SEEING Joe Clarke and Brett D’Oliveira represent England Lions is driving on other young players at Worcestershire, according to Tom Kohler-Cadmore.
The 22-year-old believes they are no longer viewed as a small county by the national selectors.
And the batsman wants to follow all-rounder Moeen Ali in reaching the international stage with England.
“I don’t know anyone my age who says they would be happy to settle for just playing cricket for their county,” he said.
“Whatever county you’re at everyone wants to play at the highest level.
“It’s England for me and it’s good to see you can get there with good performances and you’re not pigeon-holed as a little club whereas in previous years it has felt a little like that.
“The last couple of years have shown with Ross Whiteley, Joe and Brett being picked for Lions the selectors are not looking so much at the club and good performances will get you there. It’s something I want to do too."
Kohler-Cadmore won a cricket scholarship to Malvern College and amassed 1,409 runs at an average of over 100 in his final year.
He won the Young Wisden Schools Cricketer of the Year in 2014.
The batsman had a winter setback when he dislocated his shoulder playing for Penrith in Australia.
But he had an operation and scored 101 not out in the County's warm-up match at Leeds-Bradford MCCU.
He then smashed 102 as they beat Glamorgan by eight wickets in their County Championship Division Two opener ahead of Friday's home game with Northamptonshire (11am).
“I tried to hit a six, missed the ball and my shoulder came out,” Kohler-Cadmore recalled.
“I should probably stop swinging so hard but the recovery is coming on nicely.
“I had an operation about six weeks ago so it has been a good recovery with help from Ross Dewar (strength and conditioning) and Ben Davies (head physiotherapist).
“I have been coming into the club every day and working closely with Ben on strengthening exercises.
“The whole experience could help me to be more patient when I bat and waiting for the right balls to hit.
“Everyone who plays professional sport has ups and downs. I try to stay level-headed with it all because you have to take the good days with the bad.”