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Will Beer      

Full name William Andrew Thomas Beer

Born October 8, 1988, Crawley, Sussex

Current age 28 years 257 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 13 15 3 263 39 21.91 828 31.76 0 0 31 0 5 0
List A 53 32 9 349 45* 15.17 419 83.29 0 0 29 6 10 0
T20s Insights on t20 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 13 19 1442 810 25 6/29 11/91 32.40 3.37 57.6 0 2 1
List A 53 49 2226 1919 47 3/27 3/27 40.82 5.17 47.3 0 0 0
T20s Insights on t20 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 Sussex v South Africa A at Arundel, Jun 14-16, 2017 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
T20s debut Sussex v Essex at Hove, Jun 17, 2008 scorecard
Last T20s Sussex v Glamorgan at Hove, Jul 28, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
27, 6/29, 5/62 Sussex v Sth Africa A Arundel 14 Jun 2017 FC
2/16 Sussx 2nd XI v Kent 2nd XI East Grinstead 9 Jun 2017 Other T20
3/20, 30* Sussx 2nd XI v Kent 2nd XI East Grinstead 9 Jun 2017 Other T20
4, 0/45 Sussx 2nd XI v Glam 2nd XI Fulking 23 May 2017 Other
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
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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Jun 16, 2017

Will Beer claimed a six-wicket haul, Sussex v South Africa A, Tour match, Arundel, 3rd day, June 16, 2017

Will Beer claimed a six-wicket haul

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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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Country Fixtures Country Results
Durham v Glamorgan at Chester-le-Street - Jun 19-22
Glamorgan 295 & 183/7 (70 ov) Durham 402
Essex v Warwickshire at Chelmsford - Jun 19-22
Essex 541/9d Warwickshire 283 & 90/8 (48 ov) (f/o)
Lancashire v Hampshire at Manchester - Jun 19-22
Hampshire 395 & 81/7 (36 ov) Lancashire 593
Worcs v Kent at Worcester - Jun 19-22
Kent 260 & 474 Worcs 336 & 164/2 (35.3 ov, target 399)
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