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Kent Academy all-rounder signs three-year professional deal

Thursday 18th February 2010

Kent Academy student Adam Ball (pictured)has today signed a new three-year professional deal with the club. The 16 year-old all-rounder is a member of the ECB Fast Bowling Elite group and recently represented England at the ICC Under-19 World Cup in New Zealand.

Kent team director, Paul Farbrace, said: “Adam“s new contract is a tremendous achievement for such a young player. It will provide him with a fabulous chance to develop his game within the first-team squad. Beths Grammar School and Bexley Cricket Club must take great credit for helping to develop a talented young cricketer and his development further outlines that our Academy is continuing to produce fine home-grown cricketers.”

Acting chief executive officer, Jamie Clifford, added: "Adam has progressed through the Kent pathway for young cricketers. He is a good example of what can be achieved with hard work and dedication. I would like to thank all of the volunteers within the Bexley district. They have helped nurture and develop a young cricketer who has the ability to become a Kent regular for many years to come."