George Harrison had a brief career with Glamorgan during the mid-1920s. Despite a very modest career average of 6.41, the left-handed batsman still won his county cap having met the criterion at the time of playing in at least six matches.
Born near Kendal in Cumbria, George had played his early cricket for Ulverston CC and Barrow-in-Furness CC before playing in the Lancashire Leagues and being recommended to Glamorgan. After qualifying through residence by playing for Cardiff CC, George made his first-class debut in July 1924 as he opened the batting with Norman Riches against Gloucestershire at the Victoria ground in Cheltenham. Despite making 8 and 4, George kept his place for the visit to Bradford Park Avenue where he opened with Tom Abel against Yorkshire and bagged a pair.
He subsequently dropped down to the order and played in a further seven games, but without making a decent score. With the Welsh county in discussion with other batsmen, George was released from the Glamorgan staff at the end of the 1925 season. George duly returned north where he subsequently played in the Durham League .
HARRISON, George Benjamin
Born – Dalton, Cumbria, 14th September 1895.
Died – Manchester, March 1945.
Best performances for Glamorgan:
In first-class cricket – 34 v Surrey at The Oval, 1925.