Jimmy Adams

Country: England
Born: September 23, 1980, Winchester, Hampshire
Height: 6ft 1in
Batting Style: Left hand Bat
Bowling Style: Left arm Medium
Playing role: Opening Batter

Jimmy Adams Bio

James Henry Kenneth Adams, born in Winchester, England, is a former professional cricket player who had a successful career playing for Hampshire County Cricket Club. Known for his dedication, selflessness, and brilliant fielding, Adams made significant contributions to his team both as a batsman and as a captain.

Adams made his first-class debut for Hampshire in 2002, quickly establishing himself as an important player for the team. In 2005, he was part of the side that finished runners-up in the County Championship, displaying his potential as a top-order batsman. The following year, Adams showcased his skills by scoring an impressive 168 runs as Hampshire chased down 404 to win at Headingley. This remarkable display of batting prowess earned him his county cap, and he went on to score over 1,000 runs in a season for the first time, cementing his position in the team.

Adams’ contributions to Hampshire were not limited to the longer format of the game. He played a central role in the team’s success in one-day cricket, helping Hampshire secure trophies in 2009, 2010, and a double in 2012. His exceptional performance in the 2012 domestic T20 season saw him become the first player to score over 600 runs, leading Hampshire to victory on their home ground and subsequently lifting the title in Cardiff. Adams’ ability to excel in various formats of the game made him a valuable asset for Hampshire.

In 2012, Adams was appointed as the captain of Hampshire, taking over from Dominic Cork. Despite the added responsibilities, Adams continued to lead by example, scoring 987 runs at an average of just under 50 in his first season as captain. However, it took two more seasons for him to guide Hampshire back to the top division of the County Championship. In 2014, Adams played a pivotal role in Hampshire’s promotion, leading the team to win the Division Two title with his exceptional batting skills, including a match-winning double century against Leicestershire.

Adams retired from professional cricket in 2018 at the age of 38, leaving behind an impressive legacy. Over the course of his career, he amassed more than 20,000 runs in all competitions, showcasing his consistency and longevity as a player. Despite his accomplishments, Adams remained humble, stating that he would not teach any youngster to bat like him. His dedication and commitment to the sport were evident not only in his on-field performances but also in his off-field contributions, earning him the Clubman of the Year award in 2017.

While James Henry Kenneth Adams may not have received higher honours on the international stage, his contributions to Hampshire made him a true servant to his home county. A dedicated and selfless player, Adams will be remembered as a brilliant fielder, an accomplished opening batsman, and a respected captain who played an integral role in Hampshire’s success in both one-day and longer format cricket.

Jimmy Adams Career Stats

Jimmy Adams Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 233 409 30 14135 262* 37.29 - - 25 73 - - 188 0
List A 123 117 15 4032 131 39.52 4697 85.84 2 30 - - 51 0
T20s 135 124 14 2643 101* 24.02 2141 123.44 2 9 280 70 36 0

Jimmy Adams Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 233 - 1075 721 13 2/16 - 55.46 4.02 82.6 0 0 0
List A 123 - 79 105 1 1/34 1/34 105 7.97 79 0 0 0
T20s 135 3 36 60 0 - - - 10 - 0 0 0

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