Tom Kohler-Cadmore is returning home to sign for Yorkshire with immediate effect.
The 2014 and 2015 County Championship winners have confirmed a three-year deal with Worcestershire's destructive batsman, who came through the White Rose’s youth ranks.
Kohler-Cadmore broke into Worcestershire’s side as a teenager and smashed the highest score in last season's NatWest T20 Blast - 127 off just 54 balls against Durham. He also has a Royal London One-Day Cup ton against Yorkshire to his name in 2017.
“Obviously it was a massive decision to move home and I find it incredibly exciting,” the 22-year-old told Yorkshire’s official website. “Yorkshire was my childhood county, I played in the under 13s, 14s and 15s and I can’t wait to join what I see as the best club in the country.
“I’m really looking forward to getting stuck in and part of my decision to move was to challenge and test myself in what is a great environment and a very strong squad. Hopefully this will help me improve and to push me on to higher levels. This is a great team, packed with international standard players and it’s a great opportunity to learn and improve my cricket.
“I remember how professional the club is and the pride that all the players have in wearing the White Rose. I’m thoroughly looking forward to pulling the shirt on, turning in some good performances and contributing where possible to some success for the club.
“I’ve loved my time at Worcestershire and it will always have a special place in my heart. I’d like to thank them for all the opportunities they have afforded me, as well as the support I’ve received from both the players and fans throughout.”
Kohler-Cadmore’s family still live in East Yorkshire and his older brother Ben plays for Driffield and Combined Services. He will join Yorkshire’s squad on Monday but is ineligible to play against his former county this season.
Obviously it was a massive decision to move home and I find it incredibly exciting
Martyn Moxon, the Club’s Director of Cricket, added: “Tom is a highly talented player and someone who will hopefully go a long way in the future. He’s very ambitious, he wants to play for England eventually and he’s a solid, well-rounded young man.
“He’s only 22, so he’s obviously not the finished article, but he’s someone who knows where he wants to get to and is prepared to work hard to get there. I would fully expect him to achieve his goals.
“We look forward to welcoming Tom and he will undoubtedly strengthen our top-order, as well as providing all-important competition for places.”