Thursday was a pretty memorable day for new England Lion Tom Kohler-Cadmore.
Not only did the Yorkshire opening batsman play his part in the county’s Royal London one-day Cup win over Northamptonshire to seal a knockout tie with Essex next week, he also found out about his forthcoming first taste of international cricket as the White Rose chased their target of 242.
The 23-year-old has been selected for a one-day tri-series also involving the A sides from India and the West Indies later this month (June 22-July 2).
He is the fourth leading run-scorer in this summer’s RL50 with 451, including one hundred and three fifties, so this call is without doubt justified.
“I found out during the game on Thursday,” he explained.
“I was sat upstairs (in the Carnegie Pavilion) watching with my brother (Ben).
“Dave Willey had just got out, so I was a little worried about the position of the game (134-5) because it wasn’t easy for us.
“Then my phone went with an unknown number. So I answered it, which normally I don’t. I just usually let them go, and if it’s important they’ll leave a voicemail.
“So, anyway, I picked up and it was Ed Smith, who said ‘You’ll be playing for the Lions in the tri-series’. I was delighted.
“This is my first little taste of international stuff at any level, and I’m really looking forward to it.
“I got the England call and the important win, and it was great to see Tatts (Jonny Tattersall) play how he did in only his second or third knock in the first team. It was awesome.
“Thursday was a good day.”