Born in Lenton on 4 June 1954, John Timothy Curzon was a right-hand bat and right-arm medium-pace bowler who went to Bilborough Grammar School. He first appeared for Notts Second XI in 1974 and played 42 Second Eleven Championship up to 1979, taking 53 wickets @36.77. Between 1975 and 1978 he played in 17 Warwick Pool fixtures for Notts Under-25s, taking 15 wickets @29.20. Curzon was on the Notts playing staff in 1978 and made his sole First-Class appearance in a rain-ruined game at Fenner’s in June 1978. He was leg before to Mark Allbrook for 1. Off-spinner Allbrook was also on the Notts staff at the time but was playing for the Cambridge students. Curzon bowled 5-1-22-0.

Later that month, 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.

His younger brother Christopher, a wicket-keeper, played 17 First-Class and 11 List-A games for Notts between 1978-80. He joined Hampshire for the 1981 season as back-up to the established Bobby Parks; Chris played a single First-Class game for the South Coast outfit.

For many years, Curzon worked at the Blue Circle/Tarmac Cement Plant at Barnstone, Nottinghamshire. He currently resides in the Rushcliffe parish of Newton and regularly attends the Old Players Days at the club.

May 2020

Nottinghamshire First-Class Number: 482

See John Curzon's career stats here