Worcestershire skipper Daryl Mitchell is already assured of his most prolific season ahead of the final LV = County Championship clash with Essex at Chelmsford starting tomorrow (Tuesday).

The 30-year-old opener has amassed 1,311 runs at an average of 62.42 with five centuries and four other scores in excess of 50.

His form led to Director of Cricket Steve Rhodes calling for Mitchell to at least be under consideration from the England selectors.

The Badsey born player has now passed 1,000 runs in a season on four occasions.

His previous best haul was 1,180 in 2010 when helping the county to gain promotion to Division One – 18 more than in 2009 when he scored a career best 298 against Somerset at Taunton.

Here is Mitchell's season by season record in first class cricket for Worcestershire – and a brief spell in Zimbabwe for the Mountaineers – since breaking into the senior side a decade ago.

 

Matches Inns Not Out Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct

2005 Worcs 6 10 2 196 63* 24.50 0 2 6

2006 Worcs 4 8 2 282 134* 47.00 1 2 3

2007 Worcs 5 8 2 260 112 43.33 1 1 7

2008 Worcs 16 29 6 922 102 40.08 1 4 9

2009 Worcs 17 31 1 1162 298 38.73 2 5 18

2010 Worcs 16 31 3 1180 165* 42.14 4 4 32

2011 Worcs 13 25 2 751 66 32.65 0 5 33

2011-12 In Zimbabwe 3 5 1 339 178 84.75 1 1 5

2012 Worcs 17 32 2 833 133* 27.76 2 2 23

2013 Worcs 18 32 4 1061 156 37.89 2 6 21

2014 Worcs 15 25 4 1311 172* 62.42 5 4 25