Full name James Clive Adams
Born January 9, 1968, Port Maria, St Mary, Jamaica
Current age 49 years 281 days
Major teams West Indies, Berkshire, Free State, Jamaica, Nottinghamshire
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox
Fielding position Wicketkeeper
|Test debut||West Indies v South Africa at Bridgetown, Apr 18-23, 1992 scorecard|
|Last Test||Australia v West Indies at Sydney, Jan 2-6, 2001 scorecard|
|ODI debut||Pakistan v West Indies at Sydney, Dec 17, 1992 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Australia v West Indies at Melbourne, Feb 9, 2001 scorecard|
|First-class span||1984/85 - 2002/03|
|List A debut||1984/85|
|Last List A||Nottinghamshire v Wiltshire at Nottingham, May 17, 2004 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|0/21, 42||WI Masters||v SA Masters||Bridgetown||2 Dec 2009||Other T20|
|0/4||WI Masters||v Eng Masters||Bridgetown||30 Nov 2009||Other T20|
|2/17||PCA XI||v Derbyshire||Derby||14 Sep 2007||Other T20|
|20||Lashings XI||v DSR Sports Select XI||Leeds||24 Jun 2007||Other OD|
|17, 1/14||Lashings XI||v The Bunburys||Alconbury||22 Jun 2007||Other OD|
|1/34||Lashings XI||v Brighton Col||Brighton||21 Jun 2007||Other OD|
|21, 1/17||Lashings XI||v Cambridge U||Cambridge||13 Jun 2007||Other OD|
|1c/0s||PCA XI||v Sri Lankans||Arundel||13 Jun 2006||Other|
In the first half of his career, Jimmy Adams generated phenomenal statistics. After 12 Tests, only Bradman had a better record than his 1132 runs at 87, yet Adams never developed an aura to match his average.
Born in Jamaica to a pair of doctors, he grew up as a clinical left-hander, willowy and strong off his legs, whose unblinking concentration shone out through a string of big hundreds and not-outs. In the mid-'90s, however, he suffered a crisis of confidence, a problem that may have stemmed from an unfortunate incident on the 1995 tour of England. Batting in fading light, Adams ducked into a bouncer from Somerset's Andre van Troost, shattering his cheekbone.
An increasingly defensive player, especially when facing spin, he proved just as negative in his tactics when appointed captain in 2000. His tenure started well with four wins and two draws in his first six games, but thereafter a weak side lost their way and he lost seven of his next eight matches, culminating in a 5-0 whitewash in Australia. That tour marked the end of his Test career.
At the start of 2006 he was back involved with West Indies cricket as the manager of the Under-19 side. In 2008, Adams succeeded Barry Richards as the president of the Federation of International Cricketers' Associations. Later in the year, he was appointed technical director of Jamaica's cricket development programme.
Adams was appointed head coach at Kent in January 2012.