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Tony Wright

Tony Wright was born in Stevenage in 1962 and attended Pin Green Junior School before moving on to Alleynes. He enjoyed most sports and played football with Stevenage Tigers FC and later Rugby Football with Bacavians, neither club now existing. In 1975 at the age of 13 Tony joined Stevenage Cricket Club spending many seasons with them.
In 1980 he was signed as a professional with Gloucestershire County Cricket team and he spent the next 18 years with them captaining them from 1990 until 1993. During this period the Gloucester side included players like Jack Russell the England Wicket-Keeper and Courtney Walsh one of the finest bowlers to have played for the West Indies. Tony's highest score in first class cricket was 193 against Nottinghamshire in 1995 and he played in 287 first class matches scoring 13440 runs including 18 hundreds and 67 fifties.