Tassie home 'Til 2026 for Wright

The Tasmanian Tigers can announce another key player extension to their men’s program ahead of the 2024/25 Season, with batsman Mac Wright extended until 2026.  

"I'm delighted to be extending with the Tigers for two more seasons.

"I love being part of the Tigers family and am excited for what we can continue to build as a group moving forward," explained Wright.

Moving to Tasmania in 2016 as an 18-year-old on a rookie deal, Wright was regarded as someone with a lot of potential who could play an important role for the Tigers in the coming seasons.  

Wright made his List A debut for the Cricket Australia XI in the JLT Cup in 2017 (playing in the competition against Tasmania), before making his debut for the Tigers against Queensland in the Marsh Cup in 2019 scoring 46 runs in his first match.  

In the next match, Wright scored his maiden hundred, 104 off 118 balls with 8 fours and four sixes, to help Tasmania to their third victory of the Marsh Cup season and established himself as a Tasmanian cricketer at only 21 years of age.  

His Sheffield Shield debut came later in 2019, batting at number six against Queensland at Blundstone Arena.  

After a successful BBL|13, Wright returned to the Tigers’ 50-over side playing in every match of the Marsh Cup season, before unfortunately injuring his knee against Western Australia in the final Marsh Cup match of the season.  

After a successful knee-reconstruction, Wright is aiming to return for Tasmania in the second half of the 2024/25 season, following BBL|14.  

General Manager of High-Performance at Cricket Tasmania, Salliann Beams spoke highly of Mac’s professionalism and his willingness to continue improving himself.   

“Mac’s extension is a reward for the hard work he has put into his cricket and to the Tigers program over the past few seasons.  

“He has shown us time and time again, how good of a batsman he is, and we look forward to his return later in the summer.  

“He is a great representation of what it means to play for the Tigers and is a great role model for all athletes who move to our state and make Tasmania their home,” stated Beams.   

Wright joins an extensive list of off-season recruits and re-signings for the Tasmanian Tigers that will continue to be shared with the cricket family over the next few weeks.  

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