WORCESTERSHIRE skipper Daryl Mitchell was rewarded for an excellent personal season by being named captain of the Professional Cricketers’ Association (PCA) team of the year.
The 30-year-old led by example as the Pears won promotion back to Division One of the LV= County Championship after a two-year absence.
Mitchell scored nearly 2,000 runs in all competitions, including more than 1,300 in the Championship, featuring five centuries.
The Badsey-born batsman and Kent’s Darren Stevens were the only representatives of Division Two in the LV= County Championship in the team of the year named during the ceremony in London.
The awards have been coming thick and fast for Mitchell, who also lifted the county’s own Dick Lygon Award at their awards ceremony.
It is awarded to the best team player, embracing all forms of cricket, who also made significant contributions off the pitch.
The full PCA team of the year is: Adam Lyth (Yorkshire) Daryl Mitchell (Worcestershire), Alex Hales (Nottinghamshire), Joe Root (Yorkshire), Gary Ballance (Yorkshire), Tom Smith (Lancashire), Darren Stevens (Kent), Jos Buttler (Lancashire), Jack Brooks (Yorkshire), Jeetan Patel (Warwickshire), James Anderson (Lancashire).