County news February 18, 2010

Adam Ball signs for Kent

Cricinfo staff

Adam Ball, the 16-year-old allrounder who played for England at the recent Under-19 World Cup, has been signed by Kent on a three-year professional deal.

Ball is a former Kent academy student and member of the ECB Fast Bowling Elite group and was called up as a late replacement for Calum Haggett in the Under-19 World Cup.

Paul Farbrace, the Kent team director, said "Adam's new contract is a tremendous achievement for such a young player. It will provide him with a fabulous chance to develop his game within the first-team squad."