Harrison calls it a day
Glamorgan seamer David Harrison has been forced to retire from professional cricket at the age of 29 due to a hip injury.
The former England Under-19 bowler spent the winter trying to regain fitness but has now made the decision to bring his 13-year career to a halt, although he will remain with the club in a coaching role.
"It's disappointing to have to retire through injury,” said Harrison. "It's sad but I've had time to reflect on the situation over the last couple of weeks and I look back on a fantastic 13-year career.
"I feel very lucky to have had the chance to play professional cricket and do what so many people aspire to."
Harrison made over 100 first-class appearances for Glamorgan following his debut in 1999 and claimed 257 wickets at an average of 36.
He also picked up 98 List A scalps for the club and his impressive form during the 2004 season earned him a call-up to the England A squad for their tour of the United Arab Emirates and Sri Lanka.
Glamorgan managing director of cricket Colin Metson added: “David has been an excellent servant to Glamorgan Cricket over many years and it's always disappointing when players finish their careers early through injury.
“It is even more disappointing after his performances with the ball last year (when he claimed 37 first-class wickets at 31).
“David is held in high esteem by both players and coaches alike, and I am delighted that he will remain involved with the team in a coaching capacity for the remainder of the season.”