Friday, September 24th, 2021

Playing poker with Warne, Blast win & what’s next | Daryl Mitchell reflects on a stunning career

After 17 years as a Worcestershire CCC player, Daryl Mitchell has decided to hang up his spikes and retire. The batsmen enjoyed a stellar career at New Road, hitting over 13,000 First Class runs, becoming the only player to take 100 wickets in T20 cricket as well as captaining the team for six seasons.

Mitchell bowed out against Leicestershire and it was fitting he closed his career out in the middle as he and Jake Libby hit the winning runs at New Road yesterday. At the lunch interval Chairman, Fanos Hira, and Club President, Cynthia Crawford presented Mitchell with two framed photos which included both his red and white-ball stats as well as a frame with pictures from his entire, illustrious career.

Daryl will go down as a club legend and we sat down with him for an in-depth interview to recap a truly extraordinary career. On the agenda, playing poker with Shane Warne, captaining the side in the famous ‘Shantry Match’ in 2014, the 2018 Vitality Blast victory, as well as looking ahead to what comes next.