Andrew Harris (cricketer)
|Full name||Andrew James Harris|
26 June 1973 |
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Bowling style||Right-arm Medium|
|Domestic team information|
|Source: , 28 July 2009|
Andrew James Harris (born 26 June 1973), commonly known as AJ Harris, is an English cricketer. He is a right-arm medium-pace bowler and a right-handed batsman. Harris has made more than 120 first-class appearances, taking over 400 wickets at an average of just over 31.
born 26 June 1973 in Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, Harris turned professional in 1993, making his first-class and List A debuts for Derbyshire County Cricket Club that summer. In the 1996 season Harris played well, as his team challenged for the County Championship. His performance led to a place on the England A tour to Australia the following winter. The tour was successful, but this was the peak of Harris's achievements. He was affected by various injuries, causing him to be unable to string a run of games together.
In 2000, Harris moved to Nottinghamshire, where he continued to show his ability despite spells on the sidelines. In 2003 against Durham UCCE, Harris became the fourth player in the history of first-class cricket to be given out timed out. Harris was a key member of Nottinghamshire's Championship-winning side of 2005, taking 49 wickets. He was awarded a benefit year by the club for 2008.
In June 2008, he joined Gloucestershire to bring some experience to bolster the performances of an under-performing seam attack. He joined for a loan period that will include the Cheltenham festival later in the summer. He ended the season by making a number of appearances for Worcestershire. He signed for Leicestershire in 2009 and made his debut against Northamptonshire.
He is married to Kate and they have two sons, Jacob and Max.