Cricket — 07 December 2013

By Robert Laidlaw

Former Trinity College student and Australian bowler Ryan Harris smashed his first Test half century on home soil with an unbeaten 55 on day two of the Adelaide Oval match against England.

The 34-year-old collected six boundaries and two (consecutive) huge sixes, with three big hits bringing up milestones.

With the first of his sixes, Harris, who was on 11 runs, pushed Australia over the 500 mark, then with a shot over the top of the close-in fielders, hit a nice four to put his side on 551.

But the best and most pleasing for Harris was his cut four for his half century.

The Aussie paceman didn’t have everything his own way, with a close LBW decision going his way earlier, and some ducking and weaving to avoid some bouncers helping to build his resolve.

His half century took just under a run a ball, with Harris facing 54 balls for his 55 runs.

Later in the evening, with his coach and former Gawler sportsman Darren Lehmann, Harris was inducted as a life member of the Northern District Cricket Club.


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