Adam Shantry, a left-arm swing bowler, played for Glamorgan for four summers before retiring mid-way through 2011 owing to a knee injury.
He made his 1st XI bow for the Welsh county during the last week of July 2008 against Essex at Garon Park in Southend, where his lively and penetrative swing bowler played a major role in Glamorgan’s comprehensive victory over Essex. He kept his place for the rest of the season and ended the summer with 30 wickets at just 18 runs apiece, including a ten-wicket match haul against Warwickshire at Edgbaston.
Regarded as a red-ball specialist, Adam claimed 29 wickets during 2009 with another five-wicket haul against Essex as well as a remarkable maiden hundred against Leicestershire at Colwyn Bay. His efforts came during a 197-run stand with Robert Croft for the ninth wicket which came within a boundary of breaking the Club’s record for that wicket. But from the high’s to the low’s as 2010 proved to be a difficult year with injury and Adam bowling just 84 balls in first-class cricket. After treatment and rehabilitation the knee ailment flared up again during 2011 and heralded an end to his playing career.
Adam had begun his county career in 2003 with Northamptonshire, for whom he took 5/37 in a one-day match against New Zealand in 2004, before switching to Warwickshire the following year. Since retiring Adam has become a cricket coach at Shrewsbury School, whilst his brother Jack played for Worcestershire between 2009 and 2017. Their father Brian had also played for Gloucestershire during the 1970s.
SHANTRY, Adam John
Born – Bristol, 13th November 1982.
Best performances for Glamorgan:
In first-class cricket – 100 v Leicestershire at Colwyn Bay, 2009; 5/52 v Warwickshire at Edgbaston, 2008.
In List A cricket – 19* v Northamptonshire at Northampton, 2009; 1/29 v Derbyshire at Derby, 2009.