Ball named Kent League Young Cricketer of the Year for 2009

Monday 16th November 2009

Kent academy all-rounder Adam Ball (pictured)has been named Kent League Young Cricketer of the Year for 2009. The 16 year-old beat off some fierce competition to land the coveted prize.

Commenting, Kent academy director Phil Relf said: “We are delighted that Adam has been named young player of the year for 2009. He has made really good progress at Bexley Cricket Club, in the last couple of seasons, and they have been very supportive of him. They have given him excellent opportunities by batting him in the top order and he has repaid that faith by doing well for them. He scored a Premier League hundred this summer, which is no mean feat for a 16 year-old.”

The talented all-rounder is another emerging product of the Kent pathway for young cricketers and Relf is thankful to Bexley for handling his workload successfully: “His club side has been excellent with their demands on Adam and they have always worked with us to make sure things are carefully managed. Their approach has ensured that Adam has not been over bowled and this is refreshing. We look forward to seeing him develop further in 2010.”