TOM Kohler-Cadmore says he retains future captaincy ambitions, but for now he will be throwing his full support behind new Yorkshire T20 skipper David Willey and club captain Steve Patterson.

Kohler-Cadmore was keen to take on the role of permanent Yorkshire captain in the Vitality Blast when it became available over the winter, though the county’s hierarchy opted for all-rounder Willey.

Yorkshire still see Kohler-Cadmore as a future leader, something which tallies with the 25-year-old’s own ambitions. But for now, they are keen to see him focus on scoring runs.

“It was disappointing for myself,” said Kohler-Cadmore. “Don’t get me wrong, Dave will do a brilliant job, and the club is in really good hands.

“From my point of view, I’ll move forward and put myself into a good position whenever an opportunity comes up again.

“The main way that will happen is by putting good performances in with the bat and having a positive influence on the side - speaking to youngsters and giving any advice I have to Dave or Patto.

“They supported me when I did it last year, so it’s about doing all I can to win games for Yorkshire.

“If I’m captaining, that’s great for me, but I just want Yorkshire to do well above anything else.

“That means whoever they see as the best captain, I fully support that decision and will back that person.”

Kohler-Cadmore led Yorkshire in 10 games last summer - nine in the Blast and one in the Royal London Cup, winning four of them.

“I captained quite a lot at school and growing up playing second-team cricket, and I’ve always really enjoyed it,” he said.

“I like to think about it and come up with different ideas.

“I know my ideas are usually a bit different to the normal, but I see it as a strength of mine that I do think outside the box.

“I enjoy using it as a way to contribute in the field. Because I don’t bowl, maybe I can come up with an idea or two to get us a wicket.”