Aakash Saini ∙ Sep 21 2022, 3:00 PM

Steve Harmison joins Durham as coaching mentor for remainder of County Championship

image-l8bjwmolSteve Harmison (Pic: Twitter)

Steve Harmison has joined Durham as their coaching mentor for the remainder of the ongoing County Championship. Notably, the former England pacer also spent the entirety of his County career at Durham, apart from the lone first-class match he played for Yorkshire during a brief loan period in 2012.

Durham is currently facing Sussex at Chester-le-Street and will subsequently travel to Nottingham for their final match of the season.

Harmison re-joins Durham, albeit in a different role

The former speedster expressed his excitement of re-joining the Durham Cricket Club.

“It is really nice to be back with Durham for the next couple of weeks, this club has given me lots as a cricketer so to be able to come and give something back to this great county in a coaching role is something I am delighted to be able to do.”

Director of Cricket Marcus North also welcomed Harmison into their support staff. Praising the cricketer-turned-administrator, North said:

“It is pleasing to be able to bring Harmy in for the final two games of the season, adding to our support staff. He knows the club inside out and what we are about as a county, we look forward to having him with us over the next couple of weeks and the experience he can bring to the playing squad.”

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