Adam Ball

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Adam Ball
Personal information
Full name Adam James Ball
Born (1993-03-01) 1 March 1993 (age 25)
Greenwich, London
Batting Right-handed
Bowling Left-arm fast-medium
Domestic team information
Years Team
2010–2017 Kent (squad no. 24)
2018 Suffolk
FC debut 26 April 2011 Kent v Gloucestershire
Last FC 6 August 2017 Kent v West Indians
LA debut 4 September 2010 Kent v Durham
Last LA 27 May 2017 Kent v Essex
Career statistics
Competition FC LA T20
Matches 31 32 38
Runs scored 855 232 142
Batting average 20.35 15.46 11.83
100s/50s 0/4 0/0 0/0
Top score 69 40* 18
Balls bowled 2,268 933 588
Wickets 34 22 27
Bowling average 44.05 39.40 30.00
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0 0
Best bowling 3/36 3/36 2/18
Catches/stumpings 20/– 10/– 22/–
Source: CricInfo, 2 October 2017

Adam James Ball (born 1 March 1993) is an English cricketer who plays for Suffolk County Cricket Club. Ball is a batting allrounder who played top level cricket for Kent County Cricket Club from 2010 until 2017 and was captain of the England Under-19 cricket team.

Early life and education[edit]

Ball was born in Greenwich in south-east London. He was educated at Beths Grammar School in Bexley and at the University of Kent where he studied Sports Science.[1][2] He was a member of the Kent Cricket Academy and won a sponsorship to study at the university whilst a member of the county squad.[3] As a child, Ball was a "promising footballer" who played for Aresenal in under-9 to under-12 age group teams.[4]

Cricket career[edit]

Ball grew up playing for Bexley Cricket Club in the Kent Cricket League. He was called in to the England under-19 squad in December 2009 as a 16 year old and made his debut in January 2010 against Afghanistan Under-19s in the 2010 Under-19 World Cup.[5] He signed his first professional contract with Kent in February of the same year, still only 16.[6]

His senior Kent debut came later in 2010 against Durham in the 2010 Clydesdale Bank 40 and was followed by his first-class cricket debut the following season against Gloucestershire.[7][8]

Ball played for England under-19s until 2012, captaining the side in the 2012 Under-19 World Cup in Australia.[9] After an immediate impact in Kent's limited overs sides he later found opportunities to play for Kent "limited".[9][10] He was released by Kent at the end of the 2017 season,[11] joining Suffolk County Cricket Club in March 2018.[12]


  1. ^ Mens squad, Kent County Cricket Club Annual 2017, p.24. Canterbury: Kent County Cricket Club.
  2. ^ Kent Sport cricket masterclass, University of Kent, 2015-04-15. Retrieved 2018-03-08.
  3. ^ Adam Ball receives scholarship from Kent Cricket Academy and the University of Kent, Kent County Cricket Club, 2012-03-02. Retrieved 2018-03-08.
  4. ^ Adam Ball, CricInfo. Retrieved 2018-03-08.
  5. ^ Adam Ball earns England call-up for U-19 World Cup, CricInfo, 2009-12-22. Retrieved 2018-03-08.
  6. ^ Adam Ball signs for Kent, CricInfo, 2010-02-18. Retrieved 2018-03-08.
  7. ^ Turbervill H (2011) First day-night County championship game between Kent and Glamorgan fails to wow crowds, The Daily Telegraph, 2011-09-12. Retrieved 2018-03-10.
  8. ^ Adam Ball, CricketArchive. Retrieved 2018-03-10.
  9. ^ a b Kent's Adam Ball honoured to captain England Under-19s, BBC Sport, 2012-07-09. Retrieved 2018-03-10.
  10. ^ Kent captain Rob Key praises Adam Ball's one-day impact, BBC Sport, 2012-06-26. Retrieved 2018-03-10.
  11. ^ Hoad A (2017) Kent all-rounder Adam Ball and seamer Hugh Bernard set for move away from club, Kent Online, 2017-08-29. Retrieved 2017-09-29.
  12. ^ Garnham N (2018) Ex-England youth captain joins Suffolk, Bury Free Press, 2018-03-06. Retrieved 2018-03-08.

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