Full name Adam James Ball
Born March 1, 1993, Greenwich, London
Current age 23 years 122 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 Derbyshire at Canterbury, Jun 26-29, 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|
|66, 0/34||Kent||v Derbyshire||Canterbury||26 Jun 2016||FC|
|0/18, 15, 0/14||Kent 2nd XI||v Smrst 2nd XI||Canterbury||21 Jun 2016||Other|
|43, 15*, 2/20||Kent 2nd XI||v Essex 2nd XI||Billericay||7 Jun 2016||Other|
|36, 1/14||Kent 2nd XI||v Essex 2nd XI||Billericay||6 Jun 2016||Other T20|
|38*||Kent 2nd XI||v Essex 2nd XI||Billericay||6 Jun 2016||Other T20|
|2/46, 40, 23||Kent||v Derbyshire||Derby||22 May 2016||FC|
|1/27, 12||Kent 2nd XI||v Surr 2nd XI||Purley||17 May 2016||Other T20|
|0/26, 23||Kent 2nd XI||v Surr 2nd XI||Purley||17 May 2016||Other T20|
|9, 0/16||Kent 2nd XI||v Middx 2nd XI||Uxbridge||16 May 2016||Other T20|
|16||Kent 2nd XI||v Middx 2nd XI||Uxbridge||16 May 2016||Other T20|
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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