Tom Kohler-Cadmore spoke of a “great” opening night Royal London One-Day Cup win over Durham and is targeting a second against Warwickshire at Emerald Headingley.
The Vikings hundred hero wants his team-mates to get on a roll over the next week, with the Bears being the second of four North Group fixtures in a week, with the next three at home.
“That was a great win, and we’re delighted to get off and running,” said opening batsman Kohler-Cadmore, whose 164 earned him the man-of-the-match at Emirates Riverside.
“We’ve got off to a good start with a bit of momentum, and hopefully we can push forwards and have a couple of wins quickly. Then you’re right up there in the table.”
Kohler-Cadmore struck the ball cleanly on the way to a big three-figure score on his List A debut for Yorkshire.
“They bowled me a couple of nice balls to get me going, and I was trying to play strong shots through the whole innings,” he said.
“Towards the end I had a license where I could be a bit more aggressive.
“Through the middle, we (along with Che Pujara, with whom he shared 176 for the second wicket) felt Paul Collingwood was bowling really well and the spinner George Harding as well.
“We knew we’d be able to catch-up, so we just wanted to make sure we got into a position with wickets in hand. You can always go at 10s at the end.”
It was also Yorkshire’s fourth highest individual List A score.
“That’s nice, but I’d like to challenge that list a bit more,” said the former Worcestershire man, 23-years-old.
“Hopefully I can put in some more performances like that during the next month and a half.
“But it’s all about winning for the side. That is the most important thing. That’s what we’re here to do. If I have a good game along the way, all the better.”
Kohler-Cadmore has missed the first five Championship matches due to selection, admitting: “It’s been a little bit frustrating because you always want to be playing first-team stuff. But I’ve had communication from the management, ‘Get ready for this competition’, so I could plan.
“I haven’t scored runs in the twos, but I knew I was doing the right thing in practice.
“Hopefully I can kick on from this score for the rest of the summer.
“I just want to score as many runs as I can and give them some headaches. I want to try and force them to pick me in the Championship team.”
And, finally, Kohler-Cadmore reserved praise for England leg-spinner Adil Rashid, who was superb with his box of tricks in returning 4-47 from 10 overs to bamboozle the Durham batsmen.
It was his first senior appearance since England’s one-day series in New Zealand in March, although he has been playing second-team cricket with the White Rose recently.
“He knows what he’s doing,” added Kohler-Cadmore.
“He does it in international cricket and for us all the time.
“When you know you have someone as attacking as him coming on in the middle overs, it means you can take wickets. It’s brilliant.
“He’s been training and playing in the seconds. This kind of thing happens all the time with England players coming back for Championship games or lads injured, who go down into the seconds to get their rustiness out.
“For me, with overs under the belt, he was always going to be able to perform like he did.”
Warwickshire, captained by New Zealand off-spinner Jeetan Patel, lost their opener to Derbyshire at Edgbaston on Thursday.
Captain Gary Ballance misses his second Royal London One-Day Cup fixture after the Club, last week, granted him some time away from the game due to personal reasons.
Steven Patterson captains the side once again in his absence.
The 13-man squad is unchanged from Friday’s win at Emirates Riverside against Durham.
13-MAN SQUAD TO FACE WARWICKSHIRE AT EMERALD HEADINGLEY.
Andrew Hodd (WK)
Steven Patterson ©
- Warwickshire have won all of the last seven List A games between the two sides.
- Yorkshire’s last victory over Warwickshire in a List A game was at Headingley in 2003.
- Warwickshire’s highest List A total against Yorkshire is 309 for three at Edgbaston in 2005 but Yorkshire’s best against Warwickshire is 274 for three at Headingley in 2003.
- At Edgbaston in 1981 Bob Willis took seven for 32 and this remains the record for all teams against Yorkshire in all List A cricket. Yorkshire’s best against Warwickshire is five for 31 by Martyn Moxon at Headingley in 1991.
Potential batting milestones in Yorkshire v Warwickshire on 20th May 2018
AU Rashid needs 5 runs to reach 1500 runs in List A matches
GS Ballance needs 6 runs to reach 1000 runs in List A matches at Leeds
A Lyth needs 20 runs to reach 1000 runs in List A matches at Leeds
TT Bresnan needs 36 runs to reach 3000 runs in List A matches
C de Grandhomme needs 37 runs to reach 2500 runs in List A matches
CA Pujara needs 45 runs to reach 4000 runs in List A matches
AZ Lees needs 67 runs to reach 500 runs in List A matches at Leeds
IR Bell needs 78 runs to reach 11000 runs in List A matches
JA Leaning needs 81 runs to reach 1000 runs in List A matches
AJ Hodd needs 84 runs to reach 1000 runs in List A matches
AU Rashid needs 104 runs to reach 500 runs in List A matches at Leeds
TR Ambrose needs 113 runs to reach 4000 runs in List A matches
IR Bell needs 120 runs to reach 500 runs in List A matches against Yorkshire
JM Bairstow needs 130 runs to reach 3500 runs in List A matches
IJL Trott needs 149 runs to reach 500 runs in List A matches against Yorkshire
Potential bowling milestones in Yorkshire v Warwickshire on 20th May 2018
AU Rashid needs 5 wickets to reach 50 wickets in List A matches at Leeds
Azeem Rafiq needs 7 wickets to reach 50 wickets in List A matches
Specsavers County Championship: Division 2 (2017 performance – ninth in Division One)
Royal London One-Day Cup: North Group (2017 performance – ninth)
Vitality Blast: North Group (2017 performance – third. Beaten finalists on Finals Day)
Captains: Jeetan Patel (championship and 50-over), Grant Elliott (T20),
First-team coach: Jim Troughton
Overseas Players: Jeetan Patel (championship): Jeetan Patel, Colin de Grandhomme (T20)
Other Ins and Outs:
IN: Alex Thomson
OUT: Ateeq Javid, William Porterfield, Mark Adair.