Adam Sanford

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Adam Sanford
Personal information
Born (1975-07-12) 12 July 1975 (age 43)
Dominica
BattingRight-handed
BowlingRight-arm fast-medium
RoleBowler
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 242)11 April 2002 
West Indies v India
Last Test19 March 2004 
West Indies v England
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
1997Windward Islands
2002–2008Leeward Islands
2002Antigua and Barbuda
Career statistics
Competition Test FC LA T20
Matches 11 57 4 3
Runs scored 72 453 18
Batting average 4.80 7.42 9.00
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 0/0
Top score 18* 37 16*
Balls bowled 2,217 11,089 146 50
Wickets 30 198 4 3
Bowling average 43.86 30.92 27.50 19.00
5 wickets in innings 0 5 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 2 n/a n/a
Best bowling 4/132 7/40 3/40 2/28
Catches/stumpings 4/– 23/– 0/– 1/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 5 April 2015

Adam Sanford (born 12 July 1975) is a former professional cricketer who played eleven Test matches for the West Indies between 2002 and 2004. He later qualified for the U.S. national team, playing three Twenty20 fixtures for them in 2013.

With the exception of a single first-class match for the Windward Islands in 1997, Sanford's West Indian domestic cricket was played for the Leeward Islands, despite being born in Dominica, which is a member of the Windward Islands Cricket Board of Control. Sanford played 11 Test matches for the West Indies, taking 15 wickets in five Tests in the 2001–02 home series against India, when he became the first indigenous Carib to play for the West Indies, he also went on a tour of New Zealand in June 2002, but after taking five wickets in two Tests including a bowling analysis of one for 101 in the final match, he was dropped for the tour of India the following season.

Sanford returned to the side a year and a half later, playing two Tests against South Africa and taking seven wickets, before rounding off his career so far with two home Tests against England, his bowling on that series was criticised by TV commentator and former Test player Geoff Boycott, who claimed that Sanford "couldn't have got [his] granny out". Sanford was dropped again after the second Test against England.

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