Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

Fell And Kohler-Cadmore Sparkle With The Bat As Worcs Take Control

Fell And Kohler-Cadmore Sparkle With The Bat As Worcs Take Control

Tom Fell and Tom Kohler-Cadmore both had a day to remember as Worcestershire continued their dominance of the LV = County Championship clash with Middlesex at New Road.

First Fell completed 1,000 LV = CC runs in a season for the first time when he reached 87 and also became the youngest player to reach the landmark in Division One this summer.

Then the 21-year-old achieved his career best score at Middlesex's expense for the second time in 2015.

Kohler-Cadmore is within three runs of experiencing the joy of registering his maiden Championship and first class hundred.

The former Malvern College pupil has certainly taken his opportunity after Alex Gidman's broken finger in fielding practice at Durham last week presented him with another opportunity.

Kohler-Cadmore, who is also 21, was pulled out of a second team game against Hampshire at Kidderminster and scored 89 at the ICG Emirates before being stumped.

Now he has followed up that performance with another responsible knock.

Fell and Kohler-Cadmore, who are flatmates, figured in an unbroken partnership of 219 in 59 overs before bad light intervened 2.1 overs after tea.

At that stage Fell was unbeaten on 167 from 258 balls with one six and 25 fours and Kohler-Cadmore 97 from 187 deliveries with 11 fours.

Worcestershire then stood on 329-3 from 93.1 overs – a lead of 231.

Fell's previous highest score of 143 had been registered at Uxbridge in June and he went past that with a top edged pull for four off Toby Roland-Jones shortly after the second new ball had been taken.

It was one of his rare false strokes in a composed innings full of flowing drives which brought him his third LV = CC hundred of 2015.

Worcestershire resumed on 79-1 after dismissing Middlesex for 98 yesterday and Brett D'Oliveira (38) departed in the first over when he pulled Neil Dexter to mid on.

Joe Clarke (12) looked in good nick but fell victim to a superb low catch by Ollie Rayner at second slip off Tim Murtagh in an over that cost by 14 runs.

But after that the Middlesex attack toiled without reward against Fell and Tom Kohler-Cadmore.