Harris signs new two-year Middlesex deal

In-form Middlesex paceman James Harris has signed a new two-year contract, keeping him at the club until the end of 2017.

The 25-year-old is currently the second highest wicket-taker in first-class cricket this season, with 36 at an average of 21.55.

Earlier this month, he took 9-34 – the second-best Middlesex bowling figures since the war – to inspire victory over Durham.

The new deal signed by Harris, who joined from Glamorgan in 2013, also has an option for a third year.

Harris said: “I’ve been really pleased with my form in the early part of this season and am looking forward to this continuing for Middlesex for the remainder of this season and in years to come.”

Middlesex director of cricket Angus Fraser added: “It has been great to watch James perform as well as he has this season.

“The previous two summers have been tough for him but he continued to work exceptionally hard at his game and he is now getting the rewards his dedication deserves.

“James is the sort of character and cricketer that every team wants. There have been a few counties showing interest in him so I am delighted he has committed his immediate future to us.”

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