Notts keep Ball
Young Nottinghamshire seamer Jake Ball, nephew of former England and Notts wicketkeeper Bruce French, has signed a one-year contract extension at Trent Bridge.
Ball, 21, is the county’s young player of the year after taking five Clydesdale Bank 40 wickets in eight games this season when his other senior appearance was in the Friends Life t20.
Nottinghamshire director of cricket Mick Newell said: “Jake has improved immeasurably over the last two seasons and we feel that there is still more to come from him.
“He still has time to develop but he’s at the age now where performance counts and his returns in limited-overs cricket will be very important.”
Ball said: “I felt more comfortable in the CB40 last season and I want to ensure that I do myself justice next season.
“I’m generating more pace and I feel that I have enough control to impress during pre-season and force my way into Mick’s selection.”