Thursday 30 September 2010 

Mitchell To Stay On As Worcestershire Captain

Mitchell To Stay On As Worcestershire Captain
Mitchell To Stay On As Worcestershire Captain
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After guiding Worcestershire back to the LV= County Championship Division One, Daryl Mitchell has been confirmed as the club captain.

After assuming the interim captaincy after the resignation of Vikram Solanki on 12th August, Mitchell led Worcestershire CCC to three victories and one draw in their last four Championship games, which earned them promotion. Mitchell, who has just signed a new four year contract, is eagerly anticipating the challenge of top flight domestic cricket at New Road.

26-year-old Mitchell, who first played for the Club in 2005 commented: "I am very pleased to commit my future to Worcestershire and it is an honour to be made captain. I'm looking forward to the season ahead."

Director of Cricket, Steve Rhodes, added: "I am absolutely delighted that Daryl's services of captaincy are secured for next season, and that he has committed his future to the Club with a four year contract. I am enjoying working with Daryl, and look forward to seeing his progression as captain."

During the 2010 season, Mitchell scored 1180 runs in first-class cricket and became only the sixth player in the club's history to score three consecutive centuries.

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