Tuesday, November 2nd, 2021

CRICKET SOCIETY BESTOW HONOUR ON RETIRING WORCESTERSHIRE CCC OPENER DARYL MITCHELL

Daryl Mitchell has been elected a Vice-President of the Worcestershire Cricket Society in recognition of his two decades of service to Worcestershire CCC.

Members of the Society committee voted unanimously to bestow the honour upon former Worcestershire captain Mitchell who was delighted to accept.

He joins another former trio of Worcestershire captains in Phil Neale, Norman Gifford and Tim Curtis in becoming a Society VP.

Mitchell hung up his spikes after the final LV=Insurance County Championship match of the season against Leicestershire.

He said: โ€œI would like to thank the Cricket Society for bestowing this honour upon me. It is very much appreciated.

โ€œMy mum and dad are members of the Society, and I know it does an excellent job in helping to keep members in touch with the game through its winter evenings and their social gatherings during the close season.โ€

Mitchell made more than 500 appearances for Worcestershire, scored 13,920 first class runs, 3874 List A and 2310 T20 and, in addition, is the only Worcestershire player to have taken 100 T20 wickets.

He captained Worcestershire for six full seasons and was the first born inside the County since Maurice Foster in 1925.