Harmison handed Tykes chance
Yorkshire have bolstered their fast bowling ranks with the signing of Durham quick Steve Harmison on an initial one-month loan deal.
Mitchell Starc is set to link up with Australia A next week, meaning he will miss the next two County Championship matches, while Ryan Sidebottom is set to miss the whole of July with a calf problem. The absence of those two strike bowlers leaves Yorkshire short of options in the seam department and they have turned to two-time Ashes winner Harmison. The 33-year-old has struggled to establish himself in Durham's first-team this summer due to injury and loss of form. He has now been given the opportunity to get some overs under his belt at the White Rose county. "It's been a frustrating first half of the season and I don't want to be playing second team cricket," Harmison said. "I'm pleased that I can be helpful to Yorkshire at this point, when they are struggling with their senior bowlers, and I'm looking forward to our first game on Wednesday." Yorkshire director of cricket Martyn Moxon said: "He still has a great presence on the field and we look forward to welcoming him into the Yorkshire dressing room." Harmison is set to make his debut in Wednesday's Championship Division Two clash with Hampshire at Southampton.