A steady medium paced bowler, and hard hitting batsman known for his accuracy with the ball. He developed his swing bowling in later years to enhance his back of a length or full and straight approach.
Originally drafted back in the same season as fellow all round medium pacer Brennan, he followed a slightly different path. Where Brennan focused on his bowling first and batting second, Beasley took the opposite approach. Both were relatively lowly skilled AR and had to put a lot of effort into reaching decent skill levels. Beasley found he spent the entirety of his career in limited overs formats. Whilst he thought briefly that he may get opportunities at FC cricket as Shepherd slowly faded the veteran all-rounder maintained his place until younger players were deemed at a level to replace him. He was a steady performer in OD cricket, although his batting returns were lower than hoped for a batsman as skilled as he became. His returns with the ball were consistent, albeit never devastating (never took a 5wi), and he leaves the Ducklings 5th on the OD wickets list, one of only seven bowlers to pass 200.
He heads off to try and finally get his chance in FC cricket.
William Beasley comes to The Beers as a 30 year old for S150,001, he has under delivered on what The Beers see in him. He is a batter who can bowl some more than handy medium pacers. He has been brought in for a trial with limited overs cricket but he will be a handy option in the FC side.
He has gotten off to a slow start down the order for the beers until he was promoted to number 3 when other under performing batsmen were looking for form down the order, His ffirst 3 games up the order have resulted in 50's in each which has been valuable but he will need to go on with those starts. His bowling has also been lacking but he keeps it tight and gives the fast men a chance to rest.
- 21 AprilApr 2020 The Beers vs Dockeroo2
- Last match
- 20 OctoberOct 2020 Hobart Thunders CC vs Jksc
- 20 JuneJun 2016 Parkin Cricket Club vs The Ducklings
- Last match
- 19 SeptemberSep 2020 Cric Info XI vs Manchester United Club
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Competition||Date|
|55/2, 83||Jksc||v Desperate XI||One day (50 over)||25 OctoberOct 2020|
|41/3, 55, potm||Jksc||v Riebeek CC||One day (50 over)||24 OctoberOct 2020|
|33/6, 116, 28/3||Jksc||v Hobart Thunders CC||First class||20 OctoberOct 2020|
|54, 57/0||Jksc||v Sunrisers Hyderabad||One day (50 over)||18 OctoberOct 2020|
|70/1, 79||Jksc||v SYLHETY BOYZ||One day (50 over)||17 OctoberOct 2020|
|1, 60/2, 1c||Cric Info XI||v Manchester United Club||Friendly (50 over)||19 SeptemberSep 2020|
|20, 56/2||Cric Info XI||v Manchester United Club||Friendly (50 over)||18 SeptemberSep 2020|
|2, 47/2, 8||Cric Info XI||v Star XI Kolkata||First class||15 SeptemberSep 2020|
|27/1, 32, 44/3||Cric Info XI||v Solid Youngsterz||First class||08 SeptemberSep 2020|
|10, 24/1||Cric Info XI||v Manchester United Club||Friendly (50 over)||07 SeptemberSep 2020|