Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

Skipper Mitchell Looking For Worcs To “kick On” After Stunning Success

Skipper Mitchell Looking For Worcs To “kick On” After Stunning Success

Worcestershire skipper Daryl Mitchell is looking for Worcestershire to "kick on" in the Specsavers County Championship after their "crucial" seven wicket win over Leicestershire at the Fischer County Ground.

Superb bowling by Joe Leach and Matt Henry routed Leicestershire for 43 in their second innings and left the County an 86 win target which they achieved for a first Championship win of the season.

Mitchell said: "The side showed great character and desire. It was a great result and it was important to get our first win.

“I think we needed that win. It’s important to take every game as it comes but it was a crucial win for us and hopefully we can now kick on although it's still a too early to look at the table too closely.

“Henry and Leach bowled extremely well and got the ball to nip around on a deteriorating surface.

“We created a lot of pressure in Leicestershire’s second innings and got the ball in the right areas and fielded brilliantly to dismiss them for 43,

“We took our catches and had two great run-outs and showed a lot of character, desire and purpose.

“We had a chat during the lunch break and we said the best way to approach out target was to be positive and put pressure on their bowlers and we promoted Ross Whiteley to three for that reason.

“It worked because we only lost three wickets and we were never in danger.”

Mitchell added: "I remember beating Kent inside two days and we bowled out Lancashire for a low score at New Road but I don’t think I’ve ever played in a game where we’ve bowled out a team as cheaply.”