Middlesex swoop for Harris
Middlesex have signed England Lions seamer James Harris from Glamorgan on a three-year contract.
The paceman made his Glamorgan debut at the tender age of 17 and has since established himself as one of the country’s leading bowlers.
The 22-year-old has taken 228 first-class wickets at 27 and also averages 22 with the bat.
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.
“A couple of years ago we were more concerned about losing our best players than signing the finest young cricketers in the country, and in James we have one of the most exciting young players around.
“From my meetings with him, he is a very mature and decent young man. James knows what he wants and we will work hard to help him and the rest of the squad to fulfil their ambitions with Middlesex.
“James 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 8-118 against Middlesex in 2011, will suit his bowling more than those in Cardiff. He can bat too, which is extremely useful.
“We are all looking forward to working with James and we hope his presence will help Middlesex push even harder for domestic trophies over the coming years.”
Harris added: “I'm thrilled to be joining Middlesex and being part of such a young, talented squad. I'm really looking forward to playing my part in bringing team success and trophies back to Lord's.
“I've always enjoyed playing at the home of cricket but a major factor in my decision to choose Middlesex was the coaching set-up and in particular to learn as much as I can from people such as Angus Fraser, Richard Scott and Richard Johnson.”
Middlesex have also confirmed that Tom Scollay will not be offered a contract extension.