Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

A Comfortable Win for Visitors on Opening Day; THE MATCH: Durham V Yorkshire Royal London One-Day Cup

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

A Comfortable Win for Visitors on Opening Day; THE MATCH: Durham V Yorkshire Royal London One-Day Cup

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YORKSHIRE were in a ruthless mood on the day when Durham unveiled the Paul Collingwood Pavilion at Emirates Riverside, crushing the hosts 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.

The visitors' 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 4-47 to guide his team to a comfortable victory Kohler-Cadmore 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 50 partnership in the eighth over. Yorkshire pressed forward, but Lyth was out, going for one 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 50 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.

The 23-year-old stepped on the accelerator after notching his hundred. He blasted the Durham attack to all parts of the ground as he dominated 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. …

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