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Worcestershire captain Daryl Mitchell has signed a new four-year deal with the club, meaning that he will now stay at New Road until the end of the 2018 county season.
Mitchell scored 1,334 runs last season in order to help his side get promoted from Division Two to Division One of the County Championship.
“I’m really pleased to sign the contract. 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,” he told the county’s website. “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.”
Worcestershire’s director of cricket, Steve Rhodes, added: “I’m absolutely delighted. Mitch is an important and integral part of our push for better things at 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. He is very proud of the county and is exactly the type of cricketer we want here for a period of time.”