Saturday, July 4th, 2015

Kohler-Cadmore Says Momentum Important As He Praises “incredible Backing Of Fans”

Kohler-Cadmore Says Momentum Important As He Praises “incredible Backing Of Fans”

Tom Kohler-Cadmore has praised the "incredible backing" of the Worcestershire Rapids fans and stressed the importance of having momentum in the battle for a quarter-final spot.

The Rapids will be aiming to complete a double over Durham Jets when the two sides meet tomorrow (Sunday) in the Sky Sports televised clash at New Road, starting 2.30pm.

They have been in the upper echelons of the table and are looking to claim a third quarter-final spot in four years.

Kohler-Cadmore, who scored a competition best 75 in last night's away win over Notts Outlaws, believes the backing of the Rapids fans can play its part and has been delighted by the growing number of supporters making the trip to away T20 Blast matches.

He said: "We've been in the top two, we've had a great start and now the main bit is finishing well.

"It always is with every competition and you want the momentum going into the quarter-finals.

"If we are home (in the quarter-finals) and we have the atmosphere like we've had at New Road, it is going to be incredible.

"The crowd is behind us because everyone is doing well and it's brilliant down here.

"Also now, more and more fans are travelling which is a massive boost. When it is going well, and everyone is cheering on, it's awesome.

"The last over here against Northamptonshire last week, the atmosphere was fantastic and equally, when you are away and have people cheering for your side as well, when it's close, it helps.

"At Old Trafford a couple of weeks ago, when Ben Cox hit the winning six, there were a group of our fans going mental and it was brilliant.

"They are awesome, they are really getting behind us."

Kohler-Cadmore is delighted to be contributing in the short format of the game after losing his spot in the LV = County Championship side after the first two games.

He said: "T20 cricket is a great night and personally for me, the way my cricket is set-up, I can clear boundaries.

"Because I'm not in the four-day stuff, doesn't mean I'm not playing T20 which is great and I love being involved."

On his superb knock last night, Kohler-Cadmore said:  “I had a little luck, I felt – I had a couple of balls that kind of got me in. Percentages-wise, it’s quite high in your favour with the field up so all you need to do is get it over the 30 yard circle and you’ll get four normally.

“I just work on that basis early doors because if you get off to a flyer you can then assess in the middle.

“I just found that if it was in my slot I’d swing through the line and luckily it came off."

Kohler-Cadmore also held onto an important catch to dismiss key man Alex Hales.

He said: “I thought it was going for six when it first left his bat.

“It’s just a catch, isn’t it? If you drop it you look like an idiot because it was straight at me.

“If I’d dropped it I don’t think I’d have gone into the changing rooms – I'd have just gone straight home!”