Full name Ben William Harmison
Born January 9, 1986, Ashington, Northumberland
Current age 31 years 74 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|
Another Durham exile in Kent, Ben Harmison 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, Ben 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. Four years later, after Kent decided not to renew his contract, he retired aged 30 and returned to his native Ashington.
NBC Denis Compton Award 2004
NBC Denis Compton Award 2006
NBC Denis Compton Award 2008
Stats highlights from the fourth day in Ranchi, where Cheteshwar Pujara batted for ages and the Australians toiled like they haven't had to in many years
For the third time this home season, the team took the lead after its opposition put up 400 batting first but the Ranchi effort was special
Also, which players have the most half-centuries without ever having made a hundred?
South Africa are set to play 14 Tests in nine months soon, so both fast bowlers, despite being sent home from New Zealand, should not lose hope
This Bangladesh are crazy if they think they can beat Sri Lanka in their own den. Right?
Under duress again, Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim forged a match-winning partnership and contributed in the second innings to help Bangladesh create history