Saturday, May 21st, 2016

Skipper Mitchell Confident Wins Will Arrive In County Championship

Skipper Mitchell Confident Wins Will Arrive In County Championship

Skipper Daryl Mitchell is convinced Worcestershire will start clocking up wins in the Specsavers County Championship if they keep reproducing their recent form.

The County are without a win in five matches in the competition but have achieved maximum batting points in their four first innings knocks and also bowled well.

But the loss of six complete days action have hindered their victory bids.

Mitchell said: “It is frustrating not to have won yet but we have been playing particularly well and scoring a lot of runs.

“We have to be realistic and realise we have lost a lot of overs due to the poor weather.

“There are still 11 games to go and there haven’t been many wins all round, but if we keep putting in the effort the results will come.

“They are all big games because it’s a very tight league with not many points between teams at the top and the bottom.

“There is a lot of cricket to be played and we will be trying to pick up as many points as we can.

“Leicestershire have found it tough in recent seasons but have got some experience in Pettini, Cosgrove and McKay.

“They have had a good start and it will be a tough contest at Grace Road."

Mitchell was full of praise for the efforts of the bowlers after Worcestershire just failed to secure victory over Sussex at New Road this week after they had been forced to follow on.

He said: “We kept Sussex at well under three runs an over in both innings but ran out of time to force the win.

“Our bowlers did superbly but got tired after putting in such big shifts and we were in the field for more than 240 overs, which I think is the longest stretch I have ever done.

“A lot of credit must go to Sussex for the way they batted in their second innings and they made it very hard for us to take the wickets we needed.”