Full name Adam James Ball
Born March 1, 1993, Greenwich, London
Current age 23 years 65 days
Major teams England Under-19s, Kent, Kent 2nd XI, Kent Academy, Kent Under-13s, Kent Under-15s, Kent Under-17s
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Left-arm fast-medium
|First-class debut||Kent v Gloucestershire at Canterbury, Apr 26-29, 2011 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Kent v Loughborough MCCU at Canterbury, Apr 5-7, 2016 scorecard|
|List A debut||Durham v Kent at Chester-le-Street, Sep 4, 2010 scorecard|
|Last List A||Kent v Gloucestershire at Canterbury, Aug 29, 2014 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Kent v Somerset at Tunbridge Wells, Jun 3, 2011 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Sussex v Kent at Hove, Jul 3, 2015 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|0, 0/42||Kent||v Lbroug MCCU||Canterbury||5 Apr 2016||FC|
|0/6, 0||Kent||v Essex||Canterbury||23 Mar 2016||Other|
|2/42, 5*, 1/20, 68*||Kent 2nd XI||v Sussx 2nd XI||Beckenham||12 Aug 2015||Other|
|1/36, 12||Kent 2nd XI||v Sussx 2nd XI||Beckenham||11 Aug 2015||Other OD|
|103||Kent 2nd XI||v Hants 2nd XI||Canterbury||5 Aug 2015||Other OD|
|0/51, 33||Kent 2nd XI||v Hants 2nd XI||Canterbury||3 Aug 2015||Other|
|0, 3/62, 15, 0/25||Kent 2nd XI||v Smrst 2nd XI||Taunton||28 Jul 2015||Other|
|6, 0/15, 41||Kent 2nd XI||v Middx 2nd XI||Radlett||21 Jul 2015||Other|
|11, 0/18||Kent 2nd XI||v Middx 2nd XI||Radlett||20 Jul 2015||Other OD|
|9, 0||Kent||v Surrey||The Oval||13 Jul 2015||FC|
Kent has high hopes for Adam Ball. A Kentish Man from Bexley, he made his name in league cricket at a very early age. He was drafted into England's Under-19 World Cup squad in January 2010 and, two years later, he captained the side in the 2012 tournament. An aggressive left-arm quick and an improving lower-order batsman, Ball models his style on an Australian, Mitchell Johnson, although he has named England's Andrew Flintoff as his favourite player.
Although a promising young footballer (he played for Arsenal's academy side from Under-9 to Under-12 level), cricket won his commitment and he was named as Young Player of the Year in the Kent League in 2009. He signed a three-year deal with Kent when aged just 16.
Having made nine first-class appearances in 2011, Ball did not figure in four-day cricket for Kent in 2012. But he showed his developing maturity by remaining cool under fire during nine T20 matches - ending up as Kent's leading wicket-taker in the competition with 12 victims at a highly respectable average of 18.
Injury hampered Ball's development in 2013, but in the last County Championship match of the season his career-best 69 runs contributed to a notable victory over promoted Lancashire.
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