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Full name Thomas Kevin Curran
Born March 12, 1995, Cape Town, Cape Province
Current age 19 years 291 days
Major teams KwaZulu-Natal Inland Under-19s, Surrey, Surrey 2nd XI
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
Education Hilton College, Durban
|First-class debut||Cambridge MCCU v Surrey at Cambridge, Apr 1-3, 2014 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Glamorgan v Surrey at Colwyn Bay, Jul 6-9, 2014 scorecard|
|List A debut||Surrey v Essex at The Oval, Aug 2, 2013 scorecard|
|Last List A||Durham v Surrey at Chester-le-Street, Aug 26, 2013 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Sussex v Surrey at Hove, May 16, 2014 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Surrey v Glamorgan at The Oval, Jul 11, 2014 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|0/21||Surrey||v Glamorgan||The Oval||11 Jul 2014||T20|
|4/88, 2*, 0/51||Surrey||v Glamorgan||Colwyn Bay||6 Jul 2014||FC|
|0/34||Surrey||v Essex||Chelmsford||4 Jul 2014||T20|
|0/16||Surrey||v Kent||The Oval||2 Jul 2014||T20|
|-||Surrey||v Hampshire||The Oval||27 Jun 2014||T20|
|3/23||Surrey||v Glamorgan||Cardiff||20 Jun 2014||T20|
|5/51, 9*, 0/38||Surrey||v Derbyshire||Derby||15 Jun 2014||FC|
|1/12||Surrey||v Sussex||The Oval||13 Jun 2014||T20|
|2/66, 33, 1/23, 20*||Surr 2nd XI||v Hants 2nd XI||Southampton||10 Jun 2014||Other|
|2/15||Surrey||v Middlesex||The Oval||30 May 2014||T20|
Having grown up in Cape Town, Tom Curran was spotted by former Surrey captain Ian Greig while playing schools cricket. He was invited to play second eleven cricket for Surrey in 2012, at the age of 17, and took 5-21 against Kent in his second game. He also began at Wellington School in September 2012.
A month later, tragedy struck when his father, the former Zimbabwe cricketer Kevin, died suddenly. But Curran decided to remain at Wellington, helped by the school offering his two younger brothers the chance to study there too.
Surrey observers were immediately struck by his talent. Fast and generating away swing, former coach Chris Adams even likened him to Dale Steyn. He took 5-34 against Scotland in a one-day game in 2013, but had to wait until 2014 to get his first-class chance in a Surrey attack brimful of pace pedigree. He immediately justified the hype, and also managed the transition between first-class and T20 cricket with astonishing ease for a teenager. The only disappointment was that he failed, in limited opportunities, to show his considerable promise as a batsman. While injury limited his breakthrough season to seven first-class games, Curran had already established a reputation. Tellingly Ireland, for whom he is eligible to play, have already tried to persuade Curran to declare for them.
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