Marcus Harris Signs for Running Foxes
Leicestershire County Cricket Club are delighted to announce the signing of Australian opening batsman Marcus Harris for the LV= County Championship and Royal London Cup campaigns.
The 28-year-old left-hander will link up with the Running Foxes once his Sheffield Shield commitments are complete with Victoria, and rejoin his domestic side in Australia before the start of their 2021-22 campaign.
Harris has an impressive and distinguished first-class record having posted 6,733 runs over the course of 103 fixtures.
He boasts a brilliant highest score of 250 not out, posted against New South Wales in the 2018/19 Sheffield Shield season, scoring more than half of Victoria’s runs in the innings and 107 run victory.
His red-ball runs come at an average of 38.47, and he has 14 first-class centuries under his belt. Further, since joining Victoria in 2016 from Western Australia, no other player has scored more runs in the Sheffield Shield than Harris.
This will be the first time that Harris will play domestic cricket in England, and upon signing for the Running Foxes he said: “I am delighted to have signed for Leicestershire for the 2021 season, and cannot wait to get up and running within English domestic cricket.
“To play domestic cricket in England has always been an ambition of mine and I am looking forward to pulling on the Running Fox and performing for the loyal Foxes family.”
Paul Nixon was delighted to be able to sign someone of Harris’ ability and is excited to welcome him to Leicestershire. He said: “Marcus is a high-class opening batsman and will add both quality experience to the top of our batting order. He has an excellent first-class record in the Sheffield Shield.
“He has represented Australia at the highest level in the test match arena and will also add a high-class option to our 50-over side, which also fits the bill with Colin Ackermann winning selection for Manchester Originals in the Hundred.”