickets in 60-year career
— The Field (@thefield_in) August 29, 2019
Wright started his career in the game as a professional in the Central Lancashire League for Crompton. The cricketer decided to continue his career in England following a span of three years.
Going back to history, Wright represented Jamaica against Barbados against Sobers and Wes Hall. He moved to England in 1959 and launched a career as a professional in the Central Lancashire League for Crompton.
After staying on in England, Wright settled down with wife Enid and then had a son.
Wright whose career lasted more than 60 years has picked over 7,000 wickets sharing the field with legendary West Indies cricketers like Vivian Richards and Joel Garner.
At one stage of his career, the Jamaican accounted for as many as 538 wickets in five seasons, averaging down to nearly one every 27 balls.