Full name Nathan Tennyson Adcock
Born April 22, 1978, Campbelltown, South Australia
Current age 38 years 66 days
Major teams South Australia
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
Height 1.90 m
|Last First-class||Victoria v South Australia at Melbourne, Jan 21-24, 2008 scorecard|
|List A debut||1997/98|
|Last List A||South Australia v Tasmania at Adelaide, Feb 13, 2008 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||South Australia v Victoria at Adelaide, Jan 1, 2007 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||South Australia v Victoria at Adelaide, Jan 10, 2008 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|3/50, 2||South Aust||v Tasmania||Adelaide||13 Feb 2008||LA|
|31, 0/15||South Aust||v Victoria||Traralgon||27 Jan 2008||LA|
|20, 0/26, 3||South Aust||v Victoria||Melbourne||21 Jan 2008||FC|
|2/24, 0||South Aust||v Victoria||Adelaide||10 Jan 2008||T20|
|28||South Aust||v West Aust||Adelaide||8 Jan 2008||T20|
|39||South Aust||v Tasmania||Hobart||6 Jan 2008||T20|
|-||South Aust||v Queensland||Brisbane||4 Jan 2008||T20|
|19, 1/26||South Aust||v NSW||Adelaide||1 Jan 2008||T20|
|2/32||South Aust||v Queensland||Adelaide||23 Dec 2007||LA|
|3/45||South Aust||v West Aust||Perth||19 Dec 2007||LA|
A practising lawyer, Nathan Adcock's legal career was put on hold throughout 2007-08 after he was handed the South Australia captaincy. But his place was in doubt almost from the start and, with a first-class average of 13.83 for the season, in March he was axed from the Pura Cup squad, with his deputy Graham Manou taking over as captain.
He continued to lead their one-day campaign however, and with some success as they finished third, with his off-spin also proving useful.
The previous year Adcock had led the state's second XI and his club side, University, and despite his sporadic state appearances he was viewed as the best man to guide a young Redbacks line-up in the post-Lehmann era. He played only four first-class matches in 2006-07 but scored a half-century in the middle order in each of the last three games and topped South Australia's averages with 324 runs at 46.28.
His best was 95 in their sole Pura Cup win and he finished the summer in career-best form, having previously managed only 18 first-class games in nine seasons. In 2005-06, the Redbacks had not required him as the order became jammed.
Tall at 190cm, Adcock became a first-class player in 1997-98 and was an Academy representative in 1998, but until the latest campaign had managed only one century and a single fifty.
Cricinfo staff April 2008
List A Debut: South Australia v New South Wales at Sydney, 1997/98
Commonwealth Bank Cricket Academy 1998
He understands the Indian mentality better and doesn't have to deal with star players on the wane