Henry FitzHerbert Wright

Cricket Player from United Kingdom

Henry FitzHerbert Wright (9 October 1870 – 23 February 1947) was an English cricketer, lawyer and Conservative politician. He was active in local government in Derbyshire and sat in the House of Commons from 1912 to 1918. Wright was the eldest son of FitzHerbert Wright of the Hayes, Alfreton, Derbyshire and his wife Louise Charlotte Rudolphine von Beckmann daughter of E C Frederick von Beckmann. He was educated at Eton where he was a proficient cricketer and at Trinity College, Cambridge. In the 1891 season he played two games for Derbyshire, making his debut against MCC. He played one game for Derbyshire against Essex in the 1892 season and spent the following winter touring in Ceylon and India with Lord Hawke's XI. Wright suspended his first class cricket career and was called to the bar at Inner Temple in 1895. He was on the Midland Circuit and was an alderman of the Derbyshire County Council. He returned to first class cricket in the 1904 season when he played two games for Derbyshire. In the 1905 season managed he seven games and ended his cricket career. Wright was a right hand batsman who played 22 matches in 13 first class games with an average of 19.38 and a top score of  ( Wikipedia article )


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United Kingdom

Political career

Party From To
Conservative Party


Institution From To
Trinity College, Cambridge
Eton College

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