A veteran of 42 one-day internationals for New Zealand with his one test appearance coming against England at Eden Park in April 2002. He took six wickets in the game including those of Michael Vaughan, Nasser Hussain and Andrew Flintoff.

The 32-year-old right-arm enjoyed a short spell with the club in 2007 during which he played four LV County Championship games for the club, taking six wickets against Derbyshire. Although Adams used to be registered as an overseas player during his 2007 spell, his West Indian parentage has allowed him play under the Kolpak ruling in recent years.

Born in Auckland to a mother from Guyana and a father from St Vincent, Adams' most memorable international performance came against the West Indies in the 2003 Cricket World Cup, when he took 4-44 and hit 35 off 24 balls to earn a vital win for the Black Caps.

Adams was the club’s player of the year in 2010 and 2011 and was leading wicket-taker in 2012.