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Who’s Who in Cricket: James Harris

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Career Highlights

Current Role
Professional Cricketer, Glamorgan Cricket (Nov 2021 – Present)
Chair, Professional Cricketers’ Association (PCA) (Mar 2021 -Present)
Board Member, Professional Cricketers’ Association (PCA) (Mar 2021 – Present)
Director, Professional Cricketers’ Trust (Mar 2021 – Present)
Middlesex’s Representative – Players Committee, Professional Cricketers’ Association (PCA) (2017 – Present)

Previous Roles
Professional Cricketer, Middlesex County Cricket Club (Sep 2012 – Nov 2021)
Vice-Chair, Professional Cricketers’ Association (PCA) (Feb 2020 -Feb 2021)
Professional Cricketer, England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) (Jan 2013 – Feb 2013)
Professional Cricketer, Glamorgan County Cricket Club Limited (May 2006 – Aug 2012)


James Harris is a current cricket administrator and English professional cricketer. Harris is currently the Chair of the Professional Cricketers’ Association (PCA), having been elected in February 2021 through a ballot of all PCA Members. He is the 15th Chair of PCA and the first from Middlesex. For the prior 12 months, he served as the vice-chair alongside Heather Knight to the then Chair Daryl Mitchell.

As Chair of PCA, Harris represents the collective voice of professional players in the country by sitting on the ECB Cricket Committee along with PCA Chief Executive Rob Lynch to make sure player views are represented. He has been a member of the PCA Players’ Committee since 2017 when he became Middlesex’s representative.

In addition to being the Chair of PCA, Harris holds a position on the PCA Board and is a Director of the Professional Cricketers’ Trust, overseeing the overall direction of the association.

Harris is currently a professional English cricketer who has played in a total of 296 matches across first-class, List A, and T20 cricket. He made his first-class debut for his native Glamorgan in 2007, and at the age of 14 years and 353 days in 2005, he was the youngest player to appear for Glamorgan 2nd XI. Harris has also represented Middlesex, Kent, England Lions, England Performance Programme Squad, England Under-16s, and England Under-19.

In 2006, Harris captained the England under-16s team and was part of the England squad for the under-19 World Cup in 2008. In December 2012, he earned a call up to the full England Squad for the T20I series against India.

Harris has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Sport Management with a 2.1 Grade from the University of Hertfordshire.


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