John Wright named Derbyshire President

Wednesday 8th April 2020
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Written by Tom Skinner

Derbyshire great, John Wright, has been appointed Club President.

The former New Zealand Test batsman, who scored more than 9,000 runs across all formats for his country, is widely regarded as one of Derbyshire’s finest ever players.

Between 1977 and 1988, Wright scored a total of 10,638 first-class runs and 4,331 List A runs, including 31 centuries and a top-score of 190.

An experienced coach at domestic and international level, Wright became Derbyshire’s Specialist Twenty20 Coach in 2017 and led the side to their first Vitality Blast quarter-final in more than a decade.

Wright succeeds Harold Rhodes, whom the club would like to thank for his contribution over the past year, which has extended to watching Derbyshire at home and away, as well as attending a number of club events.

Chairman, Ian Morgan said: “John is one of the greatest batsmen to ever play for Derbyshire, scoring more than 14,000 runs for the club.

“Even when his playing days ended, John kept a close relationship with the club and enjoyed success in his return as a coach. His contribution and commitment to the Club over many years has been immense and I am delighted that he has accepted the role of Club President in this our 150th year.”

Wright added: “I hold Derbyshire very close to my heart and I am honoured to serve as Club President.

“I enjoyed so many great times here as a player and as a coach, and I wish the current squad the very best as they continue to make great progress on the field.”

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