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Jake Ball

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Full Name: Jacob Timothy Ball
Born: March 14 1991 , Mansfield
County: Nottinghamshire
Other teams: England Under-19
Batting Style: Right-hand bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm medium


The nephew of former England wicketkeeper Bruce French, Ball has emerged as an important part of Nottinghamshire’s bowling attack. After making his debut in 2009 as a teenager Ball had been restricted almost entirely to limited-overs duties - he played a significant role in their 2013 Yorkshire Bank 40 title - until making his Championship bow in April 2014. While that season was hampered by injury he became a regular the next summer and returned a career-best 6-49 in a nine-wicket match haul against Sussex at Trent Bridge. The seamer took 19 wickets in 12 appearances during the Outl...

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