Yorkshire 328 for 4 (Kohler-Cadmore 164, Pujara 82) beat Durham 186 (Rashid 4-47) by 142 runs
Yorkshire were in a ruthless mood on the day when Durham unveiled the Paul Collingwood Pavilion at Emirates Riverside, crushing them by 142 runs in their opening match in the Royal London One-Day Cup.
Tom Kohler-Cadmore made his first start for Yorkshire in the 50-over format one to remember as he scored a career-best 164, dominating the Durham bowlers with a number of impressive shots to the boundary.
Yorkshire’s total of 328 put Durham under pressure and their batting line-up was not able to rise to the occasion. Adil Rashid ripped through the lower order claiming figures of 4 for 47 to guide his team to a comfortable victory
Kohler-Cadmore, who averages 31 in first-class cricket, has rarely seemed in Yorkshire;s plane for the longer format but if Jos Buttler can use IPL to force his way back into England’s Test side, anything is possible.
He made his intentions known from the off, dispatching early boundaries off Natham Rimmington and James Weighell beginning the innings with momentum. Adam Lyth offered support in the early stages, with the opening duo reaching their fifty partnership in the eighth over. Yorkshire pressed forward, but Lyth was out going for on big strike too many for 30 when he was caught by Stuart Poynter off the bowling of Matthew Potts.
His opener partner continued his assault as he reached his fifty from 50 balls, while the visitors brought the 100 up in the 17th over. Cheteshwar Pujara provided a solid foil for Kohler-Cadmore at the other end of the crease. Kohler-Cadmore took centre stage continuing his brilliant knock by reaching his third one-day century off 114 deliveries, which included 10 fours and two sixes.
He stepped on the accelerator after notching his hundred. dominating his partnership with Pujara, which passed the 100-run mark when the opener smashed a huge six off the bowling of Weighell.
However, he was then dismissed for a career-best 164 when he was caught on the boundary by Smith off George Harding. Pujara passed fifty to guide Yorkshire beyond 300, with Yorkshire posting 328 for 4 in their 50 overs, although he and Harry Brook were dismissed in back-to-back balls by Potts.
Collingwood opted to open the batting for the first time in his Durham career since 2000 with Graham Clark. However, both were dismissed cheaply as Ben Coad and Tim Bresnan made early inroads into the home side’s line-up. Tom Latham failed to fire on his first appearance of the campaign loosely driving a Stephen Patterson delivery to Brook.
A suicidal run-out saw the end of Will Smith before Rashid snagged the wicket of Ryan Pringle. Michael Richardson offered resistance in the middle order until he fell lbw to Rashid for 43, while the leg-spinner then removed James Weighell. Potts and Poynter made late runs, but Yorkshire were able to wrap the win with ease.