As we count down to the start of the new season, in our weekly feature, we look back at some of Yorkshire’s highlights throughout last summer, be it great wins or memorable individual performances……
Tom Kohler-Cadmore is seen as one of the brightest talents outside of England’s senior white ball set up, and he showed just why with a brilliant century to get Yorkshire’s Royal London one-day Cup campaign up and running with a win at Durham.
Kohler-Cadmore didn’t start the season in the Championship team – he would later break in and finish the summer in style – so this was his first appearance of 2018. It was also his List A debut for the White Rose having signed from Worcestershire midway through the previous summer.
The 23-year-old hit 15 fours and seven sixes in 164 off 151 balls, Yorkshire’s fourth highest ever List A score.
It, along with Indian Che Pujara’s measured 82, underpinned a winning total of 328-4.
If there is a turnover of players post this year’s World Cup on home soil, Kohler-Cadmore will surely be in the mix for higher honours with continued good form.
He has already represented the Lions both at home and abroad.
One man who will be very much front and centre of England’s World Cup campaign will be Adil Rashid.
Now, it had been a funny old winter for Rashid, who had opted to concentrate purely on white ball cricket. It was a decision which gained lots of criticism from supporters, especially when he was selected for the Test side against India a few months later.
However, here, in front of the Sky TV cameras, and in his first appearance of the season like Kohler-Cadmore, he put on an expert show of spin bowling to leave Durham floundering in pursuit of their big target.
Rashid claimed 4-47 from his 10 overs, bamboozling opponents with his control and variation after the hosts had lost three early wickets.
He trapped Michael Richardson lbw and bowled Ryan Pringle, James Weighell and Matthew Potts, making it the perfect start for the clinical Vikings.