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.
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Country Fixtures Country Results
Derbyshire v Leics at Derby - Sep 23-26
Derbyshire 139/3
Essex v Worcs at Chelmsford - Sep 23-26
Worcs 84 Essex 12/1
Glamorgan v Hampshire at Cardiff - Sep 23-26
Hampshire 106/5
Kent v Gloucs at Canterbury - Sep 23-26
Gloucs 80/8
Lancashire v Middlesex at Manchester - Sep 23-26
Middlesex 92/3
Northants v Sussex at Northampton - Sep 23-26
Sussex 100/4
Warwickshire v Durham at Birmingham - Sep 23-26
Durham 79/6
Yorkshire v Somerset at Leeds - Sep 23-26
Yorkshire 132/3
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