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Kohler-Cadmore thankful for Club's support

— 26 September 2019

Tom Kohler-Cadmore is hoping a fruitful personal summer can lead to a busy winter of overseas cricket, including a return to England Lions duty.

The Yorkshire batsman, 25, has enjoyed success across all formats in 2019, scoring a combined total of 1,729 runs.

Kohler-Cadmore is playing in the White Rose’s ongoing season-ending Specsavers County Championship match against Warwickshire at Edgbaston, which has been rain ravaged.

A regular white ball opener, he opened for only the third innings in his first-class career on Monday and reached 165 not out. Rain arrived at tea, and there has been no play since ahead of today’s final day.

Late on in his innings, he went beyond 1,000 first-class runs for the summer, a feat which he had never previously achieved.

It has been a strange year for the ex-Worcestershire player, who hit a first-class career best 176 in March’s friendly against Leeds/Bradford MCC Universities.

He has had to deal with an ECB disciplinary charge and was not considered for national duty.

Kohler-Cadmore has thanked Yorkshire for their support throughout the process and is now hoping to win Lions selection for their winter tour to Australia as well as possibly sealing a deal to play some overseas T20 cricket.

  • “I want to go and gain more experience. Playing in different places around the world would help me,” he said. “Ideally a couple of franchise opportunities would be good for that.

    “I’m selectable now for any England stuff, so that’s all in their hands.

    “The Lions is something I’d love to be on because it’s a combined one-day and four-day tour to Australia. You have the best of both worlds.

    “If it comes, it comes. If they deem me as worthy for selection, great. If not, I’ll continue working and aspire to get to that level and put in more consistent performances so they go, ‘Yeah, we have to pick him’.

    “It’s about putting in performances where they don’t really have a choice like Dom Sibley this year.

    Kohler-Cadmore, who captained Yorkshire for the majority of this season’s T20 Blast, is a driven character. He wants the best for himself, but more importantly for the team.

  • “It’s (the summer) gone ok,” he said, having also claimed an impressive 42 catches.

    “But it’s more about in how many games I can contribute to a winning side or, in four-day cricket, maybe drawing if that’s what’s required.

    “We’ve been fifth or sixth in every table, and my performance will reflect that.

    “At the start of the year, that’s what you want in first-class cricket, to get above 1,000.

    “It’s nice to finish the season with a big score, but I’d also like to have been doing this earlier in the season and set my mark earlier.”

    On the disciplinary situation, he added: “It’s been in the newspapers and on the websites, so there’s no point me shying away from the situation. But all I can do is learn from it.

    “The way I look at it is, ‘Yeah, I made a mistake when I was younger, I was in a WhatsApp group which wasn’t in great taste.

    “But the club has been awesome in supporting me through it.

    “I’ve just tried to stick to what I need to do on the field. I’ve had the support which has allowed me to go out there with not too much on my mind at any point.

    “When I’ve needed support, there’s someone to talk to.”

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