James Harris returns to Glamorgan

2 Aug 2021 | Cricket

Glamorgan Cricket is delighted to confirm that all-rounder James Harris will return to the club after signing a three-year contract.

Harris, 31, will remain at Middlesex until the end of the current campaign before re-joining his home county on a deal which will keep him at the club until at least the end of the 2024 season.

The Pontarddulais paceman is a product of Glamorgan’s youth system and burst onto the scene in 2007 when he made his first-class debut aged just 16.

He became the youngest ever bowler to take 10 wickets in a County Championship match when he returned figures of 12/118 against Gloucestershire at Bristol a few days after his 17th birthday.

Harris left the club in 2012 to join Middlesex but returned to the Welsh county on loan in 2014 and again earlier this year.

Across his career, Harris has played 153 first-class matches and taken 508 wickets at an average of 28.71. He has also scored nearly 4,000 first-class runs at 23 and hit 18 half-centuries.

He has also played 67 List A matches, taking 91 wickets at an average just over 30 and played 58 T20s.

On returning to the club, James Harris, said: "I'm absolutely thrilled to re-join Glamorgan and return to Wales.

"I'd like to thank the Middlesex players and staff, as well as the great fans at Lord's for all their kindness and support over the last nine years, but when the opportunity came to move back home it’s one I couldn’t turn down.

"I always saw myself one day returning to Glamorgan, and this this is the perfect time for me to do so, and I am excited for the next chapter in my cricket career.

“I still believe I have a lot to offer on the pitch and I want to use my experience to assist the younger players and help us push for silverware."

Director of cricket, Mark Wallace, added: “"From the moment James left, we've wanted to re-sign him.

"He's a fantastic acquisition for the club. He's a high-class seam bowler, a strong lower-order batsmen and a great voice in the dressing room given his leadership experience.

"From bursting onto the scene as a 16-year-old, James has been a fan favourite at Glamorgan and bringing him home will put a smile on a lot of faces."