Tom Kohler-Cadmore: Yorkshire confirm deal for Worcestershire batsman

Tom Kohler-Cadmore
Tom Kohler-Cadmore has hit four hundreds and nine half-centuries in 37 first-class matches

Yorkshire have confirmed the signing of Tom Kohler-Cadmore on a three-year deal after he was released from his contract by Worcestershire.

The Tykes announced they had agreed a move for the 22-year-old a week ago, after the batsman told Worcestershire he wanted to leave at the end of the season when his contract expired.

Kohler-Cadmore averages 48.40 in the County Championship so far this summer.

He is now available for Yorkshire with immediate effect.

"Obviously it was a massive decision to move home and I find it incredibly exciting," Kohler-Cadmore told Yorkshire's club website.

"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 push me on to higher levels."

In a statement Worcestershire chief executive 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 was dropped for Worcestershire's last Championship match against Sussex after saying he wanted to leave New Road, impressed the Tykes first hand in May.

He hit five sixes and 10 fours in his match-winning 118 against Yorkshire at New Road to help propel Worcestershire into the One-Day Cup semi-finals.

Kohler-Cadmore also caught the eye in May last year when he hit the fastest century of the 2016 season - a stunning 127 off 43 balls against Durham in the T20 Blast at New Road, breaking Graeme Hick's 12-year-old record T20 score for the county.

He came through the junior system at Yorkshire before going to boarding school in Worcestershire at Malvern College.

Under the terms of the deal, Kohler-Cadmore will not be eligible to play against Worcestershire in 2017, meaning he will not face them in the One-Day Cup semi-final should Yorkshire beat Surrey in their quarter-final on 13 June.

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