The Yorkshire County Cricket Club is delighted to confirm the acquisition of Worcestershire batsman Tom Kohler-Cadmore.
Kohler-Cadmore, who came through the Yorkshire system as an age-group player, will return to¬¬ Headingley with immediate effect on a three-year deal.
Having opened alongside Jack Leaning and played in the same U15s side as Ben Coad, Kohler-Cadmore left to complete his education at Malvern College while playing for Worcestershire’s Academy.
The 22-year-old, now a reliable run scorer and dynamic one-day opener, scored a century against Yorkshire earlier in the season as Worcestershire topped the Royal London One-Day Cup North Group.
Kohler-Cadmore, whose family still reside in East Yorkshire and elder brother Ben plays for Driffield and Combined Services, was out of contract at New Road at the end of the 2017 season and is delighted to be returning to Yorkshire – the very place he cut his cricketing teeth as a youngster.
“Obviously it was a massive decision to move home and I find it incredibly exciting,” said Kohler-Cadmore, who posted the fastest century of last season, off 43 balls against Durham Jets in the NatWest T20 Blast. “Yorkshire was my childhood county, I played in the under 13s, 14s and 15s and I can’t wait to join what I see as the best club in the country.
“I’m really looking forward to getting stuck in and part of my decision to move was to challenge and test myself in what is a great environment and a very strong squad. Hopefully this will help me improve and to push me on to higher levels. This is a great team, packed with International standard players and it’s a great opportunity to learn and improve my cricket.
“I remember how professional the Club is and the pride that all the players have in wearing the White Rose. I’m thoroughly looking forward to pulling the shirt on, turning in some good performances and contributing where possible to some success for the Club.
“I’ve loved my time at Worcestershire and it will always have a special place in my heart. I’d like to thank them for all the opportunities they have afforded me, as well as the support I’ve received from both the players and fans throughout.” ¬¬
Kohler-Cadmore will link up with his new team-mates for the first time on Monday, but will be unavailable to play against his former club in 2017.
Martyn Moxon, the Club’s Director of Cricket, added: “Tom is a highly talented player and someone who will hopefully go a long way in the future. He’s very ambitious, he wants to play for England eventually and he’s a solid, well-rounded young man.
“He’s only 22, so he’s obviously not the finished article, but he’s someone who knows where he wants to get to and is prepared to work hard to get there. I would fully expect him to achieve his goals.
“We look forward to welcoming Tom and he will undoubtedly strengthen our top-order, as well as providing all-important competition for places.”
Kohler-Cadmore will wear shirt number 32.