Kohler-Cadmore awarded Yorkshire CCC county cap
The Yorkshire County Cricket Club is delighted to announce that destructive batsman Tom Kohler-Cadmore has been awarded his First XI cap ahead of the 2019 season.
Kohler-Cadmore was presented with his cap in a private team meeting at Emerald Headingley earlier this afternoon, in front of the White Rose squad. As is tradition, the cap will be re-presented in front of the Club’s Members at this year’s Opening Season Lunch on Friday March 29.
The 24-year-old becomes the 183rd player to be capped by the Club and will now have the honour of wearing the 11-petaled rose instituted by Lord Hawke.
Frequently opening the batting in white-ball cricket, Kohler-Cadmore has scored 5,426 runs across all three formats in his short career to date, with 1,718 of them coming for the White Rose. This tally has included 10 hundreds and saw the explosive right-hander earn an England Lions call-up last summer.
Kohler-Cadmore told yorkshireccc.com: “For me, I’m shocked, because normally it doesn’t happen at this time of year. When you’re playing for Yorkshire you always want to be the one wearing a full White Rose. I’m overwhelmed and really, really pleased to actually receive it and it’s nice to receive a nice new helmet with a full White Rose on it.
“You don’t think about it too much when you’re playing but the way you get your cap is through performances. What it means to me to have it is the hard work, congratulating you on doing really well on performances for the first team. It’s a reward, but also a reminder that I need to kick on further.
“I’ve got the cap, but I have to perform now I’ve got the cap. I need to use this as motivation to keep striving for better and make sure I leave this cap in a better place than when I received it.
“You look to capped players to perform week in and week out; to be consistent. The funny thing is I got hit in the head a couple of weeks ago in the nets and needed a new helmet. I think this is Martyn Moxon saying I’m not getting you a new one with a closed rose and a full one later on, we’ll just save a bit of money.
“It’s a lovely moment, it’s all about moving forward and not looking back on what I’ve done. It’s about what I’ve got to do next. With the season starting it’s about putting in performances from game one and showing why I’ve got the cap.”
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