Jimmy Adams

Jamaica

Cricket

B: September 1, 1968

Former world number 1 cricketer

Adams was a test captain for the West Indies. 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-í90s, 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 Somersetís 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 draw 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. A sharp catcher in the gully, his left-arm tweakers remain a handy sideline.

EVENT

PLACE

POINTS

MONEY

EVENT WINS
2003 British &Heat 3

6

12

N/A

None
TOTALS  

12

N/A

0


PERSONAL BESTS
Swimming - 50 Meters

32.29

2003 British Heat 3
Gym Tests - Squat Thrusts

65

2003 British Heat 3
Gym Tests - Dips

0

2003 British Heat 3
Gym Tests - Total

65

2003 British Heat 3
Kayaking

53.91

2003 British Heat 3
Football (Soccer Test)

0 - 50.02

2003 British Heat 3
800 Meter Run

2:24.36

2003 British Heat 3
Bike Race (Mountain Bikes)

2:44.07

2003 British Heat 3
Points Scored

12

2003 British Heat 3


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