Full name Adam James Ball
Born March 1, 1993, Greenwich, London
Current age 24 years 120 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 Leeds/Bradford MCCU at Canterbury, Mar 28-30, 2017 scorecard|
|List A debut||Durham v Kent at Chester-le-Street, Sep 4, 2010 scorecard|
|Last List A||Kent v Essex at Canterbury, May 17, 2017 scorecard|
|T20s debut||Kent v Somerset at Tunbridge Wells, Jun 3, 2011 scorecard|
|Last T20s||Kent v Surrey at Tunbridge Wells, Jul 15, 2016 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|0/57||Kent||v Essex||Canterbury||17 May 2017||LA|
|0/74, 62||Kent 2nd XI||v Smrst 2nd XI||Taunton||15 May 2017||Other OD|
|1/16, 12||Kent 2nd XI||v Sussx 2nd XI||Canterbury||8 May 2017||Other OD|
|152*, 0/26||Kent 2nd XI||v Glouc 2nd XI||Beckenham||3 May 2017||Other OD|
|8, 2/68, 86||Kent 2nd XI||v Middx 2nd XI||Radlett||18 Apr 2017||Other|
|2, 2/10, 50||Kent||v Lds-Brd MCCU||Canterbury||28 Mar 2017||FC|
|0/24, 25||Kent||v W Indies U19||North Sound||12 Feb 2017||LA|
|3, 0/5||Kent||v Windward Is||Coolidge||10 Feb 2017||LA|
|0||Kent||v W Indies U19||North Sound||2 Feb 2017||LA|
|40*||Kent||v Windward Is||Coolidge||31 Jan 2017||LA|
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.