Thursday 30 November 2006 

Adams Retains Sussex Captaincy

Chris Adams is incumbent of the ``best job in the world'', after acquiescing to captain Liverpool Victoria county champions Sussex again.

Adams stunned Sussex when he agreed a four-year deal to take over as captain and head of professional cricket at Yorkshire, only to change his mind two weeks later and stay on the south coast.

The 36-year-old led Sussex to the first championship title in their long history and was also in charge when they secured their second, as well as winning the C&G Trophy, in 2006. Mark Robinson, professional cricket manager at Hove, is elated to have Adams back at the helm of what both men have often referred to as the Sussex `family'.

Adams, thought to have been tempted by the White Rose's offer of the chance to further his coaching ambitions, is looking forward to directing Sussex on the field of play for one more year at least.

``I'm very happy to be offered the captaincy by the club for another year,'' said the ex-Derbyshire player.
``It will be my 10th season leading Sussex - and quite simply it's the best job in the world!''

Yorkshire-born Robinson is like-minded.

``Chris is proven as a leader, having won six trophies in the last nine years,'' he said.
``He has the respect of all the players, and from a personal point of view I have a fantastic working relationship with him.
``Chris was the obvious candidate to lead the team to future success in the oncoming season.''