|Full name||Graeme Robert Beard|
19 August 1950 |
Auburn, New South Wales, Australia
|Batting style||Right-hand bat|
|Bowling style||Right-arm medium
|Test debut (cap 308)||27 February 1980 v Pakistan|
|Last Test||18 March 1980 v Pakistan|
|ODI debut (cap 65)||31 January 1981 v New Zealand|
|Last ODI||1 February 1981 v New Zealand|
|Domestic team information|
|1975–1982||New South Wales|
|Source: Cricinfo, 20 January 2015|
Beard made his debut for New South Wales in 1975 against the touring West Indies cricket team. He played as a batsman in this match and scored 0 and 0. He later established himself in the NSW side in the 1979–80 series as an all-rounder, who bowled off spin and medium pace, and was chosen to go on tour with the national Australian side to Pakistan. He played in all three Test matches of that tour playing a few dogged innings (39 and 49 in the 3rd Test at Lahore) and took one wicket (1 for 26 in the 3rd Test).
Beard was called up by Australian one day side during the 1980–81 World Series Cup competition. He played his only two matches during the finals series versus New Zealand, the second match being the infamous underarm bowling incident. Beard went on the Ashes tour 1981 as a squad player and did not play in the Tests.
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