Full Name

William Andrew Thomas Beer

Born

October 08, 1988, Crawley, Sussex

Age

35y 192d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Legbreak

Playing Role

Bowler

Even if Will Beer has never become the legspinning sensation that the ECB had once hoped he would, he is recognised as one of the premier domestic white-ball spinners after a decade of success for Sussex in T20 cricket.

After coming through Sussex's age-group programme, Beer impressed for England Under-19s against New Zealand in 2008, but 2009 proved to be a breakthrough summer: he was afforded a run in the white-ball sides, and starred on T20 Finals Day, taking a combined 3 for 55 across his eight overs as Sussex lifted the title. Along with another promising leggie, Somerset's Max Waller, he was given a legspin masterclass by Shane Warne during the Ashes Test at The Oval, and it looked like the world was his oyster.

Beer was part of the ECB's spin programme, and was mentored by the late Terry Jenner. He spent the 2011 at Darren Lehmann's cricket academy in Adelaide, but his progress stalled in the longer formats. But in T20, he continued to impress as Sussex's main spinner, turning the ball both ways and picking up middle-overs wickets.

Always a handy lower-order batsman, Beer found himself shoved up the order as a makeshift Championship opener in 2019, and in his first innings there made a dogged, 336-ball 97 against Gloucestershire at Arundel.


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Will Beer Career Stats

Bowling

FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
FC284129281550436/2911/9136.043.1768.0021
List A666228982480623/273/2740.005.1346.7000
T20s136125234629441063/143/1427.777.5222.1000

Batting & Fielding

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
FC283687979728.46219136.370495260
List A664295357516.2164483.07014610180
T20s1366725389379.26326119.32002710260

Recent Matches of Will Beer

MatchBatBowlDateGroundFormat
Sussex vs Hampshire10/1103-Jul-2022HoveT20
Sussex vs Kent4*0/1824-Jun-2022CanterburyT20
Sussex vs Kent----29-May-2022HoveT20
Sussex vs Gloucs00/2227-May-2022BristolT20
Sussex vs Glamorgan9*0/2626-May-2022HoveT20

Photos of Will Beer

Will Beer reinvention as a batting allrounder continued
Will Beer of Sussex in batting action
Will Beer played a key role for Sussex
Will Beer claimed a six-wicket haul
Will Beer of Sussex in action
Will Beer picked up 2 for 26