Harris heading for Glamorgan exit
Glamorgan have confirmed James Harris will leave the club at the end of the 2012 season.
The 22-year-old England Lions seamer, who boasts 202 first-class wickets for Glamorgan at an average of 27, is contracted until the end of 2013.
However, he has rejected a new deal and will now move on, with a contract offer already on the table from Nottinghamshire.
A Glamorgan statement read: “Over the past few weeks, the club have held a number of meetings with James to discuss his future career, which culminated in the club tabling a substantial contract offer to retain his services.
“Sadly, this offer was not accepted and James will now be leaving the club.
"Glamorgan Cricket would like to thank James for his outstanding contribution to the club since making his debut back in 2007.
“He is a talented young cricketer and departs with the club's best wishes. Like all other cricket supporters, we hope that he will be able to fulfil his England ambitions in the near future.
“Now that the uncertainty surrounding James's future has been resolved, the club will now focus on finalising the make-up of its playing squad for the 2013 season.”
Harris went on to add: “The decision I have taken to leave is to improve myself as a cricketer and I think I need a different challenge.
“I believe I have the chance to play international cricket and the decision has been made to give me the best chance to fulfil that dream.
“It was never going to be a financial issue. My main ambition is to play for England and that is where this move has originated from. I want to push myself as a cricketer and a person and push my name up the international pecking order.
“Glamorgan have been fantastic and I want to thank them for everything they have done for me. I hope this is not the end for me at Glamorgan and I hope I will come back one day.”
Harris also revealed he has yet to decide on his next destination.
“The plan is to sign for another county and have everything done and dusted by the end of September,” he explained.
“Notts have offered me a deal and a very good deal. It is a fantastic place and a fantastic ground and I know Mick Newell.
“We have had some good conversations but there are still talks to be had before my mind is made up. I have spoken to a number of Division One clubs.”