David Harrison spent a dozen years on Glamorgan’s playing staff before joining their coaching staff and progressing to similar roles with the England Lions.
The tall seam bowler made his first-class debut for Glamorgan during 1999, besides appearing for the England Under 19 side in the ICC Youth World Cup in 1999/00. David then became part of the Glamorgan side that won the Norwich Union League in 2002 with a return of 5/26 against Yorkshire at Headingley helping the Welsh county lift the one-day title.
David was the Welsh county’s joint leading wicket-taker during 2004 claiming 57 wickets and forming a fine new-ball partnership with Australian Michael Kasprowicz which helped to propel Glamorgan to promotion to Division One of the County Championship and another one-day league success. David ended the summer with selection for England A, on their tour of the United Arab Emirates and Sri Lanka.
After modifying his bowling action, David became a regular in Glamorgan’s line-up, besides scoring fifty from just 21 balls in the Championship match against Leicestershire at Grace Road in 2008. Two years later, David recorded career-best bowling figures with figures of 7/45 in the County Championship match against Worcester. However, David was increasingly troubled by a hip injury and this forced his retirement from professional cricket ahead of the 2011 season.