Jake Ball has signed a one-year contract extension at Trent Bridge.
Ball was crowned Young Player of the Year at Nottinghamshire’s end of season awards after taking 5 Clydesdale Bank 40 wickets.

“Jake has improved immeasurably over the last two seasons and we feel that there is still more to come from him,” said Nottinghamshire Director of Cricket Mick Newell.

“He still has time to develop but he’s at the age now where performance counts and his returns in limited overs cricket will be very important.”

Ball, the nephew of former Nottinghamshire wicket keeper Bruce French, hopes to continue the improvement that has become increasingly evident in recent times.

“I felt more comfortable in the CB40 last season and I want to ensure that I do myself justice next season,” said Ball, 21.

“I’m generating more pace and I feel that I have enough control to impress during pre-season and force my way into Mick’s selection.”