Full name Timothy Stephen Curtis
Born January 15, 1960, Chislehurst, Kent
Current age 57 years 67 days
Major teams England, Cambridge University, Worcestershire
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Legbreak
Education Royal Grammar School Worcester; Durham University; Cambridge University
|Test debut||England v West Indies at Leeds, Jul 21-26, 1988 scorecard|
|Last Test||England v Australia at Nottingham, Aug 10-14, 1989 scorecard|
|First-class span||1979 - 1997|
|List A span||1980 - 1997|
Tim Curtis was an ever-present at the top of the order in the Worcestershire side when the dominated county cricket in the late 1980s. He played for the county while a student at Durham and then, for a year, at Cambridge (where he won a Blue) but it was only when he became available full time that he broke through. His first hundred came in 1984 when he ended the summer with 1405 runs at 42.57 - the first of 11 occasions he was to pass a thousand runs - and it was only towards the tail end of his career that he form was anything other than determinedly consistent. In an era when England tried a daunting number of players, Curtis's chance came in two Tests against West Indies in 1988, and then three more against Australia in 1989, but he failed to pass 50 and averaged only 15.55. In fairness, his average came by virtue of grit and application more than style, although in a side containing the likes of Graeme Hick and Ian Botham, it was a valued if not crowd-pleasing role. His one-day form belied that, and he made five Lord's final appearances (winning twice) which included leading them to the NatWest Trophy in 1994 after taking over the captaincy a year earlier.
Stats highlights from the fourth day in Ranchi, where Cheteshwar Pujara batted for ages and the Australians toiled like they haven't had to in many years
For the third time this home season, the team took the lead after its opposition put up 400 batting first but the Ranchi effort was special
Did Virat Kohli get his tactics right on the final day in Ranchi? Going by his fast bowlers' lines and R Ashwin's late introduction, the Indian captain took a few puzzling calls
On a pitch most suited for him on this tour, David Warner, the T20-specialist-turned-Test star, got his eye in and then played a wasteful shot. The grown-up knock came from another T20 specialist, instead: Glenn Maxwell
Sudhir Gautam, uber Tendulkar fan, is now rooting for a new sport
South Africa are set to play 14 Tests in nine months soon, so both fast bowlers, despite being sent home from New Zealand, should not lose hope
This Bangladesh are crazy if they think they can beat Sri Lanka in their own den. Right?
Three days ahead of the fourth Test, the surface at the HPCA Stadium wore a smattering of grass. Will that, or Mohammed Shami's availability, subject to fitness, change India's combination?
Under duress again, Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim forged a match-winning partnership and contributed in the second innings to help Bangladesh create history