Ball happy to help Notts progress

08 June 2018 03:24:34 EST

Nottinghamshire seamer Jake Ball was pleased to have helped his side progress in the Royal London One-Day Cup before he headed off for international duty.

Ball has been named in the England squad for the upcoming ODIs against Scotland and Australia and was eager to leave Trent Bridge on a high, which he did as he took 4-29 in an eight-wicket thrashing of Derbyshire.

I'm really looking forward, hopefully, to pulling on that England shirt again now.

Jake Ball

That victory set up a home quarter-final against Kent, with Ball unavailable for that contest because of his latest international call-up.

He told his county's official website: "That's definitely the type of performance we were looking for, and the one I was looking for as well.

"After getting news of the (England) recall, I felt it was important to give myself a bit of momentum going into the series and I managed to do that.

"I'm really looking forward, hopefully, to pulling on that England shirt again now."

Had Notts lost to Derbys, the defence of their Royal London Cup title would have been ended at the group stage, but they now have an opportunity to try and replicate the success they enjoyed last summer.

Should they see off Kent at Trent Bridge, a trip to New Road to take on Worcestershire will be the test in the semi-final.

Notts are available at 1212/1 to win the Royal London Cup for a second successive season, with Kent priced at 6/5 and Worcestershire 1212/1.

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