Is England cricketer Ben Stokes set for Beard of the Year shortlist?

In Uncategorized on November 19, 2016 by kmflett

Beard Liberation Front

Media Release

19th November

Contact Keith Flett 07803 167266

Is England cricketer Ben Stokes set for Beard of the Year shortlist


The Beard Liberation Front the informal network of beard wearers has said that England cricketer Ben Stokes could be set for the Beard of the Year 2016 shortlist after impressive performances with bat and ball in recent Tests.

Stokes has a distinctive and stylish, almost hipster beard

Broadcaster Gary Lineker and fellow England cricketer Moeen Ali are also amongst the longlist of contenders

In 2015 Weird Beard brewer Bryan Spooner won the vote.

The campaigners say that the award is specifically not about who has the best or most magnificent beard. Rather it focuses on the beard wearer who has made the most positive hirsute public impact during the year.

With the rise in hirsuteness there is now a longlist poll to prune down the contenders to 10 for the final vote which starts on 25th November. The winner is announced on 29th December.

BLF Organiser Keith Flett said, despite what Geoffrey Boycott may say, beards are an increasingly important aspect of modern cricket and we’d expect to see some cricketers on the Beard of the Year shortlist next week.

Simon Stevens, NHS CEO

Sam Mendes, playwright

Nick Dwyer, designer

William Crawley, broadcaster

Nick Timothy, political advisor to the Prime Minister

Joe Ledley, footballer

Tim O’Rourke, Howling Hops brewer

Andy Murray, tennis player

Moeen Ali, cricketer

Ben Stokes, cricketer

Philip Wilton, urban cheesemaker

Jurgen Klopp, football manager

Gary Lineker, broadcaster

Stig Abell, Editor, Times Literary Supplement


Richard Harrington, actor

James O’Brien, broadcaster

Michael Rosen, writer and broadcaster

Wayne Rooney, footballer




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