Middlesex County Cricket Club have confirmed James Harris has signed a new two year contract with the Club.
The deal means that Harris will be available to play for Middlesex until at least the end of the 2017 English domestic cricket season. The contract will be automatically extended to a third year - 2018 - once an agreed set of criteria have been reached.
Harris moved to Lord's from Glamorgan in 2013 and is having an excellent season. The 25 year-old is currently the second highest wicket-taker in first-class cricket this season. In six first-class matches he has taken 36 wickets at an average of 21.55 and took 9-34 in the win against Durham.
That haul was the seventh best innings figures in Middlesex history, beating Steven Finn by three runs from his haul at Worcestershire in 2010 and just two runs shy of Jack Hearne's effort in 1891. It represented the second best Middlesex effort since World War Two with bowling coach Richard Johnson recording figures of 10-45.
Middlesex's Managing Director of Cricket, Angus Fraser, said: "It has been great to watch James perform as well as he has this season. He has played a huge role in the Club making a strong start to the 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. The great thing is that he still only 25 and has many years in the game to look forward to. We believe he has the potential to become a high quality all-rounder."
Harris was naturally delighted to sign a contract extension with the club.
He added: “I am thrilled to have signed an extension to my current contract with Middlesex. 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.”