County news August 6, 2007

Adams denies Derbyshire rumours

Cricinfo staff

Chris Adams, who left Sussex for Yorkshire in the close season only to stage a remarkable u-turn days later, is again being linked with a move away from Hove.

Adams, who led Sussex to two Championships in 2003 and 2006, admitted that he has held talks with Derbyshire but denied that he had applied for the vacancy as their director of cricket following the resignation of David Houghton last month. At the weekend Derbyshire chairman Don Arnott said that Adams was among 30 applicants for the post.

"I want to clear this mystery up once and for all," Adams told the Argus newspaper. "I have not applied for the Derbyshire job and I will not be applying. Obviously the situation up there is always of interest to me. I had 11 years there and still have some close friends in Derbyshire.

"I was flattered by their interest but I am 100% focused on trying to bring more success to Sussex. I have a two-year contract and I am 100% sure that I will end my playing days with Sussex."