Andrew Corran came into county cricket by the well-established route of school first XI – he attended Gresham’s School in Norfolk – University – a blue at Oxford in each of his three years at Trinity College – and Minor Counties – representing his home county of Norfolk.

He joined Nottinghamshire in 1961 and made his debut at Trent Bridge against Middlesex in June that year.  He was pretty much an ever-present in his first season and in 1962 was appointed captain but it was not a successful season for Notts, finishing a disappointing fifteenth in the County Championship. His best season was in 1965 when he took 109 wickets at 20.30 with his right-arm medium pacers. He was not a regular member of Notts’ limited overs sides, playing just three List-A matches in which six wickets, four of those in one game.

Corran emigrated to Australia in 1965, thus ending his First-Class cricket, and resumed his teaching career; he eventually returned to the UK and taught maths and cricket at Cranleigh School from 1968 until his retirement.

In 132 First-Class matches, he scored 2,476 runs with a top score of 75, at an average of 16.28; his bowling was rather more productive, bringing 410 wickets at 25.74 with 21 five-wicket hauls and one ‘ten-fer’.

Andrew Corran was born in Eaton, Norwich on 25 November 1936

 

May 2020