Birth date 20 Jan 1977 (43 years)
Nationality South Africa South Africa
Position Bowler
Nickname Gogga
Team history
Western Province cricket team (South Africa) 1995 - 2008
Cape Cobras 2005 - 2008
Cape Cobras 2004 - 2005
South Africa 1996 - 2003

Paul Regan Adams is a left arm slow unorthodox spinner and a right handed batsman with the South African cricket team. He has also played for the Cape Cobras and Western Province cricket teams.

Paul Adams has been playing first class cricket since 1995 and was famous for his bowling action. He made his debut in International cricket in a test match against England at Port Elizabeth in 1995. After getting run out at no runs in the first innings when he came on to bat, Adams claimed 3 wickets in 37 overs and gave away just 75 runs. In the second innings, Adams claimed another wicket and gave away 51 runs in 28 overs. The match however resulted in a draw.

In 1996, Adams debuted in One day International in a match against England at Cape Town. Adams was only made to bowl 2 overs and gave away 18 runs. South Africa went on to win the match by 6 runs. Adams was accompanied by Jacques Kallis and Shaun Pollock who were also debuting in the one day team. Adams was a member of the 1996 South Africa World Cup Squad.

In a total of 45 test matches, Adams has scored 360 runs and claimed 134 wickets at an economy of 2.98 runs per over. His career best test figures are 7 wickets for 128 runs in an innings. He also has a total of 29 wickets at an economy of 4.40 runs per over in the 24 One day Internationals’ that he has played.