Date of birth – April 29, 1998, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
Awaiting Nottinghamshire First Class Debut
Calvin Harrison initially impressed the Nottinghamshire coaching staff by scoring a hundred for Oxford MCCU in 2021 in their pre-season friendly against Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge. It was an innings of high-quality against a strong county attack, but it was his leg-spin which brought him the most plaudits in a remarkable first year as a professional.
He had already played a couple of first-class matches for Oxford and enjoyed a brief taste of T20 Blast action with Hampshire before signing a short-term deal with Notts and getting his chance in that same competition. On three occasions he claimed four wickets in an innings, on the way to becoming the Outlaws’ top wicket-taker in 2021.
His subtle variations bamboozled the very best and his stand-out season also earned him a spot in the Manchester Originals' squad for the first two editions of The Hundred, cementing an ascent to the top of the game as speedy as you are likely to see.
Born in South Africa but raised in New Zealand and England, Harrison was part of the Somerset Academy as a teenager, having been spotted nearby during his time at King's College, Taunton.