Beer signs new Sussex contract

Sussex County Cricket Club leg-spinner Will Beer has signed a new two-year contract, which will see him remain at The PROBIZ County Ground until at least the end of the 2014 season.

Beer, 24, is another graduate of Sussex’s youth and academy set-up and has mainly been used in one-day cricket during his time in the first team.

He played in 10 of Sussex Sharks’ Friends Life t20 matches in 2012, taking eight wickets, while also featuring in seven Clydesdale Bank 40 games, claiming nine wickets with a best of 3-27 in the crucial home clash with Warwickshire Bears.

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Beer, who starred in Sussex’s Twenty20 Finals Day victory in 2009, said: “It is a fantastic honour for me to sign a new two-year contract with Sussex.

“I have grown up playing my cricket with Sussex and I am looking forward to the challenges ahead and, hopefully, contributing towards winning trophies for this club.”

Sussex coach Mark Davis said: “Will has steadily improved year upon year and it is great from a club perspective that he has signed a new contract.

“Hopefully, this will allow him to develop further and develop into the complete player we think he can be.”