Tom Kohler-Cadmore scored a simply magnificent double century and Jack Leaning an unbeaten ton as Yorkshire drew their 2nd XI Championship match against Derbyshire at York on Thursday.
The day began with Kohler-Cadmore and Jonathan Tattersall extending their first-wicket partnership to 99 before Tattersall (31) was adjudged LBW to the 16 year old off-spinner and former Afghan refugee, Hamadullah Quadri.
In came Will Rhodes and he decided to save his legs. He made 38 with six boundaries and two sixes, so running just two singles. The second wicket partnership produced 78 in just 49 minutes.
That was the hors d`oeuvres. Now came the sumptuous main course.
Kohler-Cadmore and Leaning added 249 for the third wicket in just 140 minutes. It is the highest 3rd wicket stand for Yorkshire against Derbyshire in the second XI championship. It eclipsed the 152 made by Ashley Metcalfe and Bradley Parker at Chesterfield in 1994.
In all, Kohler-Cadmore faced just 241 deliveries and hit 27 fours and 10 sixes. If the straight drives had been the highlight of the early part of his innings, then the cuts through the off-side when the bowlers bowled short and wide were the hallmark of the later part of his innings. He is a very powerful player, equally adept at facing seam or spin.
Jack Leaning was not to be outdone as he began with several clips off his legs to get underway and then graduated to exquisitely-timed cover drives which were no more than supremely-timed pushes for four.
Yorkshire next take on Nottinghamshire. Firstly, they are at Barnsley on Monday for two T20s and then at Stamford Bridge for the three-day 2nd XI Championship game, beginning Tuesday 27 June.
Final points – Yorkshire 12 points; Derbyshire 13.