Kent capture Harmison junior
Kent have confirmed the signing of Ben Harmison following the all-rounder’s release from Durham.
Harmison, the younger brother of former England paceman Steve, spent seven years with the north-east county but was allowed to leave the Emirates Durham ICG at the end of the 2011 season, having been deemed surplus to requirements.
The 25-year-old, who averages 26 with the bat and 35 with the ball in first-class cricket, will now hope to resurrect his career at Canterbury.
“I am delighted to have signed for Kent,” said Harmison. “I cannot wait to start training with the squad, and I look forward to an exciting 2012 season.
“This is a great opportunity and I look forward to continuing my career with a county hungry for success.”
Kent chairman of cricket Graham Johnson added: “I am delighted that we have signed Ben; he offers a lot with both bat and ball, and he was a target for us during the recent recruitment process.
“He has a point to prove about making the best of his undoubted ability and we look forward to helping him do that. I am sure that all involved with Kent Cricket will make him very welcome.”