|Full name||Rodney John McCurdy|
30 December 1959 |
|Bowling style||Right-arm fast medium|
|ODI debut (cap 85)||27 January 1985 v West Indies|
|Last ODI||29 March 1985 v India|
|Domestic team information|
|Source: Cricinfo, 5 August 2011|
Rodney John McCurdy (born 30 December 1959) is a former cricketer who played for Australia, Border, Derbyshire, Eastern Province, Natal, South Australia, Tasmania and Victoria. He now lives in South Africa.
He returned to Victoria for the 1981-82 season. During the 1984-85 summer, McCurdy signed to play in South Africa.
McCurdy was selected in the original squad to tour England in 1985. However his South African commitments meant he was unable to tour. McCurdy:
It always bugs me. I was picked on the Ashes tour. Would I have gone there? Yes, I was going there. We would have loved to have gone there, played in the Ashes, and then come out to South Africa afterwards. At least I would have had my opportunity. That's a disappointment for me.
McCurdy stayed in South Africa after the tour playing for Eastern Province.
He later ran a security business in Port Elizabeth, making alarms for homes and small businesses. He then moved to Johannesburg to work as operations manager of Tellytrack, the racing television station.
- Rod McCurdy at Cricket Archive
- Cricinfo article on Rod McCurdy
- Baggy green or livelihood? Rod McCurdy cash or country – Cricinfo
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