RCB SALUTES RUSSELL CRAIG ADAMS
Russell Craig Adams ? Know who he is ?
Even i don know , He is a South African.His profile is shown below. He is a Role Model for every cricket aspiring fan. RCB salutes you sir.
He has an elder brother named Brian. He married Nicolette Eleanor Paris on 1 October 1994. He has two sons, Liam Russell (born 10 December 1995) and Kieran James Kenneth (born 9 November 1998). His mother is Sheila Joy (nee Wade) and his father is Clifford Desmond Adams.
He has two dogs, a pug named Dinky and a staffybullterrier named Rusty.He has a tropical aquarium a bird room and bird avairies.He enjoys DIY/Gardening, has an interest for fly fishing, classic cars and collects Mercedes Benz Die Cast car models.
His wife was the top graduate in the Western Cape at the Institute of Marketing Management in 1990. His eldest son was awarded the Computers trophy at Wynberg Boys Junior school in grade 4 and 7 and is the webmaster/creator of this website. At school he enjoyed Art and Sport.
He won the “Snape Award for Enthusiasm” in 1987 at Diocesan College (Bishops) and took part in the school play ‘The Royal Hunt of the Sun”
He won the Inter-school Double Wicket Cricket Competition with Ralph Koster in 1987. He received a Distinction Tie for his services to cricket, the library, tuck shop, art and table tennis.
He met and played golf with his no.1 cricketing hero the late Malcolm Marshall whilst at a trial with Hampshire County Cricket Club in 1991 and was asked by Sir Elton John to source a male sports masseur when performing at Sahara Park Newlands in 2008.
He was a member of The World of Birds and an Hon. Member of Atlantic Beach and Parow Golf Clubs. He had an interest for architecture and graphic art and thought of becoming an architect. He did the Estate Agents Board Exam in 1994 and Diplomas in Sports Management (1996) and Small Business Management (1998).
He met and presented a sports exhibition for HRH the Duke and Duchess of York (Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson) in Belfast, N. Ireland on 14 February 1988 and Sir Everton Weekes(former West Indian great) was the keynote speaker at his benefit dinner (awarded by Instonians CC) in Belfast in 1995. He was coach of the Meadowridge Athletic Football Club u7’s soccer team in 2004.
At the age of 7 he wanted to be a professional cricketer. At 18 he achieved his ambition.
He started working at Western Province Cricket Association in 1989 as a cricket coach and offered his services at no charge to gain experience in other aspects around Newlands Cricket Ground. He spent 8 years as a regional coach for WPCA and a further nine and a half years as an administrator. In between his two stints at WPCA he spent three and a half years as the Western Cape Sports Coordinator at Sporting Chance, where he trained and provided coaches to schools/clubs and coordinated school holiday coaching programmes. He earned provincial colours for cricket in 1982 (WP u13 Perm Week), 1987 (WP Nuffield Week), 1989 (WP Colts) and 1992 to 1994 (WP Modus – but note he did not play a first class match. The closest he came to playing a first class match was when substituting Brian McMillian in a Currie Cup match against Northern Transvaal). He was selected to represent WP at the Plascon National Cricket Academy Week in 1989. He was selected to represent the WP Modus XI as 12th man on numerous occasions between 1990 and 1994 for both the Currie Cup and Benson & Hedges competitions as well as the SA u21 team under Hansie Cronje that played against the SA Schools XI in Cape Town.
He captained and organized the WPCA Mobil XI from 1990 to 1993. He qualified as a Senior Coach with the National Cricket Association in England in 1993 and qualified as a United Cricket Board of South Africa level 3 cricket coach in 1998.
He coordinated the operations and logistics for the homes teams as well as all the visiting international teams for Test and One Day International matches at Newlands between 1999 and 2008 and was appointed as the team manager of the Nashua Cape Cobras in 2005. He coordinated the logistics for all 14 teams that participated in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2003 in South Africa at Newlands and was appointed the Project Officer for Newlands in the inaugural ICC Twenty20 World Cup in 2007.
He was the International Management Group (IMG) and the Indian Premier League (IPL) Chennai Venue Manager in 2008 in India and the Newlands, Bloemfontein and Kimberley Tournament Operations Manager in South Africa in 2009. He narrowly escaped been caught in the 26/11 Mumbai terrorist attacks as he was en route when the attack started and he and his colleagues were booked into the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel that was under attack at the time. Under high security alert, he and his colleagues were moved to a place of safety in Mumbai before returning home 2 days later. He joined the Mehta Group and the Kolkata Knight Riders in July 2009 on a two year contract as a consultant for Corporate Social Responsibilities and Sports. He helped set up a Sports Academy and High Performance Centre for both the Mehta Group and KKR in India.
Prior to this opportunity, he was approached by Gary Kirsten to join the Cricket South Africa High Performance project as an administrator.
Russell was also approached after IPL 1 by the Rajasthan Royals management where Graeme Smith recommended his services as a team manager. He turned it down as negotiation had already begun with KKR management and on principle he felt it was not right to play one up against the other.
Abroad, he was the professional player coach of Holywood CC and Instonians CC in Northern Ireland as well as Hastings & St Leonards Priory CC in Sussex, England in the late 80’s, early 90’s. Locally, he was the professional player coach at Cape Town CC and Bellville CC. He initiated and coached the junior clubs of both Cape Town and Bellville whilst under contract. He served the WPCA for 18 years in various capacities.
He qualified as a Sunday School Teacher in 1985 at St Luke’s Church, Diep River through the South African National Sunday Schools Teacher Association.
He initiated and coordinated the St Luke’s Sports Ministry in 2006 after his experience at an Alpha Course (being called to service by 1 Peter 4 vs 10) and reading the book “The Purpose Driven Life” by Rick Warren.
His favourite quotations are :
“The secret of joy in work is contained in one word – excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.” - Pearle Buck
“You must BECOME THE CHANGE you want to see” – Mahatma Gandhi
and his principle belief and heartfelt purpose is the ‘RCA” pulse
Respect, Commitment and Attitude.
ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE HAS A PROUD MEMBER OF RESPECT COMMITMENT AD ATTITUDE
FAB 2012 and RCB Welcomes you Sir Thanks for joining us