|Full name||Edmund Joe Adams|
1 February 1915|
Shepton Mallet, Somerset, England
|Died||1 March 2005
Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey, England
|Domestic team information|
|Only First-class||20 July 1935 Somerset v Essex|
Source: CricketArchive, 30 March 2010
Edmund Joe Adams (1 February 1915 – 1 March 2005) was an English cricketer who played one first-class match for Somerset in July 1935. Adams was born in Shepton Mallet and died in Kingston upon Thames. A book published in 2017 gives his date of death as 24 March 2005.
Adams batted in just one innings of the match against Essex at Clacton. He scored five coming in fifth in the batting order in the first innings, but when Somerset captain Reggie Ingle rejigged the order to make swift runs for a declaration in the second innings, Adams did not bat. Ingle's tactics were justified with a 150-run victory.
Life and career
Adams was the son of a stonemason and a schoolmistress, and the family relocated from Somerset to Wandsworth in London, where he played club cricket with Roehampton Cricket Club and the Club Cricket Conference, though he remained a supporter of Somerset. By career, he was a travelling salesman, though he also acted temporarily as a groundsman at Cheltenham after war service.
- "Player Profile: Edmund Adams". www.cricketarchive.com. Retrieved 26 August 2013. (Subscription required (. ))
- Stephen Hill and Barry Phillips. Somerset Cricketers, 1919–1939 (2017 ed.). Halsgrove. pp. 268–269. ISBN 978-0-85704-306-1.
- "Scorecard: Essex v Somerset". www.cricketarchive.com. 20 July 1935. Retrieved 26 August 2013. (Subscription required (. ))
- Edmund Adams at Cricket Archive