Aaron Beard, an Essex Academy product, signed a two year professional contract in 2015. His good performances for the Essex U17s and London & East Regional U17s, as well as the Academy, have earned him a full time deal.

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.

He has since gone on to make 9 first-class appearances, taking 17 wickets, and can equally contribute down the order with valuable runs.

Date of Birth: 15/10/97
Squad No: 14
Debut 2016
Role in Team: Bowler
Batting: Left-Hand
Bowling: Right-Arm Fast-Medium
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