James Henry Kenneth Adams is an English cricketer who plays for the Hampshire County Cricket Club. He was born on 23rd September 1980 in Winchester, Hampshire. Primarily a left-handed batsman, Adams is also a part time medium-pace bowler and a brilliant fielder as well.
After representing England in Under-15s and Under-19s teams, Adams made his debut for Hampshire in 2002. He became the captain of Loughborough UCCE in 2003. He scored his first century in first-class in a match against Somerset in 2003. He was also a part of Cheltenham & Gloucester Trophy winning team of Hampshire in 2005.
Adams helped Hampshire in winning the Friends Provident Trophy in 2009 by making half-centuries in the semi-final as well as the finals sharing healthy opening partnerships with Michael Lumb. He contributed 55 in a partnership of 93 runs with Lumb in the final match played at Lord’s against Sussex.
On 22 August 2009, James Adams reached the landmark of five thousand runs in the first class cricket. During the County Championship season of 2009, he scored 1,280 runs at a batting average of 53.33 and became the leading run scorer for Hampshire in the season.
His first ever one-day century came in a match against Warwickshire in 2010. He has also made a couple of centuries in twenty20 cricket.
James Adams was chosen as Hampshire’s Young Player of the Year in 1998.