Former County captain Kevin Curran dies

Kevin Curran has died at the age of 53
Kevin Curran has died at the age of 53

Kevin Curran has died at the age of 53.

The former Northamptonshire all-rounder, who plied his trade at the County Ground from 1991-1999, collapsed while jogging in Mutare in his home country of Zimbabwe.

Curran was coach of the Mashonaland Eagles provincial side and was preparing for a pair of Twenty20 fixtures against the Mountaineers this week, games which have subsequently been postponed.

Prior to joining the County, Curran played for Gloucestershire and after retiring from the game he held a number of coaching posts, including a spell in charge of Zimbabwe from 2005-2007.

He made 11 appearances for his country and played in both the 1983 and 1987 World Cups but, as he was completing his English residency qualification, decided not to return when they were granted Test status in 1992.