Kevin Curran (cricketer)

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Kevin Curran
Personal information
Full name Kevin Malcolm Curran
Born (1959-09-07)7 September 1959
Rusape, Manicaland, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland
Died 10 October 2012(2012-10-10) (aged 53)
Mutare, Zimbabwe
Nickname KC
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm fast medium
Role All-rounder, coach
Relations Tom Curran (son)
Ben Curran (son) Sam Curran (son)
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 2) 9 June 1983 v Australia
Last ODI 30 October 1987 v Australia
Domestic team information
Years Team
1985–1990 Gloucestershire
1988/89 Natal
1991–1999 Northamptonshire
1994/95–1997/98 Boland
Career statistics
Competition ODI FC List A
Matches 11 324 407
Runs scored 287 15740 9194
Batting average 26.09 36.86 30.34
100s/50s 0/2 25/83 1/53
Top score 73 159 119*
Balls bowled 506 31994 14349
Wickets 9 605 364
Bowling average 44.22 27.65 29.25
5 wickets in innings 0 15 1
10 wickets in match n/a 4 n/a
Best bowling 3/65 7/47 5/15
Catches/stumpings 1/– 209/– 105/–
Source: CricketArchive, 14 July 2015

Kevin Malcolm Curran (7 September 1959 – 10 October 2012) was a Zimbabwean international cricketer.

Born in Rusape, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, he played in both the 1983 and 1987 Cricket World Cup. He was also a Zimbabwean cricket coach from August 2005 to September 2007. At the time of his death, he was head of the Zimbabwe Cricket Academy.

A genuine all-rounder, Curran was a right arm medium-fast bowler and right-handed middle order batsman. He was a regular in English county cricket for Gloucestershire and Northamptonshire in the 1980s, and passed 1000 runs in a season five times. He also played in South Africa for both Boland and Natal.

The Surrey cricketers Tom Curran and Sam Curran are his sons, as is Ben Curran, who plays for MCC Young Cricketers.

Death[edit]

Curran collapsed while jogging in Mutare and died shortly thereafter on 10 October 2012, aged 53.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ex-Zimbabwe cricketer Kevin Curran dies". supersport.com. 10 October 2012. Retrieved 2013-01-17. 

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