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Favourite sports person: Andrew Flintoff

Favourite band: Taio Cruz

Favourite food: Nando's

Favourite car: Peugeot 206

Quote to live by: 'Go hard or go home'

Best cricketing moment: T20 Quarter final

Proudest moment: First Kent contract and being named England Under 19 captain

Favourite film: Ali G indahouse

Most annoying habit: Playing with my hair

Most likely to: be last out of the changing room

Look alike: Ivan Drago!

Education: Beth's Grammar School, Bexley

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Born 1 March 1993 Years of Service 2010 -
Squad number 24 Debut 2010 v Durham
Height 6'2" Nicknames Bally
Capped Bat Right-hand
Best bat First Class - 69 v Lancashire at Canterbury, 2013 Bowl Left-arm fast-medium
Best bowl First Class - 3-36 v Sussex at Horsham, 2013

Biography

Player Shirt Supporter for 2015: Angus Freeman

 

Having already captained the England under 19s, Adam is held in high regard at the St Lawrence Ground and signed his first professional contract with the Club, a three-year deal, aged just 16.

During the early stages of his career, the former Beth’s Grammar School student has based his game on bowling a nagging line outside of off stump while providing lower-order stability with the bat.

After making his debut at the end of the 2010 campaign, Adam went on to make nine first-class appearances during the summer of 2011 and has become an integral part of the Spitfires t20 team, whilst continuing to study at university.

During the 2012 campaign, the left-arm seam bowler took 12 FL T20 wickets at an average of just over 18 to top the Spitfires’ wicket-taking charts. It capped a year which saw him also skipper his country at the Under 19 World Cup.

In 2013, Adam developed further despite missing a chunk of the season through injury. In the final game of the LV= County Championship season, he struck 69, a first-class best, to help Kent seal a memorable win over Lancashire, and show that the youngster can contribute in all forms of the game - with both bat and ball.

Ball signed a long-term contract extension in 2014 before spending a winter in Queensland, playing for Redlands Tigers.

J Reid, last amended February 2014, update T Brown October 2014

Other teams

England Under-19s

Overseas teams

Redland Tigers (Queensland, Australia)