YOUNG England cricketer Adam Harrison, pictured, finally makes his Glamorgan County Championship debut against Sussex at Swansea over the next four days - his first county game alongside older brother David.

The pair become the first brothers to play for Glamorgan since Alan and Eifion Jones in 1983, uniquely following in the footsteps of father Stuart, a Glamorgan player between 1971 and 1977.

"I'm over the moon," said 19-year-old allrounder Adam on hearing of his selection in place of Darren Thomas yesterday. "I will just try to relax, enjoy myself and do as well as I can.

"It's strange to be making my debut alongside Sourav Ganguly (the India test captain), but very exciting. He wouldn't be a bad player to bat with.

"And it's great to be playing alongside David. We have played together for our club (Panteg) but not for any Glamorgan side and I hoped when my chance came it would be alongside him.

"He's very supportive and I know he'll give me every encouragement and advice if he thinks I need it."

Glamorgan skipper Robert Croft has no doubt Harrison, on stand-by for his debut more than once this season, is ready for the step up.

"Adam is another who has come through the Welsh system, he has played for England at all the representative age groups and he deserves his chance at senior level.

"His strength in terms of his bowling is that he is accurate and swings the ball away and I'm sure, as he gets older, he'll get quicker as well.

"He's a skilful guy who can bat and is a good fielder. And he's a guy who wants it.

"I don't know if the rivalry side of playing with his brother will help though the calming influence side of it might, but at the end of the day they are their own men and they find their own ways.

"The first half hour for Adam will be about being proud, but the next 15 years will be about being professional."

Glamorgan: Elliott, Cherry, Hemp, Powell, Ganguly, Wallace, Croft, Harrison (D), Davies, Harrison (A), Cosker.