Full name James Henry Kenneth Adams
Born September 23, 1980, Winchester, Hampshire
Current age 34 years 346 days
Major teams Auckland, British Universities, England Lions, Hampshire, Hampshire 2nd XI, Loughborough MCCU, Marylebone Cricket Club
Playing role Opening batsman
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Left-arm medium
Height 6 ft 1 in
Education Sherborne School, Loughborough University
|Last First-class||Durham v Hampshire at Chester-le-Street, Sep 1-3, 2015 scorecard|
|List A debut||2002|
|Last List A||Gloucestershire v Hampshire at Bristol, Aug 26, 2015 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Hampshire v Middlesex at Southampton, Jun 22, 2005 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Hampshire v Glamorgan at Southampton, Jul 3, 2015 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|4, 3||Hampshire||v Durham||Chester-le-Street||1 Sep 2015||FC|
|97||Hampshire||v Gloucs||Bristol||26 Aug 2015||LA|
|-||Hampshire||v Notts||Nottingham||19 Aug 2015||LA|
|53||Hampshire||v Lancashire||Southampton||17 Aug 2015||LA|
|0, 6||Hampshire||v Warwickshire||Southampton||7 Aug 2015||FC|
|41||Hampshire||v Warwickshire||Birmingham||5 Aug 2015||LA|
|23||Hampshire||v Essex||Southampton||4 Aug 2015||LA|
|13*||Hampshire||v Glamorgan||Cardiff||2 Aug 2015||LA|
|53*||Hampshire||v Middlesex||Southampton||1 Aug 2015||LA|
|47||Hampshire||v Kent||Canterbury||30 Jul 2015||LA|
Jimmy Adams, a talented opening batsman and brilliant fielder, has been a fine servant for his home county, Hampshire, for over a decade. Higher honours have passed him by but at domestic level he has enjoyed great success in one-day cricket and has grown into a fine captain since being appointed in 2012. He was awarded a benefit for 2015.
Adams has been a central part of a golden era for Hampshire in one-day cricket, winning trophies in 2009, 2010, and a double in 2012. First-class performances have waned in that period and Adams was tasked with reviving the club following relegation in the County Championship 2011. He guided Hampshire back up by winning the Division Two title in 2014.
Born in Winchester, Adams represented England Under-19s and broke into the Hampshire side at the end of the 2002 season, after which he became a regular. In 2005 he was part of the side who finished runners-up in the County Championship. A year later he made 168 as Hampshire chased down 404 to win at Headingley and scored over 1000 runs in a season for the first-time, earning his county cap after an unbeaten 262 at Trent Bridge.
He made over 1000 Championship runs in both 2009 and 2010. Both seasons also brought one-day success with a Friends Provident Trophy win, where Adams made a half-century in the final, and a maiden T20 title respectively as Adams became the first player to score over 600 runs in a domestic T20 season. Hampshire's victory on their home ground was the first of four consecutive Finals Day appearances which also saw them lift the title in Cardiff in 2012.
2012 was also Hampshire's first summer back in Division Two of the County Championship and Adams was made captain. He showed the way with 987 runs at a shade under 50 but it would be two more seasons before Adams could celebrate promotion. Adams made 1215 runs as Hampshire won the Division Two title in 2014.
Hampshire Young Player of the Year 1998
R Ashwin and Ishant Sharma dismantled the the opposition, Amit Mishra came back strongly, and Virat Kohli grew as captain during the series win in Sri Lanka
He averages better than Rohit Sharma but still has to fight for a place in the Test side, mostly because he doesn't play ODIs
On a steaming Colombo day, victory did not come easily to India. But the team kept its focus, intensity and clarity of thought going, and reaped the benefits
Stats highlights from the third Test between Sri Lanka and India at the SSC where India completed a rare away series win
For the fifth time in the last year and a half, India had their opponents five down for less than 100 only to let the lower order off the hook
Cheteshwar Pujara's century was proof that at times in Test match play, survival need not mean mere tentativeness but the ability to wait for simpler things, like the loose ball
If other men were witness to as much incompetence as Angelo Mathews has become used to, dressing rooms might have been set ablaze