Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Kohler-Cadmore Extends Worcestershire Contract Until End Of 2016 Season

Worcestershire batsman Tom Kohler-Cadmore has extended his contract with the county until the end of the 2016 season.
Kohler-Cadmore, who was 20 last week, still had another season to run of his current deal.
But he has signed for an additional 12 months after a promising debut season of first class cricket.
It means he has joined Joe Leach, Chris Russell, Tom Fell and Ben Cox in committing their future at New Road for the 2015 and 2016 seasons during the past fortnight.
Academy product Kohler-Cadmore scored a record-breaking 1409 runs for Malvern College during 2013 – including three 150 plus scores.
He earned a spot in the Worcestershire side at the start of the season after showing encouraging form during the tour of Abu Dhabi.
After a testing first spell of LV = County Championship cricket, Kohler-Cadmore went out of the side, scored runs in the second eleven and regained his spot and scored 99 against Leicestershire at New Road.
He also impressed in NatWest T20 Blast cricket, particularly in making a blistering half century against Birmingham Bears in front of a 12,000 crowd at Edgbaston.
Worcestershire Director of Cricket Steve Rhodes said: "Like Tom Fell, we honestly believe we have got a player with a bright future with Tom Kohler-Cadmore.
"These guys are not just talented batters but are quite clued into cricket and they are learning about the game all of the time.
"One thing about Tom Kohler-Cadmore is that he is a real student of cricket.
"He loves his practice, loves his preparation. He is excellent with his off the field preparation.
"He is training harder and harder and will be a very hungry run scorer in all forms of cricket.
"He has already played well in T20 cricket and has come back into the side in four-day cricket and has done that on the back of some good performances."
Kohler-Cadmore believes he has reaped the benefits of trying not to put too much pressure on himself when at the crease.
He said: "I was pleased to sign for an additional year and everything this season is all part of a big learning curve for me.
"When I went out of the side, I felt that I could play at the level but everytime I went out to bat, I was putting more and more pressure on myself and thinking too much.
"You just want to do well every game and then, when you've not done well for a couple of games, you think 'come on I've got to get some runs.'
"I got back in at Leicester and I thought just relax, take it easy and do my processes instead of getting tense about things.
"I got my first Championship half century in that game and I tried to keep that approach going, trying to be a bit more patient in my innings, giving myself a chance to have a look instead of trying to go early and whack it over the top.
"Also with moving to number five, there is a little less pressure, the ball is a little bit older so it is not doing as much.
"I tried to forget about the first half of my season and just put that to one side. I just try to improve from it and keep trying to learn from every game. It's all about learning as much as I can."