TOM Kohler-Cadmore was not supposed to join Yorkshire until the end of the season.

By that time, he now hopes to have a couple of winners' medals with the White Rose county under his belt.

The 22-year-old batsman had agreed to move "home" when his contract at Worcestershire expired but, upon learning of his decision to leave, the New Road hierarchy decided it was in their best interests for him to go with immediate effect.

Kohler-Cadmore is an exciting signing for Yorkshire, the county for whom he played under-15s cricket prior to accepting a scholarship with Worcestershire, including private education at Malvern College. It was too good an opportunity to turn down.

Now things have come full circle and he has decided a move back to Headingley was too good to turn down as he bids to win silverware and push his international ambitions.

"That's the whole reason I wanted to come to Yorkshire – because of how many trophies they win," he explained.

"They're always there and thereabouts and you want to look back at the end of your career and say 'wow, I won this and that'.

"Coming second isn't an option at Yorkshire. It's all about being the best and winning. I like how ruthless the dressing room is."

Kohler-Cadmore may not be a Yorkshireman by birth but his family's base is in Hornsea near Hull.

He played for Yorkshire under-15s alongside Ben Coad and Jack Leaning, while his brother Ben plays league cricket for Driffield – for whom Tom broke the Hunters' ECB Yorkshire Premier League North batting record with 191 not out (22 fours, nine sixes) off only 150 balls against Woodhouse Grange on Saturday.

The right-hander, who has forged a reputation as a dynamic opener against the white ball, knows about the pride of wearing the White Rose.

It would be a surprise if 'Pepsi', as he is otherwise known, is not a regular starter in Yorkshire's NatWest T20 Blast team next month but he may have to be patient with regards to a place in their Specsavers County Championship team.

Kohler-Cadmore is not in the squad for the match against Middlesex at Lord's, starting today, with 18-year-old Harry Brook – whose Yorkshire Premier League record (178) he broke, also against Woodhouse Grange, earlier this season – ahead of him following his recent second XI form. He is hoping that will change pretty quickly.

"I've come here with the intent to play all forms," said Kohler-Cadmore, having scored four hundreds in 37 first-class matches.

"With it being a bit of a shock to both camps, the move happening so quickly, there's always going to a period of adjustment. But I just want to get some runs in the twos and start to put the pressure on for a four-day spot.

"When you look at the Championship table, the lads have had a great start to the year and are going really well.

"It would be quite nice to come midway through the year, contribute to a couple of wins that would make the difference and end up getting a County Championship-winning medal for Division One.

"At the start of the year, that was never a possibility with me still being at Worcester.

"I think my four-day game's come a long way since I started. I'm still quite an aggressive player but I feel like I can assess situations a lot better.

"I don't feel like I have to whack my way out of it. I back my technique to get me through. I've been able to bat a day in Championship cricket before and that isn't an easy thing to do with the bowlers some teams have."