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Sidney Adams      

Full name Sidney Clarke Adams

Born August 17, 1904, Northampton

Died March 24, 1945, near Hamminkelu, Germany (aged 40 years 219 days)

Major teams Northamptonshire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 11 16 1 158 87 10.53 0 1 5 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 11 359 250 13 6/32 19.23 4.17 27.6 1 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1926 - 1932
Profile

Sidney Adams, was killed while crossing the Rhine with Allied forces on March 24, 1945, aged 40. He was a council clerk and leg-spinner who took wickets with his first two balls in first-class cricket, playing for Northamptonshire against Dublin University in 1926. Adams had scored 87 earlier in the game and finished with figures of 6 for 32. His first wicket was that of Samuel Beckett, later winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. Adams's later career was less illustrious than his victim's, though he played nine more games for the county.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

Country Fixtures Country Results
Derbyshire v Kent at Derby - May 22-25
Kent won by 7 wickets
Glamorgan v Essex at Cardiff - May 22-25
Match drawn
Gloucs v Northants at Bristol - May 22-25
Match drawn
Hampshire v Notts at Southampton - May 22-25
Hampshire won by 69 runs
Middlesex v Somerset at Lord's - May 22-25
Match drawn
Warwickshire v Durham at Birmingham - May 22-25
Durham won by 4 wickets
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