28th April 1974, Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland
Ireland v Scotland, The Village, 9th August 1997
Craig Wright is a big hitting right-handed middle order batsman and right-arm medium pace bowler. Wright represented Scotland at both Under 16 and Under 19 level before making his senior debut in a match against Ireland on August 9, 1997. He went on to play 194 times for Scotland, including the 2007 Cricket World Cup and 20/20 World Cup in 2007 & 2009. In 2002 he was appointed captain of the national side, a role he kept until stepping down at the end of the 2007 World Cup.
As captain he lifted the 2004 Intercontinental Cup and the 2005 ICC Trophy for Scotland as well as steering them to the final of the ICC World League Division 1 (which qualified the team for the 2007 20/20 World Cup). In total he captained Scotland a record 107 times.
He has played an important role in Scottish cricket off the field, juggling his playing career with the job of Cricket Scotland’s Performance Development Manager, having previously served as their Development Officer and Marketing Manager. He refocused his career on this role following his retirement as a player.
He led Scotland to victory in the 2004 Intercontinental Cup and the 2005 ICC Trophy and is the leading wicket taker in Scotland’s history.
Wright has still been involved in the Scotland set-up, overseeing the successful 2015 World Cup Qualifying event, while also being assistant coach for the 2015 World Cup and 2016 ICC World T20 campaign in India.