Cricketer bowls his final over aged 85

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Published on September 7, 2019 - Duration: 01:48s

Cricketer bowls his final over aged 85

Having taken in excess of 7,000 wickets over a career lasting more than half a century, 85-year-old West Indies bowler Cecil Wright is looking forward to passing on his wisdom to the next generation.

Lancashire is a long way from Jamaica, Wright having once played a first-class match against Barbados, facing the likes of Garfield Sobers, Wes Hall, Collie Smith and Seymour Nurse before heading to England in 1959.

With ambitions of pursuing a professional county career, Wright signed up for Central Lancashire League side Crompton.

After later meeting his wife, Edith, and having son, Courtney, he would go to call Oldham home.


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