Last week’s hundred star Tom Kohler-Cadmore is hoping for more of the same against Lancashire and beyond as Yorkshire aim to secure Specsavers County Championship safety.
Kohler-Cadmore posted his first four-day hundred in his sixth Division One appearance for the White Rose in their draw against Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge.
His 106, completed during Friday’s fourth morning, was the top score in Yorkshire’s first-innings 498 and followed an earlier ton by Gary Ballance.
Largely patient, Kohler-Cadmore accelerated to help Yorkshire secure a fifth batting bonus point, and their 12-point haul sets them up ideally for tomorrow’s (MONDAY) clash with fellow strugglers Lancashire at Emerald Headingley.
Yorkshire, second bottom, are a point behind Lancashire with three games to play. Their visitors only have two remaining.
“The next three weeks are massive because we’re playing the teams around us,” said the 24-year-old.
“The games are pretty much like double points because it could swing both ways massively depending upon the outcome.
“Yes, it’s a big game. But the week after against Hampshire is going to be huge as well.
“In some ways, it doesn’t really matter that it’s a Roses game because there’s a lot on it anyway – although it might be slightly heightened.
“It’s that time of year. There’s not many dull games, especially when you’ve only got eight in the division and two go down. If we play well, we’ll be in a good position.
“The ball’s in our court. It’s not like we’re trying to play catch up. We’re there and thereabouts with teams above us.”
Kohler-Cadmore now has five career Championship career centuries, including four for Worcestershire.
In his six appearances for Yorkshire, he has posted scores of 78, 81 and 106. The latter two have come in the last two matches against Somerset and Notts.
“I’m quite happy with how it’s gone,” said the England Lions one-day man ahead of his first taste of Roses Championship cricket.
“It’s nice to get going, and hopefully I can keep pushing to cement my spot in this team.
“I’m really happy with how it went (on Friday), and it’s good for us that we got the draw.
“I had to be patient because they set good fields. When I hit good shots, it was normally to a sweeper on the boundary. I had to take it deep.
“I’ve done this kind of thing before. It’s not a freak innings for me.
“I’ve done it for Worcester, their twos, our twos and now the firsts.
“With my strength being in one-day cricket, people don’t see it as much. But I’ve not that much opportunity to show it as well.
“It’s something I want to prove to people that I can do. I want a lot more innings where I’m putting in big scores.
“I’ve been given a chance now, and I’ve got to take that chance. All I can do is look forward to putting in another performance against Lancashire.”
Yorkshire will welcome back captain Steve Patterson from a broken finger, while Ben Coad is in contention after a side injury.
Neither have played a Championship match since the win over Lancashire at Emirates Old Trafford in late July.
All the pressure is on Lancashire given they only have two fixtures to play. Their final match is against Hampshire at the Ageas Bowl during the summer’s final week.
Yorkshire also have Hampshire to play at Headingley and Worcestershire at New Road. All three fixtures are against the teams closest to them in the table.
Meanwhile, Lancashire have signed England Lions fast bowler Richard Gleeson from Northants, and he could debut in this match.
Club captain Steven Patterson, who was a doubt for the remainder of the season with a broken left index finger, is included in the squad having bolstered his bowling workload over the last week.
David Willey remains sidelined with a facet problem in his back, while the fixture comes too soon for White Rose quick Matthew Fisher who continues to struggle with a cut toe.
Ben Coad, who played in the Club’s 2nd XI, taking 2-35 in a drawn four-day friendly against Leicestershire last week, also returns to the squad and could be in line to make a sooner-than-expected First XI return.
Promising left-arm spinner James Logan, 20, the Academy’s all-time leading wicket-taker, also features in a senior squad for the first time.
14-man squad to face Lancashire CCC
Steven Patterson ©
Jonny Tattersall (WK)
- Lancashire have not beaten Yorkshire in a County Championship match at Headingley since 2011 – the season in which they last won the title.
- In 2014 Yorkshire scored 616 for six declared against Lancashire but the Red Rose’s highest total against Yorkshire in the Championship is 537 in 2005. Both innings were at Old Trafford.
