Full name Andre Ryan Adams
Born July 17, 1975, Auckland
Current age 40 years 346 days
Major teams New Zealand, Auckland, Essex, Hampshire, Hampshire 2nd XI, Herefordshire, Kolkata Tigers, Marylebone Cricket Club, Nottinghamshire
Playing role Allrounder
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
Height 5 ft 11 in
Education West Lake Boys, Auckland
|Only Test||New Zealand v England at Auckland, Mar 30-Apr 3, 2002 scorecard|
|ODI debut||New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Sharjah, Apr 10, 2001 scorecard|
|Last ODI||New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Auckland, Jan 6, 2007 scorecard|
|T20I debut||New Zealand v Australia at Auckland, Feb 17, 2005 scorecard|
|Last T20I||New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Auckland, Dec 26, 2006 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Yorkshire v Hampshire at Leeds, May 10-13, 2015 scorecard|
|List A debut||1997/98|
|Last List A||Central Districts v Auckland at New Plymouth, Feb 5, 2012 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Leicestershire v Essex at Leicester, Jul 19, 2004 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Wellington v Auckland at Wellington, Jan 18, 2013 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|3/68, 8, 0/34, 0||Hampshire||v Yorkshire||Leeds||10 May 2015||FC|
|3/93, 31, 0/51||Hampshire||v Notts||Southampton||26 Apr 2015||FC|
|6, 2/54, 13*, 1/59||Hampshire||v Warwickshire||Birmingham||19 Apr 2015||FC|
|2/73, 0||Hants 2nd XI||v Smrst 2nd XI||Taunton||13 Apr 2015||Other|
|3/60, 3, 3/53||Notts||v Northants||Northampton||15 Aug 2014||FC|
|4/45, 8, 0/90, 6||Notts||v Lancashire||Liverpool||13 Jul 2014||FC|
|2, 4/67, 9, 0/70||Notts||v Warwickshire||Birmingham||29 Jun 2014||FC|
|3/47, 2, 3/103||Notts||v Somerset||Nottingham||22 Jun 2014||FC|
|3/91, 12, 1/67||Notts||v Middlesex||Nottingham||14 Jun 2014||FC|
|0, 2/59, 0, 2/24||Notts||v Yorkshire||Leeds||8 Jun 2014||FC|
Andre Adams, an all-rounder, albeit better known latterly for his right-arm swing bowling than his uninhibited late-order hitting, added a touch of dash to New Zealand's one-day armoury in what could be regarded as the first phase of his career before making his mark as a highly-regarded and crowd-pleasing player in the English professional game
He struggled to make a consistent impact with his bowling on the international stage and lost his place in early 2007, signalling the end of his international career. His first taste of county cricket was with Essex between 2004-6 but it was Nottinghamshire who saw the best of him. He joined them as a Kolpak player in 2008 and found the responsive seam-bowling conditions at Trent Bridge so perfect for his skills that he began a long association with the county.
Adams made his Test debut against England at Auckland in 2002 and took three wickets in each innings. But a series of back injuries on the West Indies tour of 2002 allowed Jacob Oram to move ahead of him in the pecking order, and he was not selected again. He played in the 2003 World Cup but again soon lost his place.
He had a productive 2006-07 domestic season for Auckland, claiming 32 wickets at 18.78 in New Zealand's domestic first-class State Championship and scoring 318 runs at 39.75. But this was overshadowed by a one-month suspension for grabbing and shaking the helmet of Central Districts batsman Bevan Griggs.
Along the way, Adams was recalled for three ODIs against Sri Lanka in December but was overlooked for the World Cup and lost his national contract in May 2007. He was overlooked again the following season, despite impressive performances in the State Championship, and signed a two-year contract with the short-lived Indian Cricket League.
In 2008, Adams joined Nottinghamshire, initially on a two-year deal. He was named the club's player of the year in consecutive seasons, after taking 68 first-class wickets as Nottinghamshire won the County Championship in 2010. Between 2011 and 2013, he took more than 50 Championship wickets in each of the three seasons and only Monty Panesar and Alan Richardson could point to such consistency.
In all, he took 344 first-class wickets for Notts at 24.18 including 16 five-wicket hauls and three 10-wicket match tallies. Renowned for an all-or-nothing approach to batting -- his 31 sixes in the 2011 season was the highest tally in England in first-class cricket -- he had three first-class centuries to his name.
He ended his eight-year association with Nottinghamshire at the end of the 2014 season, accepting a three-month playing contract at Hampshire as he began an envisaged move into coaching.
Adams played only first-class matches in England but appeared in 50 and 20-over games during the English close season. He was part of the Auckland Aces side that won New Zealand's domestic one-day cup and Twenty20 tournaments in 2010-11 and represented them in the Champions League T20 in India. The Aces retained their T20 crown in 2011-12. Adams also appeared in the first Bangladesh Premier League, for eventual semi-finalists, Khulna Royal Bengals.
He understands the Indian mentality better and doesn't have to deal with star players on the wane
Test cricket needs to be given back to the people. Everybody must buy in to this bigger picture or the moment will pass us by