Daryl Mitchell (English cricketer)

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Daryl Mitchell
Personal information
Full name Daryl Keith Henry Mitchell
Born (1983-11-25) 25 November 1983 (age 34)
Badsey, Worcestershire, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Batting Right-handed
Bowling Right-arm medium
Role Batsman
Domestic team information
Years Team
2005– Worcestershire (squad no. 27)
2012 Mountaineers
FC debut 8 May 2005 Worcestershire v Loughborough UCCE
LA debut 12 June 2005 Worcestershire v Bangladeshis
Career statistics
Competition FC LA T20
Matches 192 128 149
Runs scored 12,507 3,297 2,126
Batting average 40.34 34.34 23.62
100s/50s 35/48 3/22 0/7
Top score 298 107 68*
Balls bowled 2,336 2,873 1,879
Wickets 27 75 85
Bowling average 45.03 35.42 28.74
5 wickets in innings 0 0 1
10 wickets in match 0 n/a n/a
Best bowling 4/49 4/19 5/28
Catches/stumpings 263/– 50/– 61/–
Source: CricketArchive, 29 September 2018

Daryl Keith Henry Mitchell (born 25 November 1983) is an English first-class cricketer. Primarily a right-handed batsman who often opens the innings, Mitchell also bowls right-arm medium pace. He currently plays for Worcestershire. He was appointed vice-captain for the 2010 season, and made captain when Vikram Solanki resigned in mid-August.



After having appeared fairly regularly in the Worcestershire second team since 2002, Mitchell made his first-class debut for the county in May 2005 against Loughborough UCCE at Kidderminster. He made only five and 12 as Worcestershire slumped to an eight-wicket defeat, but after a few weeks out of the side Mitchell returned to the first team, and in mid-June he scored 63 against Leicestershire.

Mitchell's first full season was in the Twenty20 Cup saw a failure with the bat – an aggregate of just nine runs in four innings – balanced by five wickets in 13 overs with the ball, including 2–26 against Somerset.


After a successful winter playing in Australia, Mitchell began the 2006 season as a first choice opener in the absence of overseas player Phil Jaques and scored his first half-century of the season against Somerset.


Mitchell endured a tricky 2009 season, struggling to make the impression at the top of the order he did the season before with Stephen Moore. However, Mitchell produced a strong batting performance in the penultimate Championship game of the season against Somerset at Taunton. He struck 298, his maiden first-class double century and the fifth highest individual score by a Worcestershire batsman, which included 54 boundaries and one six. He also became the first cricketer in history to be dismissed for that score.[1]

During an end-of-season 20-over benefit match, Mitchell further demonstrated his versatility by keeping wicket, taking two stumpings.[2]


Mitchell was appointed vice-captain to Vikram Solanki for the start of the season, replacing the departed Gareth Batty.[3] He struck a rich vein of form that season, scoring four centuries and 1,000 runs by mid-August. Three of his centuries came in consecutive innings, two against Gloucestershire at Cheltenham, where he led Worcestershire to an improbable victory having been 202 behind on first innings,[4] and another, a fine 165, against Glamorgan.[5] Following defeat in this last match, Solanki resigned as captain, and Mitchell was immediately appointed his successor.[6]

Career best performances

as of 28 September 2017

Batting Bowling
Score Fixture Venue Season Score Fixture Venue Season
FC 298 Worcestershire v Somerset Taunton 2009 4–49 Worcestershire v Yorkshire Headingley 2009
LA 107 Worcestershire v Sussex Hove 2013 4–19 Worcestershire v Northamptonshire Milton Keynes 2014
T20 68* Worcestershire v Derbyshire Derby 2014 5-28 Worcestershire v Northamptonshire Northampton 2014


  1. ^ Lynch, Steven (22 September 2009). "England's worst one-day run, and an innings of 298". CricInfo. Retrieved 2009-09-22.
  2. ^ "The Home of CricketArchive".
  3. ^ "Daryl Mitchell appointed vice-captain".
  4. ^ "Mitchell's second ton seals six-wicket win".
  5. ^ "Glamorgan v Worcestershire at Colwyn Bay, Aug 9-12, 2010 - Cricket Scorecard - ESPN Cricinfo".
  6. ^ "Solanki resigns Worcs captaincy". 12 August 2010 – via bbc.co.uk.

External links

  • Daryl Mitchell at ESPNcricinfo
  • Daryl Mitchell at CricketArchive (subscription required)
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Vikram Solanki
Worcestershire County Cricket Captain
Succeeded by
Joe Leach
Preceded by
Mark Wallace
Chairman of the Professional Cricketers' Association
Succeeded by
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