Pears release Kohler-Cadmore ahead of Yorkshire move - The Evesham Observer

Pears release Kohler-Cadmore ahead of Yorkshire move

Evesham Editorial 8th Jun, 2017   0

TALENTED batsman Tom Kohler-Cadmore has joined Yorkshire on a three year deal after being released by Worcestershire.

The 22-year-old stunned New Road last week by revealing he wanted to leave the Pears at the end of the season when his contract expired.

Kohler-Cadmore provisionally agreed to move to the White Rose at the end of the season but will now link up with his new team-mates on Monday.

He will not play against the Pears for the remainder of 2017, meaning there will be no quick return to New Road should Yorkshire beat Surrey on Tuesday to set up a semi-final with Worcestershire next Saturday.

The batsman was dropped for the Pears recent County Championship clash with Sussex after news of his desire to leave was revealed.

Worcestershire CCC CEO Tom Scott said: “Worcestershire County Cricket Club have mutually agreed with Tom Kohler-Cadmore and his representative of the immediate release from his contract with the club.

“We would like to thank Tom for the contribution he has made at New Road and wish him continued success in the future”

Kohler-Cadmore, who came through the Yorkshire system as an age-group player, said: “I’d like to thank the coaches and support staff, players and the loyal fans for their support over my time at the club”

Having opened alongside Jack Leaning and played in the same U15s side as Ben Coad, Kohler-Cadmore left to complete his education at Malvern College while playing for Worcestershire’s Academy.

His family still reside in East Yorkshire and elder brother Ben plays for Driffield and Combined Services.

“Obviously it was a massive decision to move home and I find it incredibly exciting,” said Kohler-Cadmore.

“Yorkshire was my childhood county, I played in the under 13s, 14s and 15s and I can’t wait to join what I see as the best club in the country.

“I’m really looking forward to getting stuck in and part of my decision to move was to challenge and test myself in what is a great environment and a very strong squad.

“Hopefully this will help me improve and to push me on to higher levels. This is a great team, packed with international standard players and it’s a great opportunity to learn and improve my cricket.

Martyn Moxon, Yorkshire’s Director of Cricket, said: “Tom is a highly talented player and someone who will hopefully go a long way in the future.

“He’s very ambitious, he wants to play for England eventually and he’s a solid, well-rounded young man. He’s someone who knows where he wants to get to and is prepared to work hard to get there,” he added.

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