Saturday, July 30th, 2016

Kohler-Cadmore Continues Good Form As Tourists Game Ends In Draw

Kohler-Cadmore Continues Good Form As Tourists Game Ends In Draw

Tom Kohler-Cadmore continued his fine form – and liking for tourist attacks – by top-scoring for Worcestershire in their drawn two-day game with Pakistan at New Road.

Kohler-Cadmore followed up his 119 for the Rapids in the Royal London One-Day Cup against Northamptonshire Steelbacks by making 73 off 113 balls with two sixes and 10 fours.

The former Malvern College pupil had also struck 55 in the four-day fixture with New Zealand last summer.

Joe Clarke hit a fluent half century while openers Tom Fell and skipper Daryl Mitchell also spent some valuable time in the middle ahead of the return to Specsavers County Championship action against Kent at Canterbury on Wednesday.

Worcestershire began the day on 30-0 from 11 overs in reply to Pakistan's 261-3 declared with Fell and Mitchell both unbeaten on 14.

Fell looked in good touch and collected successive boundaries from cover drives against Rahat Ali.

But after making 35 out of 77 he was caught at first slip off the same bowler.

Mitchell, who survived one chance to first slip on 26, got his head down in determined fashion but after making 49 lost his leg stump to the last ball before lunch from Sohail Khan with the total 120-2.

Clarke was dropped on six at cover off Wahab Riaz – a difficult chance – but produced some of the best strokes of the day.

He hoisted spinner Zulfiqar Babar over long on for six and twice straight drove Imran Khan for handsome boundaries.

His half century came up off 68 balls but on 58 the England Lions player nicked Rahat through to keeper Muhammad Rizwan.

Alexei Kervezee (1) and Ross Whiteley (7) fell cheaply but Kohler-Cadmore instantly got off the mark with a cover-drive for four off Sohail Khan.

He struck Babar for a straight six and produced several typical powerful strokes in going to his 50 off 96 balls with seven fours and a six out of 219-5.

Kohler-Cadmore then smote Imran Khan for his second six over mid off and a second century in four days seemed possible until he was caught at mid on off Babar.

A few minutes later the two sides shook hands at the end of a worthwhile exercise for both teams.