Sunday, May 21st, 2017

Opener Daryl Completes 10,000 First Class Runs For Worcs

Opener Daryl Completes 10,000 First Class Runs For Worcs

Daryl Mitchell has become the 25th player to complete 10,000 first class runs for Worcestershire.

PCA chairman Mitchell reached milestone when on 87 against Derbyshire at 3aaa County Ground today.

A cover drive for three off spinner Jeevan Mendis took the 33-year-old to the personal milestone.

His achievement was greeted with warm applause from his team-mates.

David Leatherdale -now the PCA's CEO – was the last player to reach the milestone for Worcs.

Mitchell passed 10,000 career runs with two centuries in the County Championship against Northamptonshire last August.

But 402 of that tally came for other teams – 339 for Mountaineers in Zimbabwe and 63 for the MCC against Yorkshire in Abu Dhabi in 2015.

Mitchell is the latest in a long line of openers who have been key performers for the County.

The club’s record run scorer Don Kenyon, Glenn Turner, Tim Curtis, Ron Headley and Alan Ormrod all enjoyed success from the 1950s onwards and passed 10,000 runs.