Harrison Perry is 21 and from Tauranga in the Bay of Plenty and has just finished studying at the University of Wellington. Harrison is an opening batsman who also bowls off spin. He prefers to spend time building an innings, he is comfortable against both pace and spin and has faced many first class and international bowlers in his cricket career thus far (including Trent Boult, Corey Anderson and many other regular first-class bowlers). He is also a very good keen fielder who works hard at his game.
After growing up in Wellington Harrison was included in association representative teams from under 13s to under 17s; but the family moved to Tauranga in the Bay of Plenty where he played for the Tauranga Boys College 1st XI in the premier men’s competition against several representative players including Trent Boult, Bharat Popli, Dean Brownlie, Corey Anderson amongst others.
After finishing college Harrison played for the Greerton Cricket Club with several first-class cricketers including Brett Hampton, Tom McRury and Tommy Clout. He was then selected to play for the Bay of Plenty Development Men’s Side. After the 2014/15 season he moved back to Wellington for University where he played for Victoria University’s Premier Men’s team prior to Christmas and returned to play for Greerton post-Christmas playing split seasons in 2015/16 and 2016/17 .
Last year was the first full season spent playing in Wellington and he had a very good season scoring runs against many first class contracted players and also taking wickets in the Pearce Cup which is the highest level of club cricket in Wellington (where the top 6 teams play each other in 2 day cricket). Harrison had a particularly good 2 day season averaging over 35 on what were some difficult pitches due to the wet summer. He also played T20 and one day competitions for Victoria University where the team finished mid-table.
Recent stats include –
2017/18 Pearce Cup – 2 day competition
Played – 7 innings – runs 240 ave 34.2 H.S 76 Plus 10 wickets @ 24 each
Harrison has a UK Ancestry visa, plays top grade cricket in Wellington NZ and therefore is going to be very popular in 2019