Harris seals Middlesex move

  • Last Updated: September 24 2012, 14:37 BST

Middlesex have completed the signing of Glamorgan bowler James Harris, the player has confirmed.

James Harris: Has joined Middlesex

The 22-year-old will make the move to Lord's for next season after five years playing first-class cricket for his home county.

Harris wrote on Twitter: "Very happy to announce I've signed with MiddlesexCCC and will be playing @HomeOfCricket next season."

In 65 first-class games to date, Harris has taken 228 wickets at an average of 27.61, adding a further 68 in limited-overs cricket. He also has a first-class batting average of 21.27, with seven half-centuries including a top score of 87 not out against Nottinghamshire in 2007.

A subsequent statement on Middlesex's official website confirm Harris had signed a three-year contract with the club.

Managing director of cricket Angus Fraser said: "Everyone at Middlesex is absolutely thrilled that James has chosen to join the club. There were many other counties trying to secure his services and the fact he has chosen Middlesex highlights the progress we are making as a club.

"In James we have one of the most exciting young players around, who will add skill and quality to our attack. His record to date is excellent and he will only get better.

"I am sure the pitches at Lord's, where he claimed eight for 118 against Middlesex in 2011, will suit his bowling more than those in Cardiff. He can bat too, which is extremely useful."