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Kohler-Cadmore pens Worcs extension

Worcestershire youngster Tom Kohler-Cadmore has extended his contract with the county until the end of the 2016 season.

The 20-year-old had another year to run on his existing deal but has been rewarded for his breakthrough campaign with a further extension.

Kohler-Cadmore joins Joe Leach, Chris Russell, Tom Fell and Ben Cox in committing his future to the New Road club for the 2015 and 2016 seasons during the past fortnight.

A record-breaking haul of 1409 runs for Malvern College during 2013 and impressive pre-season form won Kohler-Cadmore a spot in Worcestershire’s side at the start of this summer.

Kohler-Cadmore dropped back into the second XI and showed character to win his place back, while the right-hander also produced some impressive cameos in the NatWest T20 Blast.

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.

Tom Kohler-Cadmore has agreed a contract extension with Worcestershire on the back of a breakthrough season across all formats

"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 added: “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 every time 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.”

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