Jimmy Adams

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Jimmy Adams
Personal information
Full nameJames Clive Adams
Born (1968-01-09) 9 January 1968 (age 51)
Port Maria, Jamaica
BattingLeft-handed
Bowling Slow left arm orthodox
Role Batsman
International information
National side
Test debut (cap  199)18 April 1992 v  South Africa
Last Test6 January 2001 v  Australia
ODI debut (cap  64)17 December 1992 v  Pakistan
Last ODI9 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
Matches54127202228
Runs scored3,0122,20411,2345,319
Batting average 41.2628.6239.6934.53
100s/50s6/140/1425/541/34
Top score208* 82208* 112
Balls bowled2,8531,8569,7893,532
Wickets 274310383
Bowling average 49.4834.8640.3932.89
5 wickets in innings 1111
10 wickets in match0000
Best bowling5/175/375/175/37
Catches/stumpings 48/068/5177/0117/7
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]

Cricket Team sport played with bats and balls

Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of eleven players on a field at the centre of which is a 20-metre (22-yard) pitch with a wicket at each end, each comprising two bails balanced on three stumps. The batting side scores runs by striking the ball bowled at the wicket with the bat, while the bowling and fielding side tries to prevent this and dismiss each player. Means of dismissal include being bowled, when the ball hits the stumps and dislodges the bails, and by the fielding side catching the ball after it is hit by the bat, but before it hits the ground. When ten players have been dismissed, the innings ends and the teams swap roles. The game is adjudicated by two umpires, aided by a third umpire and match referee in international matches. They communicate with two off-field scorers who record the match's statistical information.

Captain (cricket) member of a cricket team

The captain of a cricket team, often referred to as the skipper, is the appointed leader, having several additional roles and responsibilities over and above those of the other players. As in other sports, the captain is usually experienced and has good communication skills, and is likely to be one of the most regular members of the team, as the captain often has a say in team selection. Before the game the captains toss for innings. During the match the captain decides the team's batting order, who will bowl each over, and where each fielder will be positioned. While the captain has the final say, decisions are often collaborative. A captain's knowledge of the complexities of cricket strategy and tactics, and shrewdness in the field, may contribute significantly to the team's success.

Left-arm orthodox spin cricket bowling style

Left-arm orthodox spin also known as slow left-arm orthodox spin bowling is a type of left-arm finger off spin bowling in the sport of cricket. Left-arm orthodox spin is bowled by a left-arm bowler using the fingers to spin the ball from right to left of the cricket pitch.

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He retired from all cricket in 2004 after a twenty-year career, ending with a Test batting average of 41.26 [2] with a highest score of 208 not out against New Zealand at St. John's, Antigua and Barbuda in 1995.

St. Johns, Antigua and Barbuda City in Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda

St. John's is the capital and largest city of Antigua and Barbuda, located in the West Indies in the Caribbean Sea and with a population of 22,193, St. John's is the commercial centre of the nation and the chief port of the island of Antigua.

Domestic career

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.

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International career

Making his mark

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.

Test cricket The longest form of cricket

Test cricket is the form of the sport of cricket with the longest match duration, and is considered the game's highest standard. Test matches are played between national representative teams that have been granted ‘Test status’, as determined and conferred by the International Cricket Council (ICC). The term Test stems from the fact that the long, gruelling matches are mentally and physically testing. Two teams of 11 players each play a four-innings match, which may last up to five days. It is generally considered the most complete examination of a team's endurance and ability.

Bridgetown Capital city in Saint Michael, Barbados

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Run (cricket) run scored in cricket

In cricket, a run is the unit of scoring. The team with the most runs wins in many versions of the game, and always draws at worst, except for some results decided by the Duckworth–Lewis method. One run is scored when a batsman has hit the ball with the bat, or with a gloved hand holding the bat, and directed it away from the fielders so that both the striker and the non-striker are able to run the length of the pitch, crossing each other and arriving safely at the other end of the pitch, before the fielders can retrieve the ball.

Captaincy

Adams was appointed as West Indies captain in 2000, replacing Brian Lara. He would not last long: after 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. [2] News of his impending termination was broken to Adams by friend and national TV reporter, Peter Furst. Adams 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. [3]

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Coaching career

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

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In 2017, Kent County Cricket Club competed in Division Two of the County Championship, the Royal London One-Day Cup and the NatWest t20 Blast. In addition, before the start of the English cricket season, Kent competed in the 2016–17 Regional Super50, the List A competition of the West Indian domestic season. This was the first time that any English county had competed in an overseas domestic competition. The invitation to take part in the tournament was largely due to the influence of former West Indian captain Jimmy Adams who had been Kent's Head Coach until September 2016.

References

  1. 1 2 Jimmy Adams: Kent head coach leaves after five seasons in charge, BBC Sport, 2016-10-17. Retrieved 2016-10-17.
  2. 1 2 The perils of captaincy, CricInfo. Retrieved 2019-01-14.
  3. Furst, Peter, The Winning Edge (Sydney: Lime Grove House Publishing, 2002) ISBN   1-876798-72-6
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