Bernard Harrison 1934-2006 March 21, 2006

Hampshire's Bernard Harrison dies aged 71

Cricinfo staff

Bernard Harrison, who played 14 matches for Hampshire between 1957 and 1962, has died at the age of 71.

Harrison, an opening batsman, played for the army in both football and cricket before joining Hampshire, but struggled to command a place in a strong batting line-up. Six of his matches were against Oxford University, and both his fifties and his only first-class hundred also came against them. But he did play twice in Hampshire's Championship-winning season in 1961 and four times in 1962. He continued to appear infrequently for the 2nd XI, the last time in 1968. He also played football for Southampton, Crystal Palace and Exeter City.

A teacher by profession, Harrison's club cricket was with Basingstoke and North Hants Cricket Club, where he also coached.