James Adams (cricketer)

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For the cricketer born in 1811, see James Adams (cricketer, born 1811).
James Adams
Personal information
Full name James Henry Kenneth Adams
Born (1980-11-23) 23 November 1980 (age 33)
Winchester, Hampshire, England
Nickname Jimmy, Bison, Hippy
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Batting style Left-handed
Bowling style Left arm medium pace
Domestic team information
Years Team
2002–present Hampshire (squad no. 4)
2010–present Auckland
Career statistics
Competition FC LA T20
Matches 153 77 99
Runs scored 9,530 2,498 1,908
Batting average 38.86 39.03 24.77
100s/50s 18/49 2/19 2/4
Top score 262* 131 101*
Balls bowled 1,057 79 36
Wickets 13 1 0
Bowling average 54.84 105.00
5 wickets in innings 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a n/a
Best bowling 2/16 1/34
Catches/stumpings 127/– 31/– 24/–
Source: Cricinfo, 29 July 2013

James 'Jimmy' Henry Kenneth Adams (born 23 September 1980 in Winchester, Hampshire) is an English cricketer. He is a left-handed batsman and a left-arm medium-pace bowler.

He first starred for the England Under-19s having previously represented his country at the Under-15 and Under-19 World Cups. Having been named as Hampshire's Young Player of the Year, he captained Loughborough UCCE in 2003 and made his maiden first-class century against Somerset in 2003.

He was a member of Hampshire's 2005 Cheltenham & Gloucester Trophy winning squad. In 2008, Adams played three Minor Counties fixtures for Dorset.[1][2]

Adams batting against Sussex in the final of the 2009 Friends Provident Trophy at Lord's.

During the 2009 season Hampshire progressed to win the final of the 2009 Friends Provident Trophy. Adams scored half-centuries in both the semi-final and the final sharing large opening stands with Michael Lumb, including 55 runs in a stand of 93 with Lumb in the final at Lord's, helping Hampshire to a 6 wicket victory over Sussex.

Adams reached the landmark of 5,000 first-class runs against Yorkshire on 22 August 2009 in their County Championship Division One match. During the 2009 County Championship season Adams scored 1,280 at an average of 53.33 to make him Hampshire's leading run scorer for the season.[3]

Adams scored his maiden one-day century against Warwickshire with a score of 131 in the 2010 Clydesdale Bank 40 and his maiden Twenty20 Century against Surrey at the Rose Bowl on Sunday 13 June. He scored 101 not out from 65 balls.

Following the end of the 2010 season, he signed for Auckland Aces for the HRV Twenty20 Cup, helping them to win the title with a top score of 62 off 43 in the final.[4]

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