I sit on the board of Worcestershire Ambassadors, whose aim is to promote Worcestershire as a place to ‘Work, Live or Visit.’ It was an honour to accept an invitation to Co- Chair Daryl's benefit committee in 2016. A life long fan of cricket both as a player, supporter and administrator I have seen first hand the passion Daryl has for the County Daryl is a true ambassador for the County and I am delighted to lead his benefit committee to recognise Daryl's commitment to Worcestershire County Cricket Club.
KEVIN POWELLCO CHAIRMAN, MITCH'S BENEFIT SEASON
I worked for 17 years as PA to Chief Executive at WCCC, that, amongst other things, also involved chasing various captains' for match reports, I decided that enough was enough and retired in 2014 to spend timing watching, rather than administering cricket matters! This was all going well until in October when Daryl came calling and dragged me out of retirement to be his benefit secretary. I have to say that, although boredom was never a problem I was delighted to be asked and look forward to being part of the team to assist a very deserved beneficiary.
Daryl is a Worcestershire lad who achieved his dream of playing for the County that he loves and that he supported as a young boy, and his commitment and dedication for the club to succeed shines through every time he goes out to bat. I am honored to have been asked by Daryl to be part of his benefit committee and look forward to working with the Worcestershire supporters, local businesses and my fellow committee members to make sure that Daryl’s Benefit Season is a fantastic success.
Having worked in the communications industry for many years I now volunteer with the National Trust and at my local library. Daryl is a fine cricketer and model sportsman. I am delighted to have the opportunity to help with his richly-deserved benefit year.
I have loved cricket all my life, having grown up watching my Dad play for Pershore. I have been a member of WCCC for about 30 years and our two sons also spent many summer days with us at New Road. I now have plenty of time to watch, having retired from my job as a Teaching Assistant. I’m delighted to help organise this much-deserved Benefit Year and look forward to a great year for Mitch, on and off the pitch.
A lifelong worcester fan and also a very close friend of Mitch and his family. Co-director of a company in Evesham and boxholder at the ground. I'm proud to be part of his benefit season which I am sure will be a success.
John Wright was born in Kidderminster and first attended a match at New Road in 1956 age 8. He has been a life member since 1992. He was a Chartered Accountant with a practice in Worcester until becoming a C of E Clergyman in 1988. His last post was as Rector of Tetbury in Gloucestershire from which he retired in January 2013. He was made a Canon of Gloucester Cathedral in May 2011. He and Liz then moved back to Worcester and live in the house nearest to the County Ground without crossing the road. He played cricket for the Diocese of Worcester for a while and was in a side which reached the semi-finals of the Church Times Cup (for all 44 Dioceses) where he was second top scorer with four not out of which three came off the boot off the bowling of Andrew Wingfiled-Digby. He can be found at New Road on most days when Worcestershire are playing.
Proud to have been born in the Black Country and at a young age often made the short journey from Tipton to Dudley Cricket Club to watch the County. Having been educated at Heathfield School and Sebright School Wolverley, he then played cricket for Hagley, Belbroughton, Warwick Acorns and Worcestershire Gents. Rumour has it; Tim was transferred for a bag of spuds between Hagley and Belbroughton!! Tim still plays for Belbroughton Strollers but is more often found supporting his son Ben playing for the County. A life long Worcestershire County Cricket Club supporter and a committee member of 'The D'Oliveira Foundation'. Tim is honoured to have been asked by Daryl to help with his Benefit and wishes him well for the coming year.
Graphic and Web Designer. I've been a life long Worcestershire supporter, I think my Dad brought me to New Road around 1956, if you are no good at maths that's 60 years ago, I know I don't look that old. I have been supporting the county ever since through good and bad times.