Worcestershire CCC opener Daryl Mitchell is poised to join a select band during the early part of next season.

The 33-year-old needs just 118 more runs to complete 10,000 in first class cricket for the County.

He will become the 25th Worcestershire player to reach the five figure mark in the club's proud history.

Mitchell actually passed 10,000 runs in his career when hitting two centuries in the home Specsavers County Championship match with Northaptonshire last August.

But 402 of his current overall 10,284 tally were achieved for other teams – 339 for Mountaineers CC in Zimbabwe and 63 for the MCC against Yorkshire in Abu Dhabi in March 2015.

That leaves Badsey born Mitchell's current tally for Worcestershire standing on 9,882 at an average of nearly 40.

Mitchell is the latest in a long line of opening batsman who have been key performers for the County.

Worcestershire's record run scorer Don Kenyon, Glenn Turner, Tim Curtis, Ron Headley and Alan Ormrod all enjoyed great success in that role from the 1950s onwardsand have passed 10,000 runs.

Former chief executive David Leatherdale, who now holds a similar post with the Professional Cricketers' Association, was the last player to achieve the 10,000 run milestone.

The full list of players to have scored 10,000 plus first class runs for Worcestershire is:

34490 – D KENYON

31149 – GA HICK

22298 – GM TURNER

21753 – JA ORMROD

20918 – HHIH GIBBONS

20750 – FL BOWLEY

20712 – RGA HEADLEY

20155 – TS CURTIS

18495 – FA PEARSON

17953 – MJ HORTON

17431 – PA NEALE

16671 – G DEWS

15843 – DW RICHARDSON

15257 – LF OUTSCHOORN

15100 – VS SOLANKI

15053 – HK FOSTER

14825 – EG ARNOLD

14120 – BL D'OLIVEIRA

13300 – SJ RHODES

13213 – E COOPER

13160 – TW GRAVENEY

12800 – RG BROADBENT

10538 – R HOWORTH

10017 – DA LEATHERDALE