Name: Matthew Beard
Home club: Lancing
Other Teams Represented: Mid Sussex Cricket Club
Started playing: 1976
Favourite shot: The recently learnt Al Taylor left hand underarm shot on top step to side wall, with backspin. Great when it works.
Most memorable moment: First cut to Peter Bates on Lancing courts aged 13 , which zinged round the walls and hit him in the chest. The rest is history.
Favourite part of the game: Fair play
Playing style in five words or less: A good tryer