Ben Curran Signs Northamptonshire Deal
The Curran family is arguably England’s most talented family, in terms of cricketing ability. The youngest of the Curran brothers, Sam Curran has played for England on numerous occasions and became a cult hero after his man of the match performance in the First Test against India. The eldest of the Curran brothers, Tom Curran, has already played Test cricket for England, playing in two Ashes Tests. Now, the middle brother, Ben Curran is rising up the ranks of the cricketing world.
Ben Curran has been playing a lot of cricket for Northamptonshire’s second XI and made his first XI debut in the 2018 Vitality Blast. After impressing the Northamptonshire selectors, the county has decided to sign Ben Curran on a two-year contract. Sam Curran and Tom Curran both play for Surrey, but the Curran family has a special connection to Northamptonshire.
Kevin Curran, the late father of the Curran brothers, played for Northamptonshire. Although Kevin Curran was an international cricketer for Zimbabwe, he played County Cricket for Gloucestershire and then for Northamptonshire. Kevin Curran played for Northamptonshire until he retired. Therefore, Ben Curran will be following in his father’s footsteps.
A statement, from David Ripley (Northants’ head coach), on the Northamptonshire website, said the following about Ben Curran:
“Ben has scored heavily in all formats for us in the 2’s as well as continuing to churn out runs for the MCCYC’s. He deserves an opportunity and we look forward to working with him over the next two seasons. He has a lot of competitive spirit and I know he will make the most of his chance.”
In the same announcement piece on the Northamptonshire website, Ben Curran was quoted as saying the following:
“I’m delighted to have signed for Northants. The fact that my Dad played here too it makes it even more special to be able to represent this County. I hope that I can contribute in all three formats over the next few years and fingers crossed we can have a strong end to the season in both the Blast and the County Championship”.