Paul Adams (cricketer)

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Paul Adams
Personal information
Full name Paul Regan Adams
Born (1977-01-20) 20 January 1977 (age 40)
Cape Town, South Africa
Nickname Gogga
Batting Right-handed
Bowling Left-arm wrist spin
Role Bowler
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 263) 26 December 1995 v England
Last Test 10 March 2004 v New Zealand
ODI debut (cap 37) 9 January 1996 v England
Last ODI 10 July 2003 v Zimbabwe
Domestic team information
Years Team
1995–2008 Western Province
2004–2005 Western Province Boland
2005–2008 Cape Cobras
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 45 24 141 76
Runs scored 360 66 1752 180
Batting average 9.00 16.50 17.17 11.25
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 0/2 0/0
Top score 35 48* 70 33*
Balls bowled 8850 1109 27102 3156
Wickets 134 29 412 84
Bowling average 32.87 28.10 32.66 26.92
5 wickets in innings 4 0 16 0
10 wickets in match 1 3 0
Best bowling 7/128 3/26 9/79 3/12
Catches/stumpings 29/– 7/– 73/– 22/–
Source: Cricinfo, 30 August 2009

Paul Regan Adams (born 20 January 1977 in Cape Town) is a former South African cricketer. A chinaman bowler with a unique bowing action, Adams played for the Test and ODI teams for national team sporadically since the 1990s. Meanwhile, his first class cricket career registered 412 wickets.[1]

He is currently (2015–16) the coach of the Cape Cobras cricket team.

Bowling action

Adams's bowling action was highly unorthodox and Mike Gatting likened it to a "frog in a blender".[1] Though his action initially caught world batsmen by surprise, he was soon exposed for lack of variety by the Australians. As such, he became less effective.

International career

In December 2006 he was recalled to the Test side for the series against India, only to be dropped from the squad before the first Test. He held the ball with two fingers of his left hand (thumb, and the index finger). He announced his retirement from professional cricket on 2 October 2008, more than four years after his last Test match and five years after his last ODI.[1]

A graph showing Adams' test career bowling statistics and how they have varied over time.

International record

Test 5 Wicket hauls

# Figures Match Opponent Venue City Country Year
1 6/55 5  India Green Park Stadium Kanpur India 1996
2 5/37 37  Bangladesh MA Aziz Stadium Chittagong Bangladesh 2003
3 5/69
4 7/128 42  Pakistan Gaddafi Stadium Lahore Pakistan 2003

Test 10 Wicket hauls

# Figures Match Opponent Venue City Country Year
1 10/106 37  Bangladesh MA Aziz Stadium Chittagong Bangladesh 2003

International awards

One Day International Cricket

Man of the Match awards

S No Opponent Venue Date Match Performance Result
1 England Buffalo Park, East London 19 January 1996 0 (3 balls) ; 9-1-26-3  South Africa won by 14 runs.[2]
2 India Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah 19 April 1996 10-0-30-3 ; DNB  South Africa won by 5 wickets.[3]

Notes

  1. ^ a b c Manthorp, Neil. "Player Profile: Paul Adams". CricInfo. Retrieved 2009-08-02. 
  2. ^ "1995-1996 South Africa v England - 6th Match - East London". 
  3. ^ "1995-1996 Pepsi Sharjah Cup - 6th Match - India v South Africa - Sharjah". 

External links

  • Paul Adams at CricketArchive (subscription required)
  • Paul Adams at ESPNcricinfo
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