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Nottinghamshire have recognised

the achievements of Jake Ball by

awarding the 25-year-old fast bowler

his County Cap.

Ball enjoyed a breakthrough campaign

in 2015, taking 65 wickets in all

competitions and earning his maiden

call-ups for the England Lions in both

20 and 50 over cricket.

He has begun the 2016 campaign in

even better form, with 19 Specsavers

County Championship wickets in

the first three fixtures, including a

roaring spell to account for England

internationals Adam Lyth, Gary

Ballance & Joe Root againstYorkshire.

“It’s always a real pleasure to

present a County Cap to a player.

It’s something that’s unique and

traditional to cricket and it’s highly

valued by players at our Club

and around the country,” said

Ball receives

County Cap

“He’s an option for

England across all

three formats.”

Newell on Jake Ball

Nottinghamshire Director of Cricket

Mick Newell.

“Jake has been a bowler of terrific

potential for a number of years, and

since the start of last season he has

really started to fulfil that promise.

“He performed well for us in all

formats in 2015 and enhanced his

reputation in white ball cricket with

the England Lions during the winter.

“During the 2016 season so far he’s

bowling better than ever.

“He’s certainly a bowler with

the potential to move on to full

international honours, and he’s an

option for England across all three


Ball has also been named as

Nottinghamshire’s Player of the

Month for April.