Matches (13)
ENG v NZ (1)
South Africa Women in England (1)
IND-W in SL (1)
WI v BDESH (1)
IRE v IND (1)
IND in ENG (1)
County DIV1 (4)
County DIV2 (3)

Full Name

Aaron Paul Beard


October 15, 1997, Chelmsford, Essex


24y 255d

Batting Style

Left hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Fast medium

Playing Role



Not many, least of all the Sri Lankan tourists, knew much of Aaron Beard when he ran in for the first ball of their 2016 tour of England, but he certainly knew how to draw attention to himself. With wickets in each of his first two overs, the 18-year-old Chelmsford-born schoolboy began his first-class career in dreamy fashion as he picked apart Sri Lanka's top order.

Beard, who has been with Essex since he was nine, ended with 4 for 62 as the Sri Lankans were bowled out for 254. Two back operations before that debut invited questions as to whether his slender frame could withstand the rigours of first-class cricket, but his mentor, Graham Napier, was just one person impressed with a fine technique. His introduction to the first team was done sparingly, though Beard's promise shone through again in 2019, as he produced a new first-class best in Essex's title-winning season.

Beard also had the odd distinction of being a substitute fielder for England during a 2013 Ashes warm-up against Essex at Chelmsofrd when he was aged just 15 - a responsibility perhaps unique for somebody of such a tender age.

Career Averages
List A221149733/513/5132.335.1038.0000
Batting & Fielding
List A2212422*24.0020120.00003000
Recent Matches - Player
Essex vs Surrey1*4/2924-Jun-2022ChelmsfordT20
Essex vs Middlesex--2/2223-Jun-2022Lord'sT20
Essex 2nd XI vs Kent 2nd XI--0/3023-May-2022ChelmsfordOTHERT20
Sussex vs Leics253/58 & 0/3412-May-2022LeicesterFC
Sussex vs Middlesex40/61 & 1/6605-May-2022HoveFC
Aaron Beard picked up three wickets on his first appearance as a loan signing
Essex were crowned inaugural BWT champions
Aaron Beard removed Tom Abell
Aaron Beard gets a celebratory foot bump
Aaron Beard was responsible for Essex's lone success
Aaron Beard eventually removed Nick Gubbins