Nathan Adcock

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Nathan Adcock
Born Nathan Tennyson Adcock
(1978-04-22) April 22, 1978 (age 39)
Campbelltown, South Australia
Nationality Australian
Education St Peter's College
Alma mater University of Adelaide
Occupation Lawyer
Awards 2014/15 ATCA Limited Over Player of the Year
Personal information
Nickname Bowser
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right arm off-break
Role Captain
Domestic team information
Years Team
1995-2015 Adelaide University Cricket Club
1997-2008 South Australia
Last First-Class 24 January 2008 South Australia v Victoria
Last List A 13 February 2008 South Australia v Victoria
Career statistics
Competition FC LA T20
Matches 29 45 8
Runs scored 1190 938 86
Batting average 23.80 25.35 12.28
100s/50s 1/4 0/6 0/0
Top score 114 91* 39
Balls bowled 975 456 84
Wickets 13 12 7
Bowling average 45.46 35.83 15.57
5 wickets in innings - - -
10 wickets in match - - -
Best bowling 3/30 3/45 3/19
Catches/stumpings 34/0 22/0 1/0
Source: Cricinfo, 14 December 2016

Nathan Tennyson Adcock (born 22 April 1978) is a Lawyer and former professional cricketer who played for the South Australia cricket team. He captain the state team from 2007-2008.


Adcock was educated at St Peter's College, Adelaide where he completed matriculation in 1995. He was invited back to serve as School Captain in 1996.

He commenced a Commerce/Law degree in 1997 at the University of Adelaide, however his burgeoning first-class cricket career meant it took him a little longer than average to complete the two programs. He graduated from the Law School in 2004.[1]

He was admitted to practice law in 2004.[2]



He commenced working for Hunt & Hunt Lawyers, whilst captaining the Adelaide University first grade side and remaining a member of the Redbacks State squad.[1]


Adcock placed his legal career on hold when on 28 August 2007, he was named as captain of the South Australian cricket team replacing Darren Lehmann who had stepped down. The previous season Adcock only played only four first-class matches however he topped SA's first-class averages with 324 runs at 46.[3]

Midway through the 2007/08 season, he suffered a form slump averaging less than 20[4] and was replaced as captain by Graham Manou.[5]

Following the end of the 2007/08 season, Adcock was not offered a new contract.[6]

Return to Law[edit]

In 2009 he joined Law firm Fenwick Elliott Grace with his principal area of practice being Construction and Engineering.[7]

A commercial lawyer, He later became a partner at Lynch Meyer.[2]


He was appointed as a Board Member of the South Australian Cricket Association in May 2014.[8]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Adelaidean -- Nathan declares: we’re athlete friendly". Retrieved 2016-12-14. 
  2. ^ a b "Nathan Adcock - Lynch Meyer Lawyers". Lynch Meyer Lawyers. Retrieved 2016-12-14. 
  3. ^ "Nathan Adcock named SA cricket captain - Breaking News - Sport - Breaking News". Retrieved 2016-12-14. 
  4. ^ "Adcock not safe as Redbacks captain". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2016-12-14. 
  5. ^ "Redbacks dump skipper - Cricket - Sport -". Retrieved 2016-12-14. 
  6. ^ "Adcock dumped by SA". ABC News. 2008-06-06. Retrieved 2016-12-14. 
  7. ^ "Nathan Adcock". Retrieved 2016-12-14. 
  8. ^ "Nathan Adcock wants a longer innings". Retrieved 2016-12-14.