Worcestershire opener Daryl Mitchell finished as the fifth highest run-scorer in Division One of the Specsavers County Championship for the 2018 campaign.

Only two players in Surrey’s Rory Burns and Somerset’s James Hildreth topped the 1,000 run mark in the top flight.

It is an indication of the dominance enjoyed by ball over bat for much of the summer in the first class game.

Mitchell ended up with 957 runs after scoring four centuries to add to his seven tons in helping the County to promotion 12 months earlier.

The 34-year-old has now scored 12,507 runs at an average of 40.54 in his first class career with 35 centuries and 48 fifties.

Worcestershire all-rounder Ed Barnard ended ninth highest of the Division One wicket-takers with 49 scalps.

It included a career best haul of 6-37 against Somerset at Taunton.

DIVISION ONE LEADING RUN-SCORERS

Rory Burns (Surrey) – 1359

James Hildreth (Somerset) 1089

Ollie Pope (Surrey) – 986

James Vince (Hampshire) – 962

DARYL MITCHELL (WORCS) – 957

Gary Balance (Yorks) – 906

Tom Abell (Somerset) – 883

JOE CLARKE (WORCS) – 853

DIVISION ONE LEADING WICKET-TAKERS

Tom Bailey (Lancashire) – 64

Morne Morkel (Surrey) – 59

Jamie Porter (Essex) -58

Graham Onions (Lancs) – 57

Simon Harmer (Essex) – 57

Fidel Edwards (Hants) – 54

Kyle Abbott (Hants) – 51

Jack Brooks (Yorks) – 50

ED BARNARD (WORCS) – 49