David Harrison, a tall seam bowler, spent a dozen years on Glamorgan’s playing staff before joining their coaching staff and progressing to similar roles with the England Lions.
After playing for the county’s Colts and 2nd XI, David made his first-class debut for Glamorgan during 1999, besides appearing for the England Under 19 side in the ICC Youth World Cup in 1999/00. David then became part of the Glamorgan side that won the Norwich Union League in 2002 with a return of 5/26 against Yorkshire at Headingley helping the Welsh county lift the one-day title.
David was the Welsh county’s joint leading wicket-taker during 2004, with the son of former Glamorgan player Stuart Harrison, claiming 57 wickets and forming a fine new ball partnership with Australian Michael Kasprowicz which helped to propel Glamorgan to promotion to Division One of the County Championship and another one-day league success. David ended the summer with selection for England A, on their tour of the United Arab Emirates and Sri Lanka.
After modifying his bowling action, David became a regular in Glamorgan’s line-up, besides displaying his batting credentials making 88 against Essex at Chelmsford, 2004, besides scoring fifty from just 21 balls in the Championship match against Leicestershire at Grace Road in 2008. Two years later, David recorded career-best bowling figures with figures of 7/45 in the County Championship match against Worcester. However, David was increasingly troubled by a hip injury and this forced his retirement from professional cricket ahead of the 2011 season.
HARRISON, David Stuart
Born – Newport, 31st July 1981.
Best performances for Glamorgan:
In first-class cricket – 88 v Essex at Chelmsford, 2004; 7/45 v Worcestershire at New Road, 2004.
In List A cricket – 37* and 5/26 v Yorkshire at Headingly, 2002.
In T20 cricket – 8 v Essex at Sophia Gardens, 2010; 2/17 v Warwickshire at Edgbaston, 2005.