Full name Jacob Timothy Ball
Born March 14, 1991, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
Current age 24 years 205 days
Major teams England Under-19s, Nottinghamshire, Nottinghamshire 2nd XI
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
|First-class debut||Marylebone Cricket Club v Nottinghamshire at Abu Dhabi, Mar 27-29, 2011 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Nottinghamshire v Hampshire at Nottingham, Sep 22-25, 2015 scorecard|
|List A debut||Sussex v Nottinghamshire at Hove, Sep 7, 2009 scorecard|
|Last List A||Surrey v Nottinghamshire at The Oval, Sep 7, 2015 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Lancashire v Nottinghamshire at Manchester, Jul 10, 2011 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Durham v Nottinghamshire at Chester-le-Street, Jul 17, 2015 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|6, 0/61, 7, 2/30||Notts||v Hampshire||Nottingham||22 Sep 2015||FC|
|0, 4/48||Notts||v Warwickshire||Birmingham||14 Sep 2015||FC|
|15, 1/80, 6, 3/63||Notts||v Durham||Nottingham||9 Sep 2015||FC|
|2/52||Notts||v Surrey||The Oval||7 Sep 2015||LA|
|1/25||Notts||v Durham||Nottingham||25 Aug 2015||LA|
|49*, 3/35, 2/48||Notts||v Warwickshire||Nottingham||21 Aug 2015||FC|
|-||Notts||v Hampshire||Nottingham||19 Aug 2015||LA|
|0, 0/49||Notts||v Kent||Nottingham||17 Aug 2015||LA|
|2/64, 38, 4/67||Notts||v Worcs||Worcester||7 Aug 2015||FC|
|0*, 0/37||Notts||v Middlesex||Lord's||6 Aug 2015||LA|
Jake Ball's biggest impact in the early part of his Nottinghamshire career came in the semifinal of the YB40 in 2013 when he took 4 for 25, his best figures in senior cricket, as Somerset were beaten by some distance. Ball missed the final because of a back injury but could at least watch with satisfaction from afar as Notts brished aside Glamorgan to claim their fist piece of one-day silverware for more than 20 years.
The nephew of Bruce French, the former Nottinghamshire and England wicket-keeper, Ball is a former England Under-19 international. He made his Nottinghamshire debut at the end of the 2009 season, against Sussex in a Pro40 match at Hove. Bowling right-arm medium-pace, he claimed Rory Hamilton-Brown as his first senior wicket but when he batted he was out first ball as Dwayne Smith completed a hat-trick.
He played in two Under-19 Test matches in 2010, taking 5 for 64 in the second innings against Sri Lanka at Scarborough, to set up an England win. He made his first class debut for Nottinghamshire in the Champion County v MCC match in Abu Dhabi in March 2011, taking 3 for 72 in the second innings. Most of his county cricket so far has been in the one-day, in which he impressed enough in 2012 to be named Nottinghamshire's Young Player of the Year and be awarded a one-year contract extension.
After his 2014 season was disrupted by a broken foot his continued success in white-ball cricket in 2015 earned him a first call-up to the England Lions squad.
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