Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

Kohler-Cadmore Hits Unbeaten Century In County’s Final Warm-Up Fixture

Kohler-Cadmore Hits Unbeaten Century In County’s Final Warm-Up Fixture

Tom Kohler-Cadmore continued his fine pre-season form with an unbeaten century on the second and final day of Worcestershire's warm-up match with Northamptonshire at Northampton.

Kohler-Cadmore followed up his unbeaten 63 against Oxford MCCU last week by making 119 not out in the drawn fixture.

It represented Worcestershire's last action after nine pre-season games – four in Abu Dhabi and five in England – before Sunday's opening LV = County Championship clash with Division One champions Yorkshire at New Road.

Kohler-Cadmore will go into that game full of confidence after reaching his half century off 69 balls and three figures off 158 deliveries.

The former Malvern College pupil also impressed during last year's pre-season programme and earned a place in the starting line-up.

Moeen Ali returned to action on the day he was crowned one of Wisden's Five Cricketers Of The Year.

The 27-year-old England all-rounder was playing for the first time since suffering a side strain against Bangladesh during the World Cup a month ago.

Moeen went to the wicket in his accustomed number three slot and was second top scorer with 38.

Ben Cox (36) and Brett D'Oliveira (33) were the other main contributors as Worcestershire closed on 332-8 from 86 overs in reply to Northants totals of 318-8 declared and 90-5 declared.

Worcestershire – only innings

Mitchell b Willey 2

Fell c Rossington b Azharullah 27

Moeen c Crook b Stone 38

Kohler-Cadmore not out 119

Cox b Khalid 36

D'Oliveira c sub b Willey 33

Leach not out 13

Kervezee c Wakely b Kleinveldt 16

Whiteley c Willey b Barrett 19

Andrew c Willey b Stone 0

Extras 29

FOW: 24, 69, 84, 112, 144, 231, 245, 300.

Bowling: Willey 2-66, Kleinveldt 1-31, Azharullah 1-26, Stone 2-60, Barrett 1-34, Khalid 1-22.