Hard-working Adams delighted to be contracted with Guyana Harpy Eagles

Twenty-nine-year-old Essequibian left-arm spinner Antony Adams is a happy man after he was picked up in the draft on Friday last by the Guyana Harpy Eagles. The disciplined and hard-working cricketer said being rewarded with a contract was a great feeling, given how hard he has worked over the years.
“I am grateful to God for anything,” Adams said.
While it was difficult for Adams to play ahead of Test spinners Gudakesh Motie and Veerasammy Permaul, he never gave up. He continued to take wickets by the bundle at the local level.
“Well, I never liked the thought of giving up and I know my ability and what I am capable of doing so, knowing that is what kept me going,” Adams said.
With both Permaul and Motie now in and around the West Indies set-up, Adams strongly believes that he is very close to playing in the Guyana Harpy Eagles’ starting XI.
“I feel very close, because, over the years, these guys have been doing well at the regional level, especially Permaul, and now they’re being rewarded; and with them moving up to West Indies, this gives players like myself the opportunity to represent Guyana,” Adams explained.
Since left-arm spinners are in large numbers in Guyana and in the Caribbean to an extent, Adams said he would defend and take wickets with the ball. He also noted that he has been working hard and improving on his batting. Adams, who also leads Essequibo’s teams, credited his experience as a coach, which aided in improving his leadership skills.
“Well, I recently started back doing some coaching on the Essequibo coast. Also, I was asked by the President of the Essequibo Cricket Board, Mr Singh to work with the U-17 males, so this gives me an opportunity to help in the development of the youths and my coaching skills,” Adams said. (Brandon Corlette)