James Harris

Date of birth 16.05.1990 Squad number 9 Role in team All-rounder Glamorgan debut 02/05/2007 v Nottinghamshire Random fact N/A

All-rounder James Harris returns on a full-time basis to Glamorgan having spent a short period in late April and early May 2021 on loan with the Welsh county, with the former member of the Glamorgan Academy having agreed a three-year deal which will keep him at the Club until, at least, the end of the 2024 season.

James made his first-class debut in 2007 against Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge with the schoolboy from Pontarddulais becoming the youngest bowler to take a Championship wicket for Glamorgan aged just 16 years and 351 days old. A couple of weeks later, James wrote himself another place in the Club’s record books as, just days after his seventeenth birthday, he took a dozen wickets in Glamorgan’s County Championship match against Gloucestershire at Bristol, besides taking a career-best 7/66 to become the youngest person to take ten wickets in a match for the Welsh county.

Later that season, also against Nottinghamshire at Swansea, James also featured in a record stand of 185 for the ninth wicket with Robert Croft, with James ending up on 87 and within sight of being Glamorgan’s youngest-ever Championship century-maker.

The subsequent seasons saw James continue his prodigious rise in the professional game, claiming his 100th wicket for the Welsh county at the age of just 19 years whilst, in 2010, he became the Club’s youngest-ever capped player.

His prowess as a waspish seam bowler and decent lower middle-order batsman had drawn the attention of the England selectors with the youngster playing for age-group teams before winning places in the England Under 19 and England Lions sides. It was these ambitions of playing international cricket which prompted his departure from Glamorgan with James agreeing terms with Middlesex at the end of the 2012 season, shortly before he was also called up by England for their T20 series in New Zealand.

He did not feature in any of the games and, despite further appearances for the England Lions, and a regular place in the Middlesex side, his international ambitions have yet to be fulfilled.

Batting
Matches 11
Innings 13
Not Outs 3
Runs 162
Highest Score 34
Average 16.20
50s 0
100s 0
Bowling
Innings Bowled 19
Overs 317.0
Wickets 31
Runs Conceded 1181
Average 38.10
Economy Rate 3.74
Best Bowling 5 for 90
Batting
Matches 2
Innings 2
Not Outs 1
Runs 4
Highest Score 3
Average 4.00
50s 0
100s 0
Bowling
Innings Bowled 2
Overs 5.0
Wickets 0
Runs Conceded 58
Average 58.00
Economy Rate 11.60
Best Bowling 0 for 29
Batting
Matches 2
Innings 2
Not Outs 0
Runs 11
Highest Score 7
Average 5.50
50s 0
100s 0
Bowling
Innings Bowled 2
Overs 13.0
Wickets 1
Runs Conceded 103
Average 103.00
Economy Rate 7.92
Best Bowling 1 for 56