Jimmy Adams

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Jimmy Adams
Personal information
Full name James Clive Adams
Born (1968-01-09) 9 January 1968 (age 50)
Port Maria, Jamaica
Batting Left-handed
Bowling Slow left arm orthodox
Role Batsman
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 199) 18 April 1992 v South Africa
Last Test 6 January 2001 v Australia
ODI debut (cap 64) 17 December 1992 v Pakistan
Last ODI 9 February 2001 v Australia
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
1984–2001 Jamaica
1994 Nottinghamshire
2001–2003 Orange Free State
2003 Berkshire
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 54 127 202 228
Runs scored 3012 2204 11234 5319
Batting average 41.26 28.62 39.69 34.53
100s/50s 6/14 0/14 25/54 1/34
Top score 208* 82 208* 112
Balls bowled 2853 1856 9789 3532
Wickets 27 43 103 83
Bowling average 49.48 34.86 40.39 32.89
5 wickets in innings 1 1 1 1
10 wickets in match 0 n/a 0 n/a
Best bowling 5/17 5/37 5/17 5/37
Catches/stumpings 48/0 68/5 177/0 117/7
Source: Cricinfo, 26 September 2007

James Clive Adams (born 9 January 1968) is a former Jamaican cricketer, who represented the West Indies as player and captain during his career. He was a steady left-handed batsman, useful left-arm orthodox spin bowler and good fielder, especially in the gully position. He was also an occasional wicketkeeper when required. He was the head coach of Kent County Cricket Club for five seasons between 2012 and October 2016.[1]

He retired from all cricket in 2004 after a twenty-year career, ending with a Test batting average of 41.26 with a highest score of 208 not out against New Zealand at St. John's, Antigua and Barbuda in 1995.

Domestic career[edit]

Adams was called into the Jamaican squad for the 1984/85 season as a teenager and enjoyed a good if unspectacular start to his first-class career. He continued his cricket career for a couple of years after the year 2000, captaining South African provincial team Free State and making guest appearances for Lashings World XI in England.

International career[edit]

Making mark[edit]

Although it wasn't until the 1991/92 season that he was called into the West Indies Test squad for the first time, making his debut against South Africa at Bridgetown, Barbados. In his opening twelve matches Adams scored 1,132 runs at a batting average of near 87, a record bettered only in the history of Test cricket by Australian Sir Donald Bradman. In the first half of his Test career, Adams averaged 61.34 compared to 25.58 in the second half, this differential is the largest in Test history. In the mid-1990s he began to struggle at international level. In a tour match against Somerset, he was hit by a bouncer by bowler Andre van Troost, shattering his cheekbone. In 2005 and 2006 he played for Dunstall CC in the Derbyshire League.

Captaincy[edit]

Adams was appointed as West Indies captain in 2000, replacing Brian Lara. He would not last long, leading the team to a 5–0 series loss on the 2000/01 tour of Australia; after the tour he lost both the captaincy (to Carl Hooper) and his place in the national team. News of his impending termination was broken to Adams by friend and national TV reporter, Peter Furst. The ever-cool Jamaican simply responded, ¨Have you heard something I haven't?¨ He then reflected on his career, saying that whatever happened it had all been a blessing – both the good and bad. Adams´ grace in the face of what would crush many a lesser person reflects the nature of the man; a cricketer whose best attributes can never be recorded on the score sheets.[2]

  • His Test captaincy record was: 15 matches, 4 wins, 8 losses, 3 draws
  • His ODI captaincy record was: 26 matches, 10 wins, 14 losses, 2 no result

Coaching career[edit]

He was head coach at Kent County Cricket Club for five seasons between 2012 and 2016.[1]

International record[edit]

Test 5 Wicket hauls[edit]

# Figures Match Opponent Venue City Country Year
1 5/17 23  New Zealand Kensington Oval Bridgetown Barbados 1996

ODI 5 Wicket hauls[edit]

# Figures Match Opponent Venue City Country Year
1 5/37 63  Pakistan Adelaide Oval Adelaide Australia 1996

International centuries[edit]

Test centuries[edit]

Test centuries of Kevin Arnott
No Runs Match Against City/Country Venue Start date Result
[1] 137 6  England Guyana Georgetown, Guyana Bourda 17 March 1994 Won
[2] 125* 11  India India Nagpur, India Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground 1 December 1994 Drawn
[3] 174* 12  India India Mohali, India PCA IS Bindra Stadium 10 December 1994 Won
[4] 151 14  New Zealand New Zealand Wellington, New Zealand Basin Reserve 10 February 1995 Won
[5] 208* 24  New Zealand Antigua and Barbuda St. John's, Antigua Antigua Recreation Ground 27 April 1996 Drawn
[6] 101* 41  Zimbabwe Jamaica Kingston, Jamaica Sabina Park 24 March 2000 Won

International awards[edit]

One Day International Cricket[edit]

Man of the Match awards[edit]

S No Opponent Venue Date Match Performance Result
1 Pakistan Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah 29 October 1993 81* (94 balls, 6x4, 1x6) ; 1 Ct.  West Indies won by 39 runs.[3]
2 England Sabina Park, Kingston 26 February 1994 52* (46 balls, 5x4)  West Indies won by 3 wickets.[4]
3 Australia Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain 17 April 1999 82 (102 balls, 8x4)  West Indies won by 5 wickets.[5]
4 Bangladesh Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka 8 October 1999 56 (87 balls, 3x4) ; 7-1-24-3  West Indies won by 73 runs.[6]
5 Sri Lanka Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah 13 October 1999 10-1-23-1 ; 74* (124 balls, 4x4)  West Indies won by 73 runs.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Jimmy Adams: Kent head coach leaves after five seasons in charge, BBC Sport, 2016-10-17. Retrieved 2016-10-17.
  2. ^ Furst, Peter, The Winning Edge (Sydney: Lime Grove House Publishing, 2002) ISBN 1-876798-72-6
  3. ^ "1993-1994 Pepsi Champions Trophy - 2nd Match - Pakistan v West Indies - Sharjah". HowStat. Retrieved 19 November 2016. 
  4. ^ "1993-1994 West Indies v England - 2nd Match - Kingston, Jamaica". HowStat. Retrieved 19 November 2016. 
  5. ^ "1998-1999 West Indies v Australia - 3rd Match - Port-Of-Spain, Trinidad". HowStat. Retrieved 19 November 2016. 
  6. ^ "1999-2000 Bangladesh v West Indies - 1st Match - Dhaka (Dacca)". HowStat. Retrieved 19 November 2016. 
  7. ^ "1999-2000 Coca-Cola Champions Trophy - 1st Match - Sri Lanka v West Indies - Sharjah". HowStat. Retrieved 19 November 2016. 

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Preceded by
Brian Lara
West Indies Test cricket captains
2000/01
Succeeded by
Carl Hooper
Preceded by
Brian Lara
West Indies one-day international cricket captains
2000/01
Succeeded by
Carl Hooper