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Will Beer      

Full name William Andrew Thomas Beer

Born October 8, 1988, Crawley, Sussex

Current age 26 years 228 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 37 20 8 236 45* 19.66 259 91.11 0 0 21 4 10 0
Twenty20 67 38 14 243 37 10.12 178 136.51 0 0 20 8 14 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 37 35 1518 1322 35 3/27 3/27 37.77 5.22 43.3 0 0 0
Twenty20 67 63 1239 1457 56 3/14 3/14 26.01 7.05 22.1 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 Sussex v Glamorgan at Hove, Aug 20, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Sussex v Essex at Hove, Jun 17, 2008 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Somerset v Sussex at Taunton, May 22, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1*, 3/23 Sussex v Somerset Taunton 22 May 2015 T20
22*, 2/26 Sussex v Gloucs Hove 17 May 2015 T20
1/19, 0 Sussex v Kent Canterbury 15 May 2015 T20
0/22 Sussx 2nd XI v MCC YC High Wycombe 11 May 2015 Other T20
4, 1/16 Sussx 2nd XI v MCC YC High Wycombe 11 May 2015 Other T20
3*, 1/19 Sussx 2nd XI v Hants 2nd XI Hove 5 May 2015 Other T20
8, 48 Sussx 2nd XI v Lancs 2nd XI Hove 28 Apr 2015 Other
28 Sussx 2nd XI v Lancs 2nd XI Hove 27 Apr 2015 Other
38, 1/26, 15*, 1/38 Sussx 2nd XI v Smrst 2nd XI Woodman Cote 1 Sep 2014 Other
0/11, 6*, 0/36 Sussx 2nd XI v Surr 2nd XI Purley 27 Aug 2014 Other
Profile

Will Beer is that most sought-after commodity: an English legspinner. 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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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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Aug 14, 2008

Will Beer in action for England Under-19s before rain washed out the fourth ODI, England Under-19s v New Zealand Under-19s, 4th ODI, Northampton, August 14, 2008

Will Beer in action for England Under-19s

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Country Fixtures Country Results
1st Investec Test: England v New Zealand at Lord's - May 21-25
England 389 & 74/2 New Zealand 523
Kent v Surrey at Beckenham
May 24-27, 2015 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Lancashire v Derbyshire at Southport
May 24-27, 2015 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Somerset v Yorkshire at Taunton
May 24-27, 2015 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Sussex v Warwickshire at Hove
May 24-27, 2015 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Worcs v Durham at Worcester
May 24-27, 2015 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
South Group: Gloucs v Essex at Bristol
May 24, 2015 (14:30 local | 13:30 GMT | 09:30 EDT | 08:30 CDT | 06:30 PDT)
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