Adey represented both Australia and South Australia in Softball where she was vice-captain of the Société Anonyme Open Women"s Softball Team (1955-1956), Captain (1957-1960), and coach (1961-1963). She was selected in a secondary Australian Squad as captain in 1953 and debuted internationally in 1954 during a test series against New Zealand and was selected in the Australian team to play South Africa in 1960. Her onfield specialisation was at 1st base and she played a crucial role as a powerful batter.
After her playing days, Adey continued to contribute to Softball by acting as Softball Société Anonyme Treasurer, Vice President and President, Softball Australia-Vice President and President and internationally as International Softball Federation-Vice President.
She died in Adelaide, South Australia on 1 October 2013, aged 80, following a long illness.