Gilbert Curgenven

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Gilbert Curgenven
Personal information
Full name Gilbert Curgenven
Born (1882-12-01)1 December 1882
Derby, England
Died 26 May 1934(1934-05-26) (aged 51)
Birmingham, England
Batting style Right-handed batsman
Bowling style Slow
Relations William Curgenven, Henry Curgenven
Domestic team information
Years Team
19011922 Derbyshire
First-class debut 5 August 1901 Derbyshire v Hampshire
Last First-class 26 August 1922 Derbyshire v Worcestershire
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 96
Runs scored 3440
Batting average 20.97
100s/50s 3/18
Top score 124
Balls bowled 1913
Wickets 25
Bowling average 46.52
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 3/32
Catches/stumpings 40/-
Source: [1], 2 December 2010

Gilbert Curgenven (1 December 1882 – 26 May 1934) was an English cricketer who played first class cricket for Derbyshire between 1901 and 1922.

Curgenven was born at Friar Gate, Derby, the son of William Curgenven a doctor who was one of the founders of Derbyshire County Cricket Club. He was educated at Repton School[1] and became a farmer. He made his first-class debut for Derbyshire in the 1901 season in August against Hampshire when he made 15 not out in his second innings. Although he played six more games that season, he only played four games in the 1902 season and one in the 1903 season. He played in full in the 1904 season making his top score of 124 against Surrey. In the 1905 season, he was down to four games and then was absent from English first class cricket until the 1909 season. He played a spread of games in 1909 and also in the 1910 season when he scored centuries against Essex and Nottinghamshire. He went to British Columbia where in 1912 and 1913 he played for a newly formed club at Cowichan.[2] In a game for them against the Australians he took 5 for 89 in a non first-class game. Back in Derbyshire in the 1914 season, he played a full season that year.

During World War I Curgenven was a 2nd lieutenant in the 2nd County of London Yeomanry and then joined the Royal Flying Corps. After the war, he played fully for Derbyshire in the 1921 season and a partially in the 1922 season which was his last.

Curgenven was a right-hand batsman and played 169 innings in 96 matches at an average of 20.97. He scored three centuries with a top score of 124. He was a slow bowler and took 25 first class wickets at an average of 46.52 and a best performance of 3 for 32.[3]

Curgenven died at Birmingham, Warwickshire at the age of 52. As well as his father, his brother Henry Curgenven also played cricket for Derbyshire.

Curgenven married Lily Katinka D Naerup at Swansea in 1906 and had two daughters.