Edmund Adams

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Edmund Adams
EJ Adams, Somerset cricketer.jpg
Personal information
Full name Edmund Joe Adams
Born (1915-02-01)1 February 1915
Shepton Mallet, Somerset, England
Died 1 March 2005(2005-03-01) (aged 90)
Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey, England
Batting Unknown
Domestic team information
Years Team
1935 Somerset
Only First-class 20 July 1935 Somerset v Essex
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 1
Runs scored 5
Batting average 5.00
100s/50s 0/0
Top score 5
Catches/stumpings 0/–
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.[1] 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.[2]

Adams batted in just one innings of the match against Essex at Clacton.[3] 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[edit]

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.[2] By career, he was a travelling salesman, though he also acted temporarily as a groundsman at Cheltenham after war service.[2]


  1. ^ "Player Profile: Edmund Adams". www.cricketarchive.com. Retrieved 26 August 2013. (Subscription required (help)). 
  2. ^ a b c Stephen Hill and Barry Phillips. Somerset Cricketers, 1919–1939 (2017 ed.). Halsgrove. pp. 268–269. ISBN 978-0-85704-306-1. 
  3. ^ "Scorecard: Essex v Somerset". www.cricketarchive.com. 20 July 1935. Retrieved 26 August 2013. (Subscription required (help)). 

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