Former New Zealand seam bowler Andre Adams has been appointed bowling coach of the NSW Blues.

Adams was a regular in the New Zealand one-day team and played almost two decades of first class cricket in New Zealand and England, claiming almost 700 first class wickets.

More recently Adams has been bowling coach with Auckland and acted as a consultant for the New Zealand Men’s and Women’s teams, the Black Caps and White Ferns.

Cricket NSW General Manager of Cricket Performance David Moore said that Adams has a wealth of experience which would be important in a Blues squad with a number of young fast bowlers.

“Andre was a fine cricketer for a long time and is now imparting that knowledge to the next generation of players,” Moore said.

“He brings a fresh approach to coaching which we believe will help broaden our senior bowlers and develop the exciting talent we have coming through.

“We look forward to Andre working closely with our bowlers in conjunction with head coach Phil Jaques during what is an exciting time in NSW cricket.”

Jaques said that NSW was not only investing in quality players and support staff but quality people.

“Andre comes highly recommended and we look forward to the significant contribution he can make across our squad,” Jaques said.

“Senior players will benefit from his approach as a solutions-based coach and the young fast bowlers we have in the squad will learn from a bowler who was successful in first class cricket for almost 20 years.”

Adams said he was excited to be joining Cricket NSW.

“NSW cricket has a wonderful culture of success and I’m delighted to be given the opportunity to help add to that culture,” Adams said.

He believes he can bring a different perspective as bowling coach.

“I’m not so much the technical bowling coach, I’m more how you manage situations and how you problem solve,” Adams said.

“We did a few things at training on Monday around `if you needed to do this how would you do it?’

“It’s what you need to do in a game, it’s just done a little differently than your traditional coaches.”

Andre Adams statistics

Matches

Wkts

Ave

BB

5wi

10wm

Tests

1

6

17.50

3-44

-

-

ODI

42

53

31.00

5-22

1

-

T20I

4

3

35.00

2-20

-

-

First Class

173

692

23.95

7-32

32

6

A List OD

165

209

28.50

5-7

4

-

T20

71

87

22.00

5-20

1

-