Andre Adams

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Andre Adams
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Personal information
Batting style Right-handed batsman
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
Domestic team information
Years Team
1997–present Auckland
2001 Herefordshire
2004–2006 Essex
2007–present Nottinghamshire
2008 Kolkata Tigers
2012 Khulna Royal Bengals
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODIs FC LA
Matches 1 42 137 163
Runs scored 18 419 3916 1491
Batting average 9.00 17.45 23.03 16.94
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 3/18 0/1
Top score 11 45 124 90*
Balls bowled 190 1885 26858 7501
Wickets 6 53 560 207
Bowling average 17.50 31.00 23.53 28.62
5 wickets in innings 0 1 27 4
10 wickets in match 0 0 5 0
Best bowling 3/44 5/22 7/32 5/7
Catches/stumpings 1/0 8/0 91/0 40/0
Source: Cricinfo, 6 February 2007

Andre Ryan Adams (born 17 July 1975, Auckland) is a New Zealand cricketer of Caribbean descent.[1] A bowling all-rounder, Andre Adams added a touch of dash to New Zealand's batting armoury in the one day format with his hard-hitting skills. However, he struggled to make a consistent impact with his bowling on the international stage and has not played an ODI since early 2007. He debuted at the highest level for New Zealand in March 2002, but a bout of back injuries on the West Indies tour of 2002 allowed Jacob Oram to move ahead of him in the pecking order, limiting him to one Test. Following that, question marks were raised about his attitude. He played in the 2003 World Cup, but soon lost his place again and was resigned to a life in the wilderness until he received a very late call-up to New Zealand's one-day squad in England towards the end of the 2004 NatWest Series. He didn't end up playing, but later signed with Essex for the remainder of the summer, where he stayed for the 2005 and 2006 seasons.

He had a productive 2006-07 domestic season for Auckland, claiming 32 wickets at 18.78 in New Zealand's domestic first-class State Championship and scoring 318 runs at 39.75. However, this was overshadowed by his one-month suspension for grabbing and shaking the helmet of Central Districts batsman Bevan Griggs. Along the way, Adams was recalled for three ODIs against Sri Lanka in December but was overlooked for the World Cup and lost his national contract in May 2007. He was overlooked again the following season, despite impressive performances in the State Championship, and the frustration prompted him to sign a two-year contract with the now defunct Indian Cricket League.

In 2007, Adams signed with English county Nottinghamshire, and has remained with the club since. He had a fine 2010 County Championship, topping the bowling charts for the Country with 68 Wickets including the wicket of Shivnarine Chanderpaul to seal the Title at Old Trafford on the last day of the Season. 2011 was also very productive with 550 Runs and 67 wickets from 16 matches (including 7 Five Wicket Hauls) at 22.61, placing him third on the season's overall bowling table. He was a part of the Auckland side that won the New Zealand's domestic one-day cup and Twenty20 tournament in 2010-11, and travelled with the team in September to India for the 2011 Champions League T20.

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  1. ^ Windies fall to Calypso Kiwi Retrieved 29 July 2010.

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