Rod McCurdy

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Rod McCurdy
Personal information
Full name Rodney John McCurdy
Born (1959-12-30) 30 December 1959 (age 57)
Melbourne, Australia
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm fast medium
Role Fast bowler
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 85) 27 January 1985 v West Indies
Last ODI 29 March 1985 v India
Domestic team information
Years Team
1979–1980, 1981–1984 Victoria
1979 Derbyshire
1980–1981 Tasmania
1984–1985 South Australia
1987–1991 Eastern Province
1991–1992 Natal
1992–1993 Border
Career statistics
Competition ODI FC LA
Matches 11 86 108
Runs scored 33 725 252
Batting average 8.25 10.21 14.82
100s/50s 0/0 0/1 –/–
Top score 13* 55 42
Balls bowled 515 16779 5729
Wickets 12 305 171
Bowling average 31.25 29.85 22.77
5 wickets in innings 0 16 8
10 wickets in match n/a 0 n/a
Best bowling 3/19 7/55 5/15
Catches/stumpings 1/– 25/– 13/–
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.

A fast bowler, he played in 11 One Day Internationals in the mid-1980s, and later joined in the South African rebel tours in 1985.

Career[edit]

McCurdy represented Australia's U-19 team.[1] He played for Victoria before moving to Tasmania, for whom he took 7-81 against the touring New Zealanders in 1980-81.[2]

He returned to Victoria for the 1981-82 season. During the 1984-85 summer, McCurdy signed to play in South Africa.[3]

McCurdy was selected in the original squad to tour England in 1985.[4] 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.[5]

McCurdy stayed in South Africa after the tour playing for Eastern Province.[6]

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.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Australian youth team named.". The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995). ACT: National Library of Australia. 26 January 1978. p. 19. Retrieved 16 February 2016. 
  2. ^ "CRICKET India fights back in exciting game.". The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995). ACT: National Library of Australia. 3 January 1981. p. 26. Retrieved 16 February 2016. 
  3. ^ http://www.espncricinfo.com/blogs/content/story/638487.html
  4. ^ "Australian tour squad.". The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995). ACT: National Library of Australia. 21 March 1985. p. 28. Retrieved 16 February 2016. 
  5. ^ http://www.espncricinfo.com/magazine/content/story/541421.html
  6. ^ http://stgeorgespark.nmmu.ac.za/content/personalities/displayarticle.asp?artid=persp_026