TOM Kohler-Cadmore has revealed that being offered the stand-in captaincy by Yorkshire meant he changed the habit of a lifetime.

Kohler-Cadmore replaced the rested Steve Patterson for Monday's final Royal London one-day Cup North Group game against Durham.

He got his first job right in winning the toss but, having elected to bowl, led the Vikings in only 32.4 overs of play before the contest at Emerald Headingley was washed out.

“It was a great honour to be captain,” he said. “I really enjoyed it.

“I even woke up early with excitement, which was a first for me!”

The 24-year-old saw Durham, who were eliminated from knockout contention as a result of the rain, reach 182-2 before the abandonment.

Yorkshire fielded three List 'A' debutants in Ben Birkhead, Tom Loten and Jared Warner, while Will Fraine was making his first-team debut for the county after joining from Nottinghamshire over the winter.

“We got more positives out of that,” said Kohler-Cadmore, who hailed the two-wicket performance of Tim Bresnan and Jack Leaning’s encouraging four overs of off-spin.

“The weather beat us, but I felt we were good with the ball and in the field. Energy levels were what we wanted and what we spoke about at the start of the day.

“Everything we set out to do, we nailed. We would have liked more wickets, but Durham played well.

“Tim Bresnan set the tone brilliantly for us.

“We did slightly different things to what we’d normally do as a side. We bowled Jack Leaning a bit more, taking more of a punt with spin instead of relying on our seamers. Jack bowled really nicely.

“It shows we have more options later on in the year for T20.

“The lads who came in and made their debuts - I thought they performed nicely. They weren’t under too much pressure and felt like they could express themselves.”