Full name Adam James Ball
Born March 1, 1993, Greenwich, London
Current age 26 years 325 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 West Indies at Canterbury, Aug 6-8, 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 Essex at Beckenham, Jul 9, 2017 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|0/39, 3||Suffolk||v Devon||Sidmouth||1 Jul 2018||Other OD|
|3/53, 27||Suffolk||v Bucks||Ipswich||20 May 2018||Other OD|
|0/40, 1||Suffolk||v Cambs||Peterborough||7 May 2018||Other T20|
|2/18, 55*||Suffolk||v Cambs||Peterborough||7 May 2018||Other T20|
|5, 1/16||Suffolk||v Norfolk||Bury St Edmunds||6 May 2018||Other T20|
|9, 2/14||Suffolk||v Norfolk||Bury St Edmunds||6 May 2018||Other T20|
|2/27, 3, 1/27||Kent||v West Indies||Canterbury||6 Aug 2017||FC|
|4/15, 30*||Kent 2nd XI||v Glouc 2nd XI||Bristol||25 Jul 2017||Other|
|27, 1/12||Kent 2nd XI||v Glouc 2nd XI||Bristol||24 Jul 2017||Other T20|
|0/28, 21||Kent 2nd XI||v Glouc 2nd XI||Bristol||24 Jul 2017||Other T20|
Kent had 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 modelled 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. He was released after the 2017 season.