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Martyn Ball      

Full name Martyn Charles John Ball

Born April 26, 1970, Bristol

Current age 50 years 183 days

Major teams England, Gloucestershire

Nickname Benny

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Height 5 ft 9 in

Education King Edmund School, Yate

Martyn Charles John Ball
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
First-class 193 295 54 4633 75 19.22 0 16 233 0
List A 282 196 69 1776 51 13.98 0 1 137 0
T20s 29 12 5 113 27* 16.14 91 124.17 0 0 9 4 13 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 193 31048 14682 389 8/46 37.74 2.83 79.8 13 1
List A 282 11602 8777 288 5/33 5/33 30.47 4.53 40.2 5 3 0
T20s 29 26 530 661 27 3/23 3/23 24.48 7.48 19.6 0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class debut 1988
Last First-class Gloucestershire v Leicestershire at Cheltenham, Aug 2-5, 2006 scorecard
List A debut 1989
Last List A Kent v Gloucestershire at Canterbury, Sep 17, 2006 scorecard
T20s debut Gloucestershire v Worcestershire at Bristol, Jun 14, 2003 scorecard
Last T20s Gloucestershire v Surrey at Bristol, Jul 24, 2006 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
2/33, 0* Gloucs v Kent Canterbury 17 Sep 2006 LA
0/49 Gloucs v Surrey The Oval 12 Sep 2006 LA
0/32, 2 Gloucs v Hampshire Bristol 4 Sep 2006 LA
1/34 Gloucs v Somerset Cheltenham 6 Aug 2006 LA
14, 3/84, 0, 2/63 Gloucs v Leics Cheltenham 2 Aug 2006 FC
4/29, 2 Gloucs v Leics Cheltenham 1 Aug 2006 LA
0/24 Gloucs v Yorkshire Cheltenham 30 Jul 2006 LA
2/113, 17, 1 Gloucs v Glamorgan Cheltenham 26 Jul 2006 FC
1/22, 2 Gloucs v Surrey Bristol 24 Jul 2006 T20
0/1, 0, 3/24, 14 Gloucs v Worcs Worcester 20 Jul 2006 FC
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There is no doubting that Martyn Ball served a long and thorough apprenticeship before suddenly being elevated to the international spotlight, adding weight to the idea that spin bowlers mature later than most.

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2003

Martyn Ball

Martyn Ball

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Nov 21, 2001

21 November 2001: England in India, 2001-02, Lal Bahadur Shastri stadium, Hyderabad

Martyn Ball checks out how hopeful stumper Warren Hegg gathers the ball

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Nov 17, 2001

17 November 2001: England in India, 2001-02, Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Martyn Ball sends down a delivery to James Foster

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