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Welbeck’s Ball is England cricket hero

Posted onPosted on 7th Oct
Welbeck’s Ball is England cricket hero

Former Welbeck Colliery cricketer Jake Ball claimed the best ever figures by an English player on his international debut, taking five wickets — including two in successive balls — as England (309-8) beat Bangladesh by 21 runs in a 50-over thriller at Dhaka.

The hosts lost their last six wickets for 17 runs as Ball struck to turn the game around.

Afterwards the Nottinghamshire pace bowler said: “It was incredible to get a five-for on my debut.

“Thankfully I managed to get it in the last over. I just tried to hit the pitch hard and under the lights the bounce was a bit more effective.

“They were difficult (hot) conditions for my first game, but I really enjoyed it.”