Monday, June 30th, 2014

Mason Praises Maturity Shown By Kohler-Cadmore Who Hits Career Best Score

Mason Praises Maturity Shown By Kohler-Cadmore Who Hits Career Best Score

Worcestershire assistant coach Matt Mason praised the maturity shown by Tom Kohler-Cadmore in scoring a career best 85 in the LV = County Championship clash with Glamorgan at New Road and believes he can eventually bat higher up the order.

The 19-year-old followed up his maiden half century in the Championship against Leicestershire at Grace Road with another fine innings after coming in at number six with Worcestershire 93-4.

Kohler-Cadmore, a free scoring batsman, impressed Mason with the restraint he exercised in support of century-maker Tom Fell as the home side recovered to reach 352.

Mason said: "Tom keeps threatening to score a hundred and he is in good form. He got a century in the second team game against Warwickshire so we weren't surprised to see him go out there and do well.

"I thought the bulk of his innings yesterday was terrific in support of Tom Fell and for such a young man of 19, to play the way he has done so far, shows he has got the temperament and what it takes to play at this level.

"I'm sure sometime in the not too distance future we might see him batting further up the order.

"He has got the ability and the temperament so I'd like to see that happen, that's for sure."

Mason added:  "The most impressive thing about his innings was the great restraint he showed, that he reined in his own game to support Tom Fell.

"Tom Fell's innings was fantastic the way it flowed and you need someone the other end to support and once he (Kohler-Cadmore) had the chance to expand his game a bit, he did that as well.

"He's got some great shots but it was the way he paced his innings which was so mature for a 19-year-old."