Jake Ball signs extension contract with Nottinghamshire
Jake Ball hasn't played international cricket since January this year.
Updated - Jun 18, 2018 5:58 pm
English fast-bowler Jake Ball has signed a three-year extension contract with Nottinghamshire and will play for the club until the end of the 2021 season. The Nottingham-born bowler has been in prime form for the team this season, both at the first-class and the List A level. In the County Championship Division One, he has notched 19 wickets in 6 matches with best figures of 5/43.
In the 2018 one-day Cup, the 27-year old has racked 14 wickets in 8 matches and also ended the tournament as their leading wicket-taker. The pacer hasn’t played international cricket for quite a while, having last represented the national team back in January versus Australia. Meanwhile, Peter Moores, the head coach of the Notts, sounded delighted on the extension and rightly so.
“I’m delighted”- Jake Ball
“It’s great news that Jake has committed his future to the club. He continues to develop as a player and his contributions across all three formats have been instrumental in our success over the last 12 months. He has the ability to change a game through his pace and movement and that’s something everyone wants in their team,” Moores was quoted as saying by The Cricketer.
“Being Notts born and bred, I’m delighted to sign up to my home county for three more years. It was fantastic to be involved in the success we had last year and I hope we can have more as a club in the seasons to come,” Jake Ball also expressed his elation of staying with the team of his birthplace.
Nottinghamshire is currently placed in the fourth spot of the division in the first-class event. In the One Day tournament, they finished second in the North Group, below Worcestershire. Kent knocked them out with a thumping nine-wicket victory in the Quarter Final at Nottingham. Meanwhile, Ball will be itching to come back into England’s scheme of things.