Jimmy Adams takes charge at Canterbury

January 3, 2012

St Lawrence ground

by AMberry

Former West Indies captain Jimmy Adams has been appointed the new head coach at Kent County Cricket Clubs and replaces Paul Farbrace who left the post at the end of last season.

Adams will start in his new job in the South-East of England in early February. Adams has been recently working as a pundit alongside Rob Key, Kent’s captain in the Sky Sports studios.

The 43 year old played 54 Test matches for the West Indies, and 127 one-day internationals. His highest Test score was 208 not out in 1996 against New Zealand. Adams finished his Test career with a very respectable batting average of 41.26. The left handed batsman also bowled some useful slow left arm overs for his country.

Adams, who was born in Jamaica, has not had a vast amount of experience in coaching, despite previously coaching the West Indies U19 team. Kent will be hoping that the knowledge Adams gained through his playing career will help the county back into division one of the County Championship.

Adams was delighted with the move to his new club and said: “Kent are a county with a proud history and tradition. I look forward to working towards further success in the year to come and can’t wait to get started.”

Chris Murtagh 03/01/2012

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