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ECB National Academy XI v Commonwealth Bank Cricket Academy in Adelaide
(Day 3 of Four-Day Match)

Durham quick bowler Stephen Harmison returned match figures of 7-120 as the ECB National Academy XI beat their Australian counterparts by an innings and 31 runs in Adelaide earlier today.

In reply to the ECB National Academy's total of 601-8 declared, the
CBCA were bowled out for 386 in their first innings with Harmison
finishing with 4-78 and Yorkshire's Steve Kirby taking 4 -100.

Harmison then picked up 3-42 as the CBCA were dismissed for 184 in their second innings after following on.

Chris Tremlett (2-27), Ian Bell (2-27) and Graeme Swann (2-31) were the other wicket-takers as the ECB National Academy XI made it three wins out of three this winter.

The ECB National Academy XI's next fixture is a four-day match
against the Victoria Cricket Association 2nd XI starting on Jan 21st. The squad is scheduled to return home for the Christmas/New Year period on December 15th before flying out to Australia again on January 12th.

The ECB National Academy is funded by Sport England and sponsored by Vodafone.


For further information contact: Andrew Walpole, Mark Hodgson, ECB Corporate Affairs Dept:.Tel 0207 4321200

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