By Graham Hardcastle, Paul Dyson and Jonathan Doidge.
Yorkshire and Tom Kohler-Cadmore both have scores to settle during Friday’s Vitality Blast Roses clash at Emirates Old Trafford (6.30pm).
The Vikings are looking to kick-start their North Group campaign with a second win in eight, one which would prevent leaders Lancashire from completing the double having won at Emerald Headingley last month.
Kohler-Cadmore, meanwhile, is looking to avoid an unwanted hat-trick against close mate Saqib Mahmood, the Red Rose fast bowler who has dismissed him twice in 2019.
Mahmood joked last week that he had got the wood on the White Rose opener, although the first game was a 50-over clash at Headingley in April when the Vikings batsman scored 97.
“He can think that, but we’ll see what happens on Friday night,” said Kohler-Cadmore, with a smile, of his England Lions team-mate.
“But, yeah, he’s a really good lad, and we get on very well.
“The thing is though, you always want to hit your mates for six. And when they get you out, it hurts that little bit more.”
Mahmood, 22, has been excellent this summer. He has taken 32 wickets in both limited overs competitions – 28 in the one-day Cup and four in the Blast, including three in the most recent Headingley fixture.
He is surely on the verge of a full England call-up, and Kohler-Cadmore can see why.
“Saqib is an incredible performer,” he said. “He’s still young and very confident at the minute.
“He’s obviously a good bowler, but we feel like we can take anyone down on their day.
“It’s good fun, and it’s light-hearted banter when we’re out there. Hopefully I’ll get the better of him this time. They’re going to be favourites, but it’s T20 cricket. It’s about who plays better on the day.”