County news May 7, 2011

Injury forces Harrison to retire

ESPNcricinfo staff

David Harrison, the Glamorgan seamer, has been forced to retire due to a persistent hip problem. The 29-year-old worked hard over the winter to try and resume his career this season but the injury proved too severe.

In 2004 he reached as far as the England A set up after a season where he took 57 Championship wickets and as recently as last summer claimed career-best figures of 7 for 45 against Worcestershire.

"It's disappointing to have to retire through injury," Harrison told the Glamorgan website. "It's sad but I've had time to reflect on the situation over the last couple of weeks and I look back on a fantastic 13-year career. I feel very lucky to have had the chance to play professional cricket and do what so many people aspire to."

Colin Metson, Glamorgan's managing Director of cricket, added: "David has been an excellent servant to Glamorgan Cricket over many years and it's always disappointing when players finish their careers early through injury.

"It is even more disappointing after his performances with the ball last year. David is held in high esteem by both players and coaches alike, and I am delighted that he will remain involved with the team in a coaching capacity for the remainder of the season."