Jimmy Adams

Jimmy Adams

Head Coach 2012-16

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Player Biography

Jimmy Adams played 54 Test matches and 127 One Day Internationals for the West Indies during a nine year international career, which culminated with his appointment as Captain. Adams retired from Test cricket with a batting average of 41.26 and a highest Test score of 208 not out.

Since retirement from cricket in 2004, Adams has coached the West Indies Under 19 team and most recently has been Technical Director of Jamaica Cricket. He is also the President of the Federation of International Cricketers’ Association (FICA) a position he has held since 2008.

Jimmy Adams commented on his appointment as Kent Cricket Head Coach in January 2012; “I am delighted to be given this opportunity as Head Coach at Kent Cricket. They 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.”

He signed a contract extension in October 2014 to remain at the club.

The former West Indies star said: “I am delighted to sign a new contract and myself and the support staff want to reward the faith the club have shown in us with success over the coming years.

“We have a good group of players and I am hoping the emerging talent will continue their development alongside a core of experienced players like Rob. His experience as captain will be vital to help us guide the team on and off the pitch.

“I’d like to thank the players and support staff of coaches, physios, analyst and our psychologist for their support over the season.

“Off the pitch, the Members and Supporters have been great too and their backing is vital to our progress as a team.”

Chairman of cricket Graham Johnson said: “When Jimmy joined Kent he stated his desire to be “in for the long run” to establish sustainable high level playing performance at the club.

“The ground work has been done and now the challenge is to find that extra performance to deliver to rising expectations.

“He has always set high standards based on his considerable cricket experience and we are pleased that he has committed to continue the work he came in to do.

“Continuity is an important factor in delivering over longer periods and having so many players committing to the club says much about the player support they have seen established under Jimmy and the overall environment that has been created.

“Whilst the additional player support brought in over the last season has been an important factor in achieving the improvements to date, the man at the top sets the tone and we look forward to seeing that further development delivered in the coming season.”