KEVIN CURRAN 1959-2012

Everyone at Northants Cricket was shocked and saddened to learn of the sudden death of the club's former captain Kevin Curran.
 
A statement from Zimbabwe Cricket said Curran collapsed while jogging in Mutare, where he was preparing the Mashonaland Eagles side he coached for Twenty20 matches against Mountaineers.
 
He was 53.
 
'KC' rose to prominence as an aggressive seam-bowling all-rounder with Zimbabwe at the 1983 World Cup - and joined Gloucestershire two years later, before moving to Wantage Road ahead of the 1991 season.
 
In 139 first-class matches for the County he scored 6,990 runs and claimed 271 wickets - and also made 193 one-day appearances for the club, including being part of the 1992 NatWest Cup winning side.
 
He replaced Rob Bailey as captain in 1998 but retired from the first-class game at the end of the following year.
 
Curran was subsequently involved with Zimbabwe's national team as a coach and selector. 
 
Northants Cricket offers its condolences to his family and friends.

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