Born and raised in the Vale of Evesham, it was always Daryl’s ambition to play cricket for his beloved home county, Worcestershire.

Mitch’s first club cricket was with Pershore but it was with his local club Bretforton where really he made his mark at junior level. Experience at a highly-competitive senior level came in the Birmingham League, turning out for Stratford, Worcester Norton Taveners, Halesowen and more recently for Himley.

Daryl's county career started with Worcestershire Schools’ Cricket Association under-11s, now Worcestershire Young Cricketers. Playing through the different age groups up to the under-19s he joined the county’s academy at 15, making his Second XI debut at the tender age of 17.

A University Scholarship contract paved the way for Mitch to join the county’s senior ranks, in 2003. His first-team debut, in all formats of the game, followed in 2005 and the same year he signed his first full contract.

Daryl's appointment as Captain of Worcestershire County Cricket Club came in 2010. In 2014 further honours arrived with the captaincy of an MCC side, making a first-ever visit to Japan.

In his first-class career to date he's played in 148 games, scoring 9,215 runs at an average of 39.38, stroking 21 centuries, a top score of 298 as well as pouching 205 catches.

In 105 one-day matches he has amassed 2572 runs at 33.40 and taken 58 wickets, and in 110 T20 games he’s bludgeoned 1657 runs at 24.73 and snared 67 wickets, including a club record 5 for 28.

Daryl’s unstinting loyalty to his county was recognised with the award of a Benefit Year in 2016, and already many cricketing legends have pledged their support including: Graeme Hick (as Patron), Moeen Ali, Alistair Cook, James Taylor, Nick Compton, Simon Jones, Vikram Solanki and Paul Nixon.