POPULAR FIGURE In his time at Kent, Adams became a popular figure and club chairman, George Kennedy, hailed the former Test batsman’s contribution. “We thank Jimmy for his fine service of the club and wish him all the best for the future,” Kennedy said. “His commitment to developing Kentish cricket talent is shown by the core of homegrown players now at the heart of our professional squad.” Adams led West Indies in 15 Tests, winning four, losing eight and drawing three. As a left-hander, he made 3,012 runs at an average of 41, with six hundreds. LONDON (CMC): Jamaican Jimmy Adams has quit as head coach of English County Kent after five years in charge, further fuelling speculation he will take over the vacant role as West Indies head coach. Only last month, the 48-year-old former West Indies captain was linked to the post after Trinidadian Phil Simmons was suddenly sacked by the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), on the eve of the ongoing tour of Pakistan. Simmons spent a turbulent 18 months in charge of the Caribbean side, during which time he oversaw the capture of the Twenty20 World Cup in India last April. Adams, who played 54 Tests for West Indies between 1992 and 2001, took over the reins at Kent ahead of the 2012 season and led them to a third place finish in Division Two that year. He enjoyed perhaps his best season in the south-east in the recently concluded campaign when Kent finished second, narrowly missing out promotion. “I’ve enjoyed my time at Kent, which has been a great learning experience for me. I wanted to be involved in a club that was seeking to grow, and I am fortunate to have found that here at Kent over the past five seasons,” Adams said. “It’s been a delight being involved with all our players as they have developed during the period, and especially watching the younger players who have made the step up to first class level.” He continued: “Working with the club to develop a stronger support team to back up our players has also been a highlight for me. “I’m extremely grateful for the members and supporters who have consistently backed me, the team and the club’s overall vision.”
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! CANYON COUNTRY – Residents of a Canyon Country neighborhood in the throes of choosing whether to annex to Santa Clarita will hear from Los Angeles County officials Tuesday about the services the county currently provides. The meeting follows an April session in which city officials gave their pitch to residents of the Stonecrest tract about cost savings and better municipal services if the unincorporated county area chooses to join Santa Clarita. In contrast to city officials, who called the Stonecrest tract a needed land bridge to the 56.1-million-ton gravel mine they are spending millions to fight, a county official said the tenor of its meeting, called at the behest of constituents, will be neutral. “We have no agenda,” said Bob Haueter, a senior deputy for Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich. “The supervisor supports the residents being free to choose … to remain in the unincorporated area or choose to annex.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsThe county Board of Supervisors has approved the mine, which is about a mile from the Stonecrest tract. The city is battling the mine on several fronts, citing the added traffic, noise and air pollution it would bring. In March, the supervisor intervened on behalf of a group of Stonecrest residents who protested the annexation but failed to follow protocols of the Local Agency Formation Commission, which rules on municipal boundary changes, asking they be given a second chance. Following a procedural error by LAFCO, a new public hearing was needed; the protest hearing is set for June 28. The Office of Public Safety, Department of Public Works, Department of Parks and Recreation, Chief Administrative Office, county counsel, Sheriff’s Department and Highway Patrol will be represented Tuesday. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at Sulphur Springs Elementary School, 16628 Lost Canyon Road, in Canyon Country.