- The highest individual innings for each of the two counties against each other in the Championship both occurred in the 21st century – 252 by Darren Lehmann for Yorkshire in 2001 and 206 by Stuart Law for Lancashire in 2007. Both were scored at Headingley.
- There have been five hat-tricks in first-class matches between the two counties – four by Yorkshire bowlers and one for Lancashire.
Potential batting milestones in Yorkshire v Lancashire on 10th Sep 2018
KA Maharaj needs 21 runs to reach 2500 runs in First-class matches
JA Brooks needs 23 runs to reach 500 runs in First-class matches at Leeds
TT Bresnan needs 47 runs to reach 500 runs in First-class matches against Lancashire
SD Parry needs 48 runs to reach 500 runs in First-class matches
AM Lilley needs 74 runs to reach 500 runs in First-class matches
RP Jones needs 94 runs to reach 500 runs in First-class matches
GS Ballance needs 99 runs to reach 2500 runs in First-class matches at Leeds
TT Bresnan needs 100 runs to reach 6500 runs in First-class matches
GS Ballance needs 117 runs to reach 10000 runs in First-class matches
TE Bailey needs 135 runs to reach 1000 runs in First-class matches
Potential bowling milestones in Yorkshire v Lancashire on 10th Sep 2018
TT Bresnan needs 1 wickets to reach 50 wickets in First-class matches against Lancashire
JM Anderson needs 2 wickets to reach 50 wickets in First-class matches at Leeds
MW Parkinson needs 8 wickets to reach 50 wickets in First-class matches
JM Mennie needs 9 wickets to reach 250 wickets in First-class matches
TE Bailey needs 10 wickets to reach 150 wickets in First-class matches
Specsavers County Championship statistics
Yorkshire’s Specsavers County Championship statistics
- Specsavers County Championship in 2017: Second place
- Royal London one-day Cup in 2017: Group stage knockout
- Vitality Blast in 2017: Group stage knockout
Captain: Liam Livingstone
Coach and Director of Cricket: Glen Chapple and Paul Allott
Overseas Players: Australian seam bowler Joe Mennie arrives for his first taste of county cricket and is available for all competitions until early September.
Mennie’s compatriot James Faulkner returns to Emirates Old Trafford on a two-year contract for T20 cricket only. The all-rounder was a star of their 2015 Blast title triumph.
Other Ins and Outs: The Red Rose have recruited Durham pair Keaton Jennings and Graham Onions to bolster their batting and bowling stocks respectively.
Their batting already looked strong before the signing of England Lions captain Jennings, but Onions’ arrival was a necessity after the return of Kyle Jarvis to international cricket with Zimbabwe.
Mennie replaces Ryan McLaren as overseas.
Luke Procter, meanwhile, has left to join Northamptonshire after a successful loan spell at the end of last summer.
Lancashire Specsavers County Championship statistics
Prospects for 2018
With a fair wind, this could be Lancashire’s year – maybe even their second Championship win in eight years.
The Red Rose’s batting looks incredibly strong. Hameed, Davies, Jennings and Livingstone have all represented the Lions recently, with the latter currently on England’s Test tour of New Zealand. Then you add in former Test duo Shiv Chanderpaul and Dane Vilas.
There are question marks about their bowling.
How will they cope without Jarvis and McLaren? Will Mennie settle? Will Onions and Mahmood, two quicks at either ends of their careers, stay fit?
In the spin department, it would seem likely that Stephen Parry and leg-spinner Matt Parkinson, another Lion who ran Mahmood close for One to Watch in this preview, will share the bulk of the duties.
That aforementioned fair wind includes international availability.
If they get Jimmy Anderson, especially, and Jos Buttler for a few games surrounding England commitments, they could be hard to stop.
Last season could have been very different had they beaten Essex at Chelmsford during the opening week. It was a game they had much the better of until a final day Dan Lawrence hundred ensured a draw.
From there, Lancashire were always a win behind where they needed to be.
Buttler’s presence would definitely be better served with the white ball.
Lightning have barely threatened in List A cricket since reaching the Cheltenham and Gloucester final in 2006, and since lifting the T20 Blast in 2015 they haven’t got out of the group stages.
The Lightning are capable of so much more. Now they need to show it.
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