Kent snap up all-rounder Ben Harmison

Ben Harmison
Harmison spent seven years at Durham prior to his release

Kent have signed former Durham all-rounder Ben Harmison.

The 25-year-old brother of England international Steve was released by Durham at the end of last season.

He has averaged 34.66 with the ball in 37 first-class matches, and 26.10 with the bat.

He told the club website: "I am delighted to have signed for Kent. I cannot wait to get down to Kent and start training with the squad."

The former England Under-19 player continued: "I am looking forward to an exciting 2012 season. This is a great opportunity and I look forward to continuing my career with a county hungry for success."

Kent chairman of cricket Graham Johnson said: "I am delighted that we have signed Ben - he offers a lot with both bat and ball, and he was a target for us during the recent recruitment process.

"He has a point to prove about making the best of his undoubted ability and we look forward to helping him do that. I am sure that all involved with Kent Cricket will make him very welcome."

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