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Jimmy Adams

Player: West Indies (1992-2001)

Jimmy Adams' international career spanned almost a decade and 181 matches for the West Indies in the 1990s and 2000s.

A willowy left-handed batsman and useful left-arm spinner, Adams made a Bradmanesque start to his Test career, playing in a West Indies side featuring the likes of Brian Lara, Richie Richardson, Curtly Ambrose and Courtney Walsh.

After making 79* on debut as the West Indies won the first Test involving South Africa since their readmission to the Test arena, the Jamiacan made his first ton against England in 1994. That was followed by three tons in four Tests against India and New Zealand in the winter of 1994/5 to establish Adams as one of the pre-eminent international batsmen.

While his form never quite reached those dizzying heights again, he remained a consistent performer for the West Indies over the next six years.

He was named captain of a team in decline in 2000 and despite a strong start against Zimbabwe and Pakistan, Adams' side became the first West Indies team to lose a Test series to England in 31 years. Later that year they were humbled 5-0 in Australia, a series which was to be Adams' last as both player and captain.

Since retirement, Adams has continued to be heavily involved with the game in both a coaching and administrative capacity. He has had stints as Technical Director of youth cricket in his native Jamaica, as Manager of the West Indies' under 19s and as President of the Federation of International Cricketers' Associations.

At the start of 2012 he took up a new post as Coach of English county side Kent.

Adams joined the WCC in April 2012.

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