WORCESTERSHIRE captain Daryl Mitchell has said the club is the only one he ever wants to play for after signing a new four year contract.
The 30-year-old, who has just enjoyed his most prolific season scoring 1,334 runs in the County Championship, gave the newly promoted county a huge boost by committing until the end of the 2018 campaign.
Badsey-born Mitchell said he hoped the best years of his career were still to come.
“I’m really pleased to sign the contract,” he said.
“Obviously coming off the back of a really good season for the lads, with getting promotion to Division One, it’s a nice way to finish the year.
“Worcestershire is the only club I ever want to play for. I grew up watching and supporting the county, then going through the Academy, the second team and captaining the club is the pinnacle.
“The county means everything to me. It’s been a fantastic journey and I’m happy for it to continue for at least another four years.
“Hopefully the best years are ahead for me. This was the best year I’ve had in terms of runs and averages and things like that.
“I’ve just about grown up enough and know my own game enough and hopefully I can really kick on this next few years.”
Director of Cricket Steve Rhodes, said he was absolutely delighted Mitchell had put pen to paper.
“Mitch is an important and integral part of our push for better things at the club.
“He is one of our best players so for him to secure his future with Worcestershire is a huge boost for the club.
“To know we’ve got our best players signed up long-term is excellent news going forward.
“Daryl is Worcestershire through and through from his early years as an Evesham schoolboy to what he is now which is county captain.”