Full Name

Adam James Ball

Born

March 01, 1993, Greenwich, London

Age

28y 113d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Left arm fast medium

TEAMS

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.
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Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
FC314538556920.35192844.34041184200
List A3223823240*15.4628381.9700202100
T20381861421811.83134105.970094220
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
FC314222681498343/363/4544.053.9666.70000
List A3228933867223/363/3639.405.5742.40000
T203835588810272/182/1830.008.2621.70000

Recent Matches - Player

Photos


Adam Ball high fives Will Gidman
Adam Ball finished with 1 for 33
Adam Ball
Adam Ball celebrates removing Robin Kelly
Adam Ball hit 42 to help England U-19s level their one-day series
Adam Ball helped his team to victory with 42 from 47 balls