Thursday was a memorable day for new England Lion Tom Kohler-Cadmore.

Not only did the Yorkshire opener play his part in the county’s Royal London one-day Cup win over Northamptonshire to seal a knockout tie with Essex next week, he also found out about his forthcoming first taste of international cricket.

The 23-year-old has been selected for a one-day tri-series, also involving the A sides from India and the West Indies later this month (June 22-July 2).

He is the fourth leading run-scorer in this summer’s RL50 with 451, so this call is without doubt justified.

He explained: “I found out during the game on Thursday, Dave Willey had just got out, so I was a little worried about the position of the game (134-5) because it wasn't easy for us.

“Then my phone went with an unknown number. So I answered it, which normally I don’t. I just usually let them go.

“So, anyway, I picked up and it was Ed Smith, who said ‘You’ll be playing for the Lions in the tri-series’. I was delighted.

“This is my first taste of international stuff at any level, and I’m really looking forward to it.

“I got the England call and the important win, and it was great to see Jonny Tattersall play how he did in only his second or third knock in the first team. It was awesome."

Given his father Mick is Yorkshire’s dressing room attendant, Tom had plenty of family to celebrate with.

He continued: “Me and my brother were thinking of winding him up and not telling him - wait until it was announced online. We thought that would have been funny.

“But we thought twice and decided to let him know, and he was made up, which was nice.

“My international ambition was one of the reasons why I came. You seem to get recognised here a bit quicker when you perform. It’s a big county with a lot of pressure on players, especially from the fans.”

The only downside to Kohler-Cadmore’s Lions call is that he is set to miss the next two County Championship matches against Hampshire and Surrey.

Although he has not played a Championship match this season, he was looking likely to do so having built an irresistible case through weight of 50-over runs. He admitted: “I wouldn't say it’s bittersweet because I’m really happy to be with the Lions.

“To be with those coaches for a period of time and get a look at how the England set up works, it’s invaluable to me.

“But I’d also love to be playing in the Championship. I felt I had put pressure on and held my hand up saying ‘You should be picking me for the Championship’.”