James Adams (cricketer, born 1811)

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James Adams
Personal information
Full name James Adams
Born 15 January 1811
Saffron Walden, Essex,
Died 7 November 1851(1851-11-07) (aged 40)
Saffron Walden, Essex,
Batting style Unknown
Role Occasional wicket-keeper
Domestic team information
Years Team
1830 Suffolk
1830 Cambridge Town Club
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 4
Runs scored 96
Batting average 19.20
100s/50s –/1
Top score 62
Balls bowled
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings 2/–
Source: Cricinfo, 23 January 2013

James Adams (15 January 1811 – 7 November 1851) was an English cricketer. Adams' batting style is unknown, while it is known he occasionally played as a wicket-keeper. He was born at Saffron Walden, Essex.

Adams made his first-class debut for Cambridge Town Club against Cambridge University in May 1830 at the University Ground, Barnwell, where he made 62 runs in Cambridge Town Club's first-innings.[1] He played for the Players in June of that year in the Gentlemen v Players fixture at Lord's Cricket Ground, before making two further first-class appearances for Suffolk, both against the Marylebone Cricket Club in June and August.[2] In his four first-class matches, Adams scored 96 runs at an average of 19.20.[3]

He died at the town of his birth on 7 November 1851.


  1. ^ "Cambridge University v Cambridge Town Club, 1830". CricketArchive. Retrieved 23 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "First-Class Matches played by James Adams". CricketArchive. Retrieved 23 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Player profile: James Adams". CricketArchive. Retrieved 23 January 2013. 

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