Full name Samuel Matthew Curran
Born June 3, 1998, Northampton
Current age 18 years 24 days
Major teams Surrey, Surrey 2nd XI, Surrey Under-15s, Surrey Under-17s, Zimbabwe Under-13s
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Left-arm medium-fast
Education Wellington College
|First-class debut||Surrey v Kent at The Oval, Jul 13-16, 2015 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Nottinghamshire v Surrey at Nottingham, Apr 10-13, 2016 scorecard|
|List A debut||Surrey v Northamptonshire at The Oval, Jul 27, 2015 scorecard|
|Last List A||Hampshire v Surrey at Southampton, Jun 15, 2016 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Surrey v Kent at The Oval, Jun 19, 2015 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Surrey v Essex at The Oval, Jun 25, 2016 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|32, 0/9||Surrey||v Essex||The Oval||25 Jun 2016||T20|
|5, 1/18||Surrey||v Glamorgan||Cardiff||24 Jun 2016||T20|
|8, 1/16||Surrey||v Middlesex||The Oval||17 Jun 2016||T20|
|1/34, 42||Surrey||v Hampshire||Southampton||15 Jun 2016||LA|
|1/31||Surrey||v Somerset||Taunton||10 Jun 2016||T20|
|1/22||Surrey||v Hampshire||The Oval||9 Jun 2016||T20|
|1/43||Surrey||v Somerset||The Oval||8 Jun 2016||LA|
|22, 1/48||Surrey||v Kent||Beckenham||5 Jun 2016||LA|
|2/30||Surrey||v Sussex||Hove||3 Jun 2016||T20|
|21, 0/27||Surrey||v Glamorgan||The Oval||26 May 2016||T20|
Sam Curran, younger brother of Tom Curran, his fellow Surrey all-rounder, and son of the former Zimbabwe cricketer Kevin Curran, made an eye-catching Championship debut against Kent at The Oval when he took five wickets in the first innings, eight in all in the match, at only 17.
Surrey research suggested he was the youngest-ever player to achieve a five-wicket haul in the Championship and the second youngest Surrey debutant. He opened the bowling with his brother, Tom, and took a wicket with his fifth ball when an inswinger bowled Joe Denly.
At 17 years and 40 days old, Sam Curran's first-class debut came 69 years to the day after Tony Lock, the youngest player to play for Surrey at 17 years and eight days, made his first appearance - also against Kent - at the Oval on July 13, 1946.
Curran, a slightly-built, brisk left-armer, showed an ability to swing the ball into the right-hander from the outset. His laid-back personality was also evident when he was given a day off school by Wellington College, where he was taking A levels in PE, Art and Business Studies, to play in a Royal London Cup semi-final against Nottinghamshire at The Oval, where he first came to the attention of a wider audience with a composed, energetic display.
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