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Full name James Henry Kenneth Adams
Born September 23, 1980, Winchester, Hampshire
Current age 33 years 331 days
Major teams Auckland, British Universities, England Lions, Hampshire, Hampshire 2nd XI, Loughborough MCCU, Marylebone Cricket Club
Playing role Opening batsman
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Left-arm medium
Height 6 ft 1 in
Education Sherborne School, Loughborough University
|Last First-class||Kent v Hampshire at Canterbury, Aug 15-18, 2014 scorecard|
|List A debut||2002|
|Last List A||Essex v Hampshire at Chelmsford, Aug 13, 2014 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Hampshire v Middlesex at Southampton, Jun 22, 2005 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Nottinghamshire v Hampshire at Nottingham, Aug 3, 2014 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|30, 97||Hampshire||v Kent||Canterbury||15 Aug 2014||FC|
|37||Hampshire||v Essex||Chelmsford||13 Aug 2014||LA|
|-||Hampshire||v Worcs||Southampton||11 Aug 2014||LA|
|17||Hampshire||v Northants||Southampton||8 Aug 2014||LA|
|24||Hampshire||v Leics||Southampton||6 Aug 2014||LA|
|0||Hampshire||v Notts||Nottingham||3 Aug 2014||T20|
|48||Hampshire||v Gloucs||Bristol||31 Jul 2014||LA|
|41||Hampshire||v Lancashire||Manchester||27 Jul 2014||LA|
|0||Hampshire||v Derbyshire||Derby||26 Jul 2014||LA|
|15||Hampshire||v Essex||Chelmsford||22 Jul 2014||T20|
Jimmy Adams, a talented opening batsman and brilliant fielder, has been a fine servant for his home county, Hampshire, for over a decade. Higher honours have passed him by but at domestic level he has enjoyed great success in one-day cricket and has grown into a fine captain since being appointed in 2012.
He represented England Under-19s and broke into the Hampshire side at the end of the 2002 season, after which he became a regular in the side. In 2005 he was part of Hampshire's C&G Trophy-winning side who also finished runners-up in the County Championship. A year later he made 168 as Hampshire chased down 404 to win at Headingley and scored over 1,000 runs in a season for the first-time, earning his county cap after an unbeaten 262 at Trent Bridge.
He put up big numbers in the Championship in 2009 and 2010 but it was that season when he came into his own as a Twenty20 batsman. He became the first player to score over 600 runs in a domestic T20 season and led Hampshire to the title, the first of four consecutive finals day appearances.
He form saw him selected for England's performance squad who travelled to Australia and a deal with Auckland Aces, whom he went on to play for in the Champions League T20 in India. England Lions selection then followed for the tour to the Caribbean.
Hampshire Young Player of the Year 1998