Full name Thomas Kevin Curran
Born March 12, 1995, Cape Town, Cape Province
Current age 20 years 174 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||Gloucestershire v Surrey at Bristol, Aug 21-24, 2015 scorecard|
|List A debut||Surrey v Essex at The Oval, Aug 2, 2013 scorecard|
|Last List A||Surrey v Kent at The Oval, Aug 27, 2015 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Sussex v Surrey at Hove, May 16, 2014 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Middlesex v Surrey at Lord's, Jul 23, 2015 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|13, 3/22||Surrey||v Kent||The Oval||27 Aug 2015||LA|
|6/61||Surrey||v Gloucs||Bristol||21 Aug 2015||FC|
|5*, 4/65||Surrey||v Gloucs||Bristol||18 Aug 2015||LA|
|0, 2/64||Surrey||v Somerset||Taunton||17 Aug 2015||LA|
|1/81, 18, 0/18||Surrey||v Essex||Colchester||7 Aug 2015||FC|
|6*, 1/34||Surrey||v Worcs||The Oval||4 Aug 2015||LA|
|29, 1/45||Surrey||v Derbyshire||Guildford||2 Aug 2015||LA|
|26*, 2/48||Surrey||v Durham||Chester-le-Street||31 Jul 2015||LA|
|44, 1/36||Surrey||v Yorkshire||The Oval||29 Jul 2015||LA|
|1/44||Surrey||v Northants||The Oval||27 Jul 2015||LA|
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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