Kevin Curran

Country: Zimbabwe
Born: September 07, 1959, Rusape, Manicaland
Height: 6ft 2in
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Fast medium
Playing role: Bowler
Died: October 10, 2012, Mutare, (aged 53y 33d)

Kevin Curran Bio

Kevin Malcolm Curran was a talented and versatile cricket player from Zimbabwe who made a significant impact in English cricket during the 1980s and 1990s. Born on September 7, 1959, in Rusape, Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), Curran had a successful career as a right-arm fast-medium bowler and middle-order batsman.

Curran’s cricket journey began in 1980 when he made his debut for Zimbabwe. He went on to represent his country in various international tournaments, including the 1983 and 1987 World Cups. However, Zimbabwe’s acquisition of Test status coincided with Curran’s completion of his 10-year qualification for English residency, which meant that he was unable to represent his country in Test matches.

During his time in English cricket, Curran established himself as one of the most effective overseas players. He had an incredible ability to score runs consistently, surpassing the 1000-run mark in a season on five occasions. His strong batting performances accompanied his impressive fast-medium bowling skills, making him a valuable all-rounder.

In 1990, controversy erupted when Gloucestershire decided not to renew Curran’s contract, leading him to move to Northamptonshire. He continued to excel for his new team until his retirement from professional cricket in 1999, leaving a lasting impact in the English county circuit.

Curran’s contribution to Zimbabwean cricket extended beyond his playing career. He served as the assistant coach of the national team for a significant period before accepting an opportunity to coach the Namibian cricket team. In September 2004, he returned to his homeland and assumed the role of director of coaching at the CFX Cricket Academy in Harare.

In August 2005, Curran was appointed as the national coach of Zimbabwe, taking over the position from Phil Simmons. As coach, he played a crucial role in developing and nurturing young talent, guiding the national team through various international tournaments until 2007.

Sadly, Curran’s life was tragically cut short on October 10, 2012. At the age of 53, while out jogging in Mutare, he suddenly collapsed and succumbed to his untimely demise. His passing left a void in the cricketing community, depriving the sport of a talented player and coach.

Kevin Curran will always be remembered for his exceptional contributions to Zimbabwean and English cricket. His skill as an all-rounder, consistent batting performances, and dedication to coaching showcase the immense passion he had for the game. Despite his premature departure, his legacy continues to inspire aspiring cricketers around the world.

Kevin Curran Career Stats

Kevin Curran Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 11 11 0 287 73 26.09 430 66.74 0 2 21 4 1 0
FC 324 510 83 15740 159 36.86 - - 25 83 - - 209 0
List A 407 379 76 9194 119* 30.34 - - 1 53 - - 105 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Kevin Curran Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 11 10 506 398 9 3/65 3/65 44.22 4.71 56.2 0 0 0
FC 324 - 31994 16730 605 7/47 - 27.65 3.13 52.8 - 15 4
List A 407 - 14349 10648 364 5/15 5/15 29.25 4.45 39.4 11 1 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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