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Former New Zealand pace bowler Andre Adams has signed a three-month deal that will see him play for Hampshire for the first part of next year’s County season.
This will end Adams’ eight-year stay with Nottinghamshire, which was where he established himself as one of the most consistent bowlers in the County Championship.
Adams’ most prolific season came in 2010 when he took 68 wickets at an incredible average of 22.61 to help Nottinghamshire win the County Championship.
Adams decided to bring his professional career to an end since he is interested in entering the coaching business.
“The intention was to finish my professional career here but I’ve got a small gap at the start of next season in my coaching regime which is three months to do what I want,” Adams said. “The opportunity to work in a different club and environment is a massive part of my learning curve. I’ll get to put things into play that I’ve learned here and at Auckland. It’ll allow me to grow.
“It’s a selfish move for me, but I need to take those opportunities. It has been great for me here but everything has to end. Sometimes you forget that as a professional sportsman, your career has to come to an end and my time with Notts is over as of September.”
Hampshire’s director of cricket, Giles White, added: “Andre has an excellent record and will add quality and experience to the bowling attack. We hope he has an impact both on and off the pitch during the first half of the 2015 season.”