19 Facts About Beau Casson


Beau Casson was born on 7 December 1982 and is a former Australian cricketer who played for Western Australia and New South Wales from 2002 to 2011, and represented Australia at Test cricket.


Primarily a left-arm wrist spinner, Casson was capable with the bat and had a highest first-class score of 99.


Beau Casson was born and grew up in the Perth suburb of Subiaco as one of seven children.


Beau Casson began bowling wrist-spin as a child after watching Shane Warne, citing him as a major influence in his career.


Beau Casson was born with Tetralogy of Fallot, a congenital heart defect for which he has undergone three open-heart surgeries.


Beau Casson was a vital part of the Australian Under 19 team that won the 2002 Under 19 Cricket World Cup in New Zealand, taking 12 wickets at 15.08 in 6 matches.


Beau Casson was a part of the Youth Test team that took on the Sri Lankan U-19 cricket team at Perth and Adelaide in 2001.

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Beau Casson represented Western Australia at all junior levels, from playing in their Under 17 team in 1999 to their Under 19 team in 2001.


Beau Casson was a multiple graduate of the Australian Cricket Academy, being a part of the academy intake in 2001,2002 and 2006.


Beau Casson played the remaining games of the Pura Cup for Western Australia, however he faded with the ball towards the end of the season, finishing with 17 wickets at 39.35.


Beau Casson failed to take a wicket on debut, and in the three other matches he played in the ING Cup season.


Beau Casson had a solid second season for Western Australia, taking 17 wickets at 34.11 in the Pura Cup and 4 wickets at 33.50 in the ING Cup, however he missed part of the season due to strained ligaments in his bowling hand.


In May 2006, Beau Casson announced he was making a move east to play for the New South Wales Blues.


Cricket Australia ruled that his transfer was lawful and Beau Casson was cleared to play for New South Wales.


Beau Casson only played one List A game and two Twenty20 for New South Wales.


Beau Casson announced his retirement from all cricket in November 2011 due to his long-standing heart condition.


On 1 April 2008, Beau Casson was named in Australia's squad for the tour of the West Indies as a back-up for Stuart MacGill.


Beau Casson became a coach, working with New South Wales under-age players.


Beau Casson was appointed New South Wales' senior batting coach in 2018.