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Slice 2

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