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Nottinghamshire v Derbyshire, Royal London Cup, North Group, Trent Bridge

Inept Derbyshire give Notts a free pass to play-offs

Jun 7, 2018: Derbyshire have known some dismal days in East Midlands derbies and this ranked among one of the worst as they succumbed long before the A52 rush hour had cleared

David Hopps

England news

Jake Ball recalled to England ODI squad as cover for Chris Woakes

Jun 5, 2018: Nottinghamshire seamer back in contention as allrounder recovers from quad injury

ESPNcricinfo staff

Worcestershire v Notts, New Road, 4th day

Ball's England form leaves Worcestershire bereft

Apr 30, 2018: Worcestershire's batsmen are heading to the 2nd XI for recuperation after a third successive defeat extended a dismal return to Division One

Paul Bolton at New Road

Lancashire v Nottinghamshire, Specsavers Championship, Day 4, Old Trafford

Nottinghamshire prevail in morning of 12-wicket madness

Apr 16, 2018: It was a morning when batsmen came and went like leaders of UKIP; a morning when the rapidity of events boggled the scrambled mind and outstripped the scribbling pen

Paul Edwards

Lancashire v Nottinghamshire, Specsavers Championship, Day 2, Old Trafford

Spring dawns as Ball sings the sweetest song

Apr 14, 2018: Jake Ball's five wickets ensured that promoted Nottinghamshire harried a Lancashire side fancied for a strong Championship challenge

Paul Edwards

England in Australia 2017-18

Ball to stay with T20 squad as injury cover

Jan 31, 2018: England have retained Jake Ball with the T20 squad for their triangular series with Australia and New Zealand as cover for fellow fast bowlers Liam Plunkett and Chris Jordan

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia v England, 5th ODI, Perth

'You want to perform in the big moments' - Curran

Jan 28, 2018: England's matchwinner said it was frustrating to be on the sidelines earlier in the series but that it motivated him to take each chance that came his way

ESPNcricinfo staff

The Ashes 2017-18

Moeen's horror, Broad's toil, and Malan's silver lining

Jan 8, 2018: It was another bruising Ashes campaign down under for England who had moments in each of the five Tests they couldn't take advantage of. Have any players left with enhanced reputations and who is looking over their shoulder?

George Dobell

Australia v England, 1st Test, Brisbane

Ball books XI berth ahead of Overton

Nov 22, 2017: Jake Ball will be the fourth member of England's seam attack when the Ashes starts in Brisbane on Thursday

George Dobell at the Gabba

The Ashes 2017-18

'Confident' Ball fit for Gabba Ashes bow

Nov 20, 2017: Jake Ball said he hopes he "can bounce a few Aussies out" if he wins selection for the first Test in Brisbane

George Dobell in Brisbane

Cricket Australia XI v England XI, Tour match, Townsville, 4th day

'We are not here to make up the numbers' - Bayliss

Nov 18, 2017: Trevor Bayliss has provided the clearest hint yet that Jake Ball has earned the final spot in England's XI for the Brisbane Test

George Dobell in Townsville

Cricket Australia XI v England XI, Tour match, Townsville, 3rd day

Jake Ball 'a great chance' to play in Brisbane

Nov 17, 2017: It appeared Jake Ball's chances of playing the first Test had disappeared when he rolled his ankle in Adelaide, but he could still pip Craig Overton to the final bowling slot

George Dobell in Townsville

The Ashes 2017-18

England's Ashes casualty list

Nov 9, 2017: The Test team's bowling resources have taken a severe hit over the last six months

George Dobell

Cricket Australia XI v England, tour match, 2nd day, Adelaide

Another injury scare for England as Ball sprains ankle

Nov 9, 2017: The England quick sprained his ankle in his fourth over of the day and was ruled out of the second day of the tour match

George Dobell in Adelaide

Western Australia XI v England, Perth

Anderson marks red-ball return with four-for

Nov 5, 2017: England's first-choice seam attack gained miles in the legs and gained exposure to the Australian conditions, but they may be concerned by a couple of dropped chances

The Report by George Dobell in Perth

England news

Stokes, Hales retained; Wood loses Test contract

Oct 6, 2017: Jake Ball has earned a white-ball contract but fellow pace bowlers Wood and Steven Finn have both slipped down the pecking order

ESPNcricinfo staff

The Ashes 2017-18

How would you replace Ben Stokes?

Sep 30, 2017: Ben Stokes is currently part of the Ashes squad, but England will have to start making plans for him not being there. That is easier said than done for a world-class allrounder

Andrew McGlashan

Who should England pick for the Ashes?

Sep 21, 2017: It is a task both easy and difficult. The unusual problem is that the difficult part is to do with key positions in the order

Mark Nicholas

Nottinghamshire v Northants, Specsavers Championship Division Two, Trent Bridge, 3rd day

Ball's brace keeps Nottinghamshire on course

Aug 30, 2017: Nottinghamshire are closing in on their seventh victory of the season after maintaining the upper hand against Northamptonshire

ECB Reporters Network

Nottinghamshire v Warwickshire, NatWest T20 Blast, North Group, Trent Bridge

Patel trumps Hain as Notts coast home

Aug 11, 2017: An unbeaten half century from Samit Patel helped Nottinghamshire strengthen their lead at the top of the North Group of the NatWest T20 Blast competition

ECB Reporters Network
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