James Harris (cricketer)

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James Harris
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Personal information
Full name James Alexander Russell Harris
Born (1990-05-16) 16 May 1990 (age 25)
Morriston, Wales
Nickname Rolf, Bones, Christmas
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast
Role Bowler
Domestic team information
Years Team
2007–2012 Glamorgan (squad no. 9)
2013– Middlesex (squad no. 5)
2014 Glamorgan (on loan)
FC debut 2 May 2007 Glamorgan v Nottinghamshire
LA debut 10 June 2007 Glamorgan v Gloucestershire
Career statistics
Competition FC LA T20
Matches 89 47 40
Runs scored 1,956 227 131
Batting average 20.58 10.31 11.90
100s/50s 0/7 0/0 0/0
Top score 87* 29 18
Balls bowled 15,767 1,901 722
Wickets 302 62 35
Bowling average 28.21 29.61 30.42
5 wickets in innings 11 0 0
10 wickets in match 2 n/a n/a
Best bowling 9/34 4/48 4/23
Catches/stumpings 26/– 10/– 5/–
Source: CricketArchive, 5 May 2015

James Alexander Russell Harris (born 16 May 1990 in Swansea, Wales) is a cricketer who is on the staff of Middlesex. Harris is a right arm fast bowler and right-handed batsman.


Harris was the youngest person ever to play for Glamorgan 2nd XI, aged 14 years and 353 days and the youngest person to have played for Wales Minor Counties, when he took 3/48 against the Netherlands. In 2006 he captained England Under-16s team and at the age of 15 signed up for Glamorgan.

He made his first class debut in 2007, at the age of 17. Against Gloucestershire, he finished with figures of 12-118, meaning he became the youngest player ever to take 10 or more wickets in a County Championship match, taking 5-52 in the second innings to follow up his first-innings 7-66.

Amazingly Harris rapidly followed this up by becoming the youngest Glamorgan player to score a half century with the bat as he posted an impressive 87 not out in a record 9th wicket partnership of 185 with Robert Croft against Nottinghamshire at Swansea, in only his fourth first class match.

On 28 April 2010 he became the youngest Glamorgan player to take 100 first class wickets for the county when he claimed the wicket of Phil Jacques in the victory against Worcestershire.[1]

On 31 August 2012, Glamorgan confirmed that Harris had turned down the offer of a substantial new contract, and having taken an option in his existing contract, would be leaving the county at the end of the 2012 domestic season.[2] On 24 September 2012, Harris joined Middlesex on a three year deal.[3]

Career best performances[edit]

As of 5 May 2015.
Batting Bowling
Score Fixture Venue Season Score Fixture Venue Season
FC 87* Glamorgan v Nottinghamshire Swansea 2007 9-34 Middlesex v Durham Lord's 2015
LA 29 England Lions v Sri Lanka A Northampton 2008 4-48 Glamorgan Dragons v Kent Spitfires Canterbury 2008
T20 18 Glamorgan Dragons v Middlesex Panthers Richmond 2010 4-23 Glamorgan Dragons v Northamptonshire Steelbacks Cardiff 2009


  1. ^ "Matthew Maynard hails James Harris' record 100 wickets". BBC Sport. 29 April 2010. Retrieved 5 May 2015. 
  2. ^ "James Harris nears Notts move as Glamorgan exit confirmed". BBC Sport. 31 August 2012. Retrieved 31 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "James Harris chooses Middlesex move after Glamorgan exit". BBC Sport. 24 September 2012. Retrieved 24 September 2012. 

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