Ben Curran, the left-handed batsman, penned a deal with Northamptonshire for the rest of the County season, on Wednesday (August 15).
Curran, the brother of Tom and Sam, made his T20 debut for the County against Derbyshire this month. Incidentally, Kevin Curran, the father of Sam, Tom and Ben, played for the same County from 1991 to 1999.
The 22-year-old, who made his Second Eleven Championship debut in 2015, has been representing Northamptonshire Second XI side this season. He has been in fine form, evidenced by the 490 runs he has scored during the course of the season. Last week, he opened the batting and compiled a fine hand of 134 against Nottinghamshire Second XI. He can also chip in with part-time off spin.
“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,” Curran said. “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,” he added.
“Ben has scored heavily in all formats for us in the Second XI as well as continuing to churn out runs for the MCCYC’s,” Northants’ head coach, David Ripley said. “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. We are grateful to Steve Kirby and the YC’s for their cooperation in making this happen,” he added.
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