Adams excited by Hants challenge
Former club captain Jimmy Adams says he is looking forward to contributing to Hampshire in his post-playing career.
Adams has returned to the Ageas Bowl as one of the assistant coaches to new head of cricket Adrian Birrell.
Former South Africa seamer Alfonso Thomas is the other new appointment on the backroom staff.
"I shared some great experiences here at Hampshire during my playing career and I'm really excited about the opportunity to continue contributing in a coaching capacity alongside Adi, Alfonso and the rest of the group," Adams said.
Hampshire won the Royal London Cup last summer under former coach Craig White, who quit to move back north for family reasons.
Thomas said: "I'm very excited to be joining such a successful club and talented group of players - I'm really looking forward to getting to know the guys and joining up with Adi, Jimmy and Giles during pre-season and can't wait to get started ahead of the new season."
Hampshire are 9/2 to win the County Championship Division One.
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