Born in Lenton on 22 December 1958, Christopher Colin Curzon was a right-hand bat and wicket-keeper, educated at Peveril Secondary School in Aspley. He made his debut for Notts Second XI in 1976, playing in three Second Eleven Championship and three Warwick Pool Under-25 matches. The following year he became more a regular, playing in 10 Second Eleven Championship games and four Warwick Pool games.
Curzon started well in the Seconds in 1978, scoring 77 and 113 not out versus Derby at Trent Bridge. Two weeks later he made his First-Class debut at Northampton; playing as a batsman only he made a duck coming in at number eight in the order. With regular keeper Bruce French playing for England Young Cricketers, Curzon made another three Championship appearances that summer along with a John Player League appearance at Scarborough in August. Curzon made three First-Class appearances and one Benson and Hedges Cup appearance in 1979.
In 1980, French missed the first two months of the season due to a wrist operation so Curzon was given an extended first-team opportunity playing in 10 First-Class and nine List-A games with his final game, a championship fixture at Harrogate in June 1980. However, once French was fit he took over from Curzon, who was never given another first-team chance. With French being one of the most promising keepers in England, Curzon decided to try his luck with Hampshire the following season. He could not, though, dislodge regular incumbent Bobby Parks and only made one First-Class appearance, versus the Sri Lankans at Bournemouth - scoring 31no - in July 1981. He left the south coast outfit at the end of the season.
In 17 First-Class matches for Notts, he scored 254 runs @14.94 with 31 catches and three stumpings. His highest score was 45 v Glamorgan at Swansea in 1980. He played in 11 List-A games scoring 82 runs @20.50 with nine catches and one stumping. His highest limited-overs score was 28no v Kent at Trent Bridge in 1980 in a John Player League contest.
Curzon also appeared for the Notts first-team in the Tilcon Trophy Semi-Final v Surrey at Harrogate in 1978. Notts were bowled out for 58 in the 55-over fixture, Curzon scored 1 but did not bowl.
He played club cricket for Wollaton and Caythorpe and represented Notts Over 50s in 2009. His elder brother John Timothy Curzon, a right-arm seamer, played one First-Class game for Notts in 1978.
A very good golfer, Christopher Curzon is currently a director with a commercial trailer manufacturer.
Nottinghamshire First-Class Number: 480