||New Kent signing Ben Harmison, the latest player to take up a fine piece of Woodworm willow, showed just what he was capable of with an iBat PRO SERIES in hand for his new side on Thursday against Glamorgan at Canterbury.
Woodworm sponsored player Harmison smashed an unbeaten 130 in the two-day pre-season friendly with overseas signing Brendan Nash (74) joining him in a third wicket stand of 150 as Kent totaled 312 for 5 in reply to Glamorgan’s 263.
Glamorgan captain Mark Wallace had hit 103 on Wednesday as Kent’s bowlers also got in some useful preparation for their County Championship opener this week against Yorkshire at Headingley.
But it was the opening innings from Harmison that took the headlines, and it will have given Kent's Head Coach Jimmy Adams much to consider.
Kent's Official Website has speculated that Big Ben could be the man to partner Rob Key at the top of the Kent batting order.
Harmison is a former England Under-19 batsman, who scored a century on his first-class debut in 2006.
He finished the season with 563 runs at an average of 37.53 with 2 hundreds. He hit his maiden Championship century, 101 against Warwickshire in 2007.
He came on as a fielding replacement for his elder brother, fast bowler Steve Harmison, during the third test match against the West Indies in 2007.
On 19 December 2011, Harmison signed for Kent after being released by Durham in September.