Andre Adams came to Nottinghamshire in 2007 having spent two seasons at Essex and as a veteran of 42 one-day internationals for New Zealand. His one test appearance was against England at Eden Park in April 2002 in which he took six wickets, including those of Michael Vaughan, Nasser Hussain and Andrew Flintoff.

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.

The club registered Adams as an overseas player for the 2007 season, during which he played four LV County Championship games for the club, with a six wicket haul against local rivals Derbyshire his best performance. Adams's West Indian parentage - he was born in Auckland to a mother from Guyana and a father from St Vincent - enabled him play under the Kolpak ruling until he left the County in 2014.

Adams, a right arm fast-medium bowler with a clever mix of slower balls and cutters, was the club’s player of the year in 2010 and 2011 and was leading wicket-taker in 2012 and finished with 344 wickets in red ball cricket with a best return of 7-32. He was a keen fielder and if his batting figures are not quite all-rounder class, he contributed many useful runs, particularly in white ball cricket, with nine first class Fifties and a top score of 84.