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The third Curran - Ben - signs for Northamptonshire

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Ben Curran, the brother of England cricketers Sam and Tom, has signed with Northamptonshire, the club of their late father, Kevin, for the remainder of the season.

Ben, 22, a left-handed batsman, made his Northamptonshire debut in the T20 Blast against Derbyshire last week after a successful period in the 2nd XI where he scored 490 runs in six Championship matches having caught the club's eye while playing against them for MCC Young Cricketers.

"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".

Northants' head coach, David Ripley said: "Ben has scored heavily in all formats for us in the 2's as well as continuing to churn out runs for the MCCYC's.

"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."

Kevin Curran had a successful spell with Northamptonshire between 1991 and 1999