Monday, September 12th, 2016

Skipper Wants Strong Finale With Bat As He Targets 1,000 Mark

Worcestershire skipper Daryl Mitchell is still hopeful of reaching 1,000 runs in the Specsavers County Championship this season with a strong finale to the campaign.

The opening batsman goes into the four-day match with Sussex at Hove on 703 Championship runs for 2016.

Mitchell gave his hopes of getting to four figures a significant boost with two hundreds in the recent home clash with Northamptonshire – the third time he has achieved that feat.

The County's 2016 beneficiary said: The Northants game was a good one for me and the team and it was nice to get some runs.

“I have been a short of runs in red ball cricket this season and I haven’t got as many runs as I would have liked.

“But with two games to go hopefully I can add to my hundreds tally and put some runs on the board.

“There is still a good opportunity for me to score 1,000 runs and I will be looking to do that.”