Beale, who made his Second XI Championship debut in 1967, made his debut in the Gillette Cup the following year, against Bedfordshire. He scored just three runs in the match as Dorset fell to a heavy defeat.
Beale continued to represent Dorset in the Minor Counties Championship until, in 1937, he had the opportunity to again represent the team in a List A match. He once again struggled with the bat, picking up a duck from third in the batting order.
- Michael Beale at Cricket Archive