23rd May, 2019

Mitch is determined to keep marching on

Rob George 25th Nov, 2018

EVERGREEN opener Daryl Mitchell is determined to keep climbing Worcestershire’s list of century-makers after over-taking four illustrious names last summer.

The 34-year-old has moved into seventh spot in the county’s all-time charts with 34 first class hundreds for Worcestershire.

In 2018 he overtook Basil D’Oliveira, Alan Ormrod, Tom Moody and Ron Headley after scoring four tons in the Specsavers County Championship.

That lifted Mitchell’s century tally to 11 in the last two seasons. Pears legend Graeme Hick leads the way with 106 tons while Glenn Turner and Don Kenyon notched 72 and 70 hundred’s respectively.

Mitchell is among a group including HHH Gibbons with 44 tons and Tim Curtis and FL Bowley with 43 and 38 centuries respectively.

He said: “It was never really a goal as such when growing up but everytime I get a century now, there is something said about over-taking a big name or going level with a big name!

“You do sort of sit up and take notice of those things.

“I feel proud to have scored as many hundreds as those guys have done for Worcestershire, the Tom Graveney’s, the Basil D’Oliveira’s, and Tom Moody’s and to be around those sort of names.

“I’d be lying if I said I hadn’t looked at the list and hopefully I can tick off a couple more as I go on.”

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