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Ben Harmison

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Full Name: Benjamin William Harmison
Born: January 9 1986 , Ashington
County: Kent
Other teams: Durham, England U19
Batting Style: Left-hand bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm fast-medium


Harmison is the younger brother of England paceman Stephen Harmison and played for Northumberland up to Under-15 level before joining Durham. He was called up into the England squad for the Under-19 World Cup in Bangladesh in 2004 when fellow Durham academy player Mark Turner was ruled out with an ankle injury. Harmison was then selected for the Under-19 tour of India in 2005 and took 4-58 in the second Test - the best bowling figures by an England bowler during the tour. He also shone with the bat, making 65 in the third Test, but could not prevent a 3-0 series defeat, before featuring...

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