TOM Kohler-Cadmore says Yorkshire are ready and raring to go ahead of Friday’s Specsavers County Championship opener against Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge.

Kohler-Cadmore’s career best 176 off 235 balls was one of the two standout innings in the county’s 489-8 declared on day two of their three-day friendly against Leeds/Bradford MCC Universities at Weetwood.

Leeds/Bradford started their second innings 370 behind immediately after tea and reached close on 91-3.

Replying to 119, Kohler-Cadmore shared a double century fifth-wicket stand with Jonny Tattersall, also aged 24, who added an unbeaten 135 off 211 balls.

The England Lions batsman praised Tattersall and believes there is more to come from the White Rose wicketkeeper after his maiden first-class century.

“I think everyone’s been raring to go since mid-February to be honest,” he said. “We’ve been ready to get outside. When we got back from Potch (midway through last month), we were flying and ready to go.

“This game has been perfect preparation leading into the season.

“Now it’s up to us to go out and do it against Notts.”

Kohler-Cadmore was largely watchful for his first 100 runs and then expanded afterwards against a student attack who plugged away without potency.

“I felt alright and felt my movements were good, especially at the start of the innings,” he said. “That was the main thing for me.

“The start of my innings last night, that’s where I get the most satisfaction from.

“It’s nice to have runs behind you going into the first Championship game.

“From Gary Ballance down, everybody’s spent some time in the middle, which is good for us.

“Tatts played brilliantly. He got his first first-class hundred, and it’s a weight off his shoulders. Hopefully he can go from strength to strength now.”

On the second half of his innings, which included two of his three sixes, Kohler-Cadmore added: “I wanted to play a couple more shots and to free my arms up.

“When spin’s on, I’m quite aggressive anyway. But one of the things I’ve been working on this winter is my rotation against spin. I had that in mind as well.

“It was nice to put that into practice.”