85-year old West Indian Cecil Wright, who played with Viv Richards, announces retirement after 60 years

Wright will play his last game on September 7 against Pennine League side Springhead. It is estimated that he has played over two million games, picking 7000 wickets!
85-year old West Indian Cecil Wright, who played with Viv Richards, announces retirement after 60 years85-year old West Indian Cecil Wright, who played with Viv Richards, announces retirement after 60 years
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Cecil Wright, who played with West Indian legends Viv Richards and Joel Garner, has announced that he will retire from the game in the next two weeks at the ripe age of 85! The player, who represented Jamaica and then moved to England in 1959 to launch a career in the Central Lancashire League for Crompton, retires after picking up 7,000 wickets in his 60-year career. 

At one point in his career, he managed to pick up 538 wickets in five years, at an average of less than 27. 

“I wish I knew the reason for my longevity, but I couldn’t tell you what it is,” he told The Daily Mirror

When asked about his secret to fitness, Wright mentioned, "To be honest I eat anything that’s going but I don’t drink much, just the odd beer,” he was quoted as saying.

“And I keep fit, although these days I use my age as an excuse to miss training.

“I find keeping active helps to ease aches and pains.

“I don’t like to sit still and watch TV, I would rather have a walk or potter about in the garage."

Wright will play his last game on September 7 against Pennine League side Springhead. It is estimated that he has played over two million games.

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