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Will Beer      

Full name William Andrew Thomas Beer

Born October 8, 1988, Crawley, Sussex

Current age 27 years 268 days

Major teams Sussex, Sussex 2nd XI

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak

William Andrew Thomas Beer
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
First-class 9 12 2 219 39 21.90 709 30.88 0 0 26 0 3 0
List A 46 27 8 301 45* 15.84 359 83.84 0 0 26 5 10 0
Twenty20 85 48 16 297 37 9.28 236 125.84 0 0 22 8 18 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 9 13 898 519 13 3/31 3/36 39.92 3.46 69.0 0 0 0
List A 46 42 1866 1623 41 3/27 3/27 39.58 5.21 45.5 0 0 0
Twenty20 85 79 1536 1844 65 3/14 3/14 28.36 7.20 23.6 0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class debut Marylebone Cricket Club v Sussex at Lord's, Apr 10-13, 2008 scorecard
Last First-class Somerset v Sussex at Taunton, Jun 8-10, 2014 scorecard
List A debut Gloucestershire v Sussex at Bristol, Apr 19, 2009 scorecard
Last List A Surrey v Sussex at Guildford, Jun 14, 2016 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Sussex v Essex at Hove, Jun 17, 2008 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Sussex v Middlesex at Hove, Jul 1, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
2/23 Sussex v Middlesex Hove 1 Jul 2016 T20
9, 1/22 Sussx 2nd XI v Kent 2nd XI Woodman Cote 27 Jun 2016 Other OD
0/20, 2 Sussex v Gloucs Arundel 26 Jun 2016 T20
- Sussex v Middlesex Lord's 16 Jun 2016 T20
7, 0/54 Sussex v Surrey Guildford 14 Jun 2016 LA
0, 2/34 Sussex v Middlesex Hove 12 Jun 2016 LA
2/36, 2* Sussex v Kent Hove 10 Jun 2016 T20
0, 2/51 Sussex v Essex Hove 6 Jun 2016 LA
0/30 Sussex v Surrey Hove 3 Jun 2016 T20
0/24 Sussex v Somerset Hove 1 Jun 2016 T20
Profile

Will Beer is that most sought-after commodity: an English legspinner. Those talents have been most utilised in Twenty20 cricket, where he has been a key component of Sussex's attack, but success in four-day cricket has been hard to come by. Coming through Sussex age-group cricket he had the ideal role model in Mushtaq Ahmed at Hove. In 2009 he impressed for England Under-19s against New Zealand, taking 10 wickets at 17.10. In the same year it was his performance on Twenty20 finals day, though, that grabbed attention as he blended wrist-spinning ability with guts to help Sussex take the title. Beer was part of ECB's spin-bowling programme and was mentored by the late Terry Jenner. He spent the 2011 winter at Darren Lehmann 's cricket academy in Adelaide but his progress was slow and Sussex, it seemed, would have to show considerable patience if he was to have a chance of making an impression in the first-class game.
ESPNcricinfo staff

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May 17, 2015

Will Beer picked up 2 for 26, Sussex v Gloucestershire, NatWest T20 Blast, South Group, Hove, May 17, 2015

Will Beer picked up 2 for 26

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Jul 27, 2014

Will Beer was Sussex's most penetrative bowler, Sussex v Nottinghamshire, Royal London Cup, Group B, Horsham, July 27, 2014

Will Beer was Sussex's most penetrative bowler

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Aug 15, 2009

Will Beer impressed with his legspin as he took two wickets, Somerset v Sussex, Twenty20 Cup final, Edgbaston, August 15, 2009

Will Beer impressed with his legspin as he took two wickets

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County Results
Hampshire v Warwickshire at Lord's - Sep 15, 2012
Hampshire won (lost fewer wickets)
Derbyshire v Hampshire at Derby - Sep 11-14, 2012
Derbyshire won by 6 wickets
Essex v Yorkshire at Chelmsford - Sep 11-14, 2012
Yorkshire won by 239 runs
Lancashire v Surrey at Liverpool - Sep 11-14, 2012
Match drawn
Leics v Gloucs at Leicester - Sep 11-14, 2012
Leics won by 2 wickets
Notts v Warwickshire at Nottingham - Sep 11-14, 2012
Match drawn
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