Will Beer      

Full name William Andrew Thomas Beer

Born October 8, 1988, Crawley, Sussex

Current age 28 years 233 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 12 14 3 236 39 21.45 763 30.93 0 0 28 0 5 0
List A 53 32 9 349 45* 15.17 419 83.29 0 0 29 6 10 0
Twenty20 90 50 16 316 37 9.29 251 125.89 0 0 25 8 19 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 12 17 1231 719 14 3/31 3/36 51.35 3.50 87.9 0 0 0
List A 53 49 2226 1919 47 3/27 3/27 40.82 5.17 47.3 0 0 0
Twenty20 90 84 1644 1981 70 3/14 3/14 28.30 7.22 23.4 0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class debut Marylebone Cricket Club v Sussex at Lord's, Apr 10-13, 2008 scorecard
Last First-class Kent v Sussex at Tunbridge Wells, Jul 17-20, 2016 scorecard
List A debut Gloucestershire v Sussex at Bristol, Apr 19, 2009 scorecard
Last List A Sussex v Gloucestershire at Eastbourne, May 14, 2017 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Sussex v Essex at Hove, Jun 17, 2008 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Sussex v Glamorgan at Hove, Jul 28, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1/47, 99* Sussx 2nd XI v Glam 2nd XI Woodman Cote 22 May 2017 Other OD
10, 2/51 Sussex v Gloucs Eastbourne 14 May 2017 LA
0/40, 5 Sussex v Somerset Hove 30 Apr 2017 LA
1/48 Sussex v Middlesex Lord's 27 Apr 2017 LA
2/33, 0 Sussx 2nd XI v Essex 2nd XI Billericay 24 Apr 2017 Other OD
1/44, 40, 1/32 Sussx 2nd XI v Hants 2nd XI Horsham 15 Aug 2016 Other
2/45, 28*, 4/50 Sussx 2nd XI v Surr 2nd XI New Malden 3 Aug 2016 Other
0, 0/16 Sussex v Kent Hove 2 Aug 2016 LA
0/58, 33* Sussex v Somerset Taunton 30 Jul 2016 LA
1/18 Sussex v Glamorgan Hove 28 Jul 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 for several seasons, 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.
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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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Country Fixtures Country Results
Essex v Surrey at Chelmsford - May 26-29
Surrey 369 & 55/1 (17 ov) Essex 383
Glamorgan v Durham at Swansea - May 26-29
Durham 342 & 158/3 (46.1 ov) Glamorgan 353
Kent v Sussex at Tunbridge Wells - May 26-29
Kent 369 & 298/2d Sussex 164 & 182/6 (62 ov, target 504)
Northants v Worcs at Northampton - May 26-29
Worcs won by 8 wickets
Derbyshire v Sth Africa A at Derby
May 29, 2017 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
3rd ODI: England v South Africa at Lord's
May 29, 2017 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
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