Full name Ben William Harmison
Born January 9, 1986, Ashington, Northumberland
Current age 30 years 30 days
Major teams Durham, Durham 2nd XI, Kent, Northumberland
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast
Height 6 ft 5 in
Education Ashington High School
|First-class debut||Oxford UCCE v Durham at Oxford, May 31-Jun 2, 2006 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Kent v Lancashire at Canterbury, Sep 1-4, 2015 scorecard|
|List A debut||Durham v Bangladesh A at Chester-le-Street, Aug 7, 2005 scorecard|
|Last List A||Warwickshire v Kent at Birmingham, Sep 4, 2014 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Durham v Derbyshire at Chester-le-Street, Jul 8, 2006 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Kent v Surrey at Canterbury, Jul 25, 2014 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|19||Kent||v Lancashire||Canterbury||1 Sep 2015||FC|
|3, 50||Kent||v Derbyshire||Derby||21 Aug 2015||FC|
|31*, 4||Kent 2nd XI||v Sussx 2nd XI||Beckenham||12 Aug 2015||Other|
|26||Kent 2nd XI||v Sussx 2nd XI||Beckenham||11 Aug 2015||Other OD|
|1, 3||Kent||v Northants||Canterbury||4 Aug 2015||FC|
|123||Kent||v Essex||Tunbridge Wells||19 Jul 2015||FC|
|17, 24||Kent||v Surrey||The Oval||13 Jul 2015||FC|
|7||Kent||v Leics||Leicester||5 Jul 2015||FC|
|2||Kent 2nd XI||v Glam 2nd XI||Newport||3 Jul 2015||Other OD|
|22||Kent 2nd XI||v Glam 2nd XI||Neath||30 Jun 2015||Other|
One of three Durham exiles in the Kent squad, Ben Harmison has gradually asserted his value to the squad as a batting allrounder. He scored his first two centuries for Kent in 2013 in separate fixtures against Gloucestershire, and totalled 712 runs at an average of 44 in first class cricket as well as cementing a place in the middle order in one-day cricket. Harmison only took one Championship wicket at considerable cost in 2013 and did not bowl at all in limited-overs formats, but he upped his bowling returns slightly in 2014 as he strove to be recognised as a genuine allrounder.
Younger brother of England Ashes-winning quick Steve, Harmison took the batting genes from the family. He was part of the England Under-19s set-up and scored hundreds in each of his first two first-class matches, against Oxford University and West Indies A, who had an attack boasting Daren Powell and Tino Best.
In 2007 he hit his maiden Championship century, 101 against Warwickshire, but he failed fully to establish a place in the side, with consistency an issue. He didn't play a single match in the County Championship in 2011 and was released at the end of the season as he sought to relaunch his career in the south-east of England.
NBC Denis Compton Award 2004
NBC Denis Compton Award 2006
NBC Denis Compton Award 2008
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