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Full name Arun Harinath
Born April 3, 1987, Sutton, Surrey
Current age 27 years 302 days
Major teams Loughborough MCCU, Marylebone Cricket Club, Surrey, Surrey 2nd XI
Nickname The Baron
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
Height 5 ft 11 in
Education Tiffin Boys Grammar School; Loughborough University
Relation Brother - M Harinath
|First-class debut||Somerset v Loughborough UCCE at Taunton, Apr 14-16, 2007 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Surrey v Derbyshire at The Oval, Sep 15-17, 2014 scorecard|
|List A debut||Surrey v Warwickshire at The Oval, Sep 16, 2009 scorecard|
|Last List A||Surrey v Sussex at The Oval, Aug 6, 2014 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|4, 42||Surrey||v Derbyshire||The Oval||15 Sep 2014||FC|
|4, 1/9, 49||Surrey||v NZ A||The Oval||31 Aug 2014||FC|
|14, 0/18, 113*||Surr 2nd XI||v Sussx 2nd XI||Purley||27 Aug 2014||Other|
|127*||Surr 2nd XI||v Nthants 2nd||Godalming||8 Aug 2014||Other OD|
|12||Surrey||v Sussex||The Oval||6 Aug 2014||LA|
|0/16, 8||Surrey||v Kent||The Oval||5 Aug 2014||LA|
|11*||Surrey||v Middlesex||Lord's||31 Jul 2014||LA|
|67, 0/47, 4||Surr 2nd XI||v Essex 2nd XI||Godalming||28 Jul 2014||Other|
|1, 2/23, 4||Surr 2nd XI||v Kent 2nd XI||Canterbury||15 Jul 2014||Other|
|60, 2/1, 19*||Surrey||v Glamorgan||Colwyn Bay||6 Jul 2014||FC|
Arun Harinath is a top-order batsman who has been involved with Surrey since the age of nine but has never quite managed to nail down a first-team spot. It took him until the age of 25 to score his first first-class hundred, although it was worth the wait, setting up a victory against Middlesex.
He is renowned for his adhesiveness at the top of the order, and was given an extended run there in after Graeme Smith's 2013 season was prematurely ended through injury. Harinath formed a solid partnership with Rory Burns, as well as, briefly, Ricky Ponting - the pair shared a 180-run partnership against Derbyshire in May where Harinath scored a career best 154 - but he lost his place again after a horror run later in the season. Opportunities were more limited in 2014, with Zafar Ansari and Rory Burns becoming an established opening pair, but Harinath was a reliable fill-in in any batting position, and even took two wickets with his unrefined medium-pace bowling to set up a Championship victory against Glamorgan.
In 2005 he was selected in ECB Development of Excellence XI squad to play against Sri Lanka Under-19s and in the winter of 2005-06 played Sydney Grade Cricket for Randwick Petersham. He graduated from the Surrey Academy in 2006 and was awarded a contract with the senior team for the 2007. While his statistics are not spectacular, he is a well-valued and popular member of the squad.
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