Stokes was not looking for trouble when he supposedly knocked out two men, says his England teammate Ball.

Ben Stokes leaves Bristol Crown Court on Friday afternoon with his wife Clare Ratcliffe

English cricketer Jake Ball told Bristol Crown Court that Ben Stokes was certainly not looking for trouble & # 39; the night he allegedly knocked out two men last year.

He described the Durham player as "in a good mood" and "relaxed" after England's one-day international victory over the West Indies.

Ball added that before leaving his fellow players shortly after 1am on September 25, and about an hour and a half before the alleged fight began, Stokes was "calm, relaxed and controlled."

Ben Stokes leaves Bristol Crown Court on Friday afternoon with his wife Clare Ratcliffe

Ben Stokes leaves Bristol Crown Court on Friday afternoon with his wife Clare Ratcliffe

The cricketer from Nottinghamshire was presenting evidence on behalf of Stokes, who is being tried for scuffle and denies the accusation.

During the interrogation on Friday, Stokes said he had at least 10 alcoholic beverages that night, including six vodka-based drinks and "potentially some Jagerbombs," which are a mix of Jagermeister and Red Bull.

In a written statement, Ball said it was not "a crazy night" and Stokes was not drunk. Although Ball had not played in the day and night match, which England won by 124 runs, he came out with Stokes, Alex Hales, Jonny Bairstow, Liam Plunkett and James Anderson to celebrate.

Stokes heard his teammate in England, Jake Ball, say that "he certainly was not looking for trouble."

Stokes heard his teammate in England, Jake Ball, say that "he certainly was not looking for trouble."

Stokes heard his teammate in England, Jake Ball, say that "he certainly was not looking for trouble."

Ball wrote that Stokes had acted "well" and that the game was "in a good mood".

Ball and his teammates left their hotel at 11.25 p.m., first visiting the Mbargo nightclub. At 12.45 a. M., Stokes, Hales, Anderson and Ball left Mbargo and went to another club called Pryzm, the court heard.

Approximately 10 minutes later, Ball returned alone to his hotel. "When I left Ben, I was sitting in a booth with Alex (Hales) and James (Anderson), still chatting about cricket and the game that day," his statement added.

I was relaxed. I would not say that Ben was drunk, he was calm, relaxed and controlled. He certainly was not looking for trouble. Stokes denies the affray charges and the trial continues.

Ball also said that Stokes did not seem drunk & # 39; and I was calm, in relationship and controlled & # 39;

Ball also said that Stokes did not seem drunk & # 39; and I was calm, in relationship and controlled & # 39;

Ball also said that Stokes did not seem drunk & # 39; and I was calm, in relationship and controlled & # 39;

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