Daryl Mitchell is to play Birmingham League cricket again for Brockhampton this summer and hoping to help them secure a quickfire return to the Premier Division.

The prolific Worcestershire opener played for Brockhampton when County commitments allowed and in one game hit 194 against Dorridge.

The 34-year-old could not stop Brockhampton from being relegated but is happy to return in 2018.

Mitchell, Worcestershire’s Players’ Player Of The Year for 2017, said: “It was the first time I’ve played league cricket consistently for seven, eight, nine years.

“I really enjoyed it. It’s a great club, a great place to play your cricket, a little bit going back to my roots.

“I love the ground, a good wicket to bat on which as a professional batter I guess is important if you are going to try and get back into a bit of nick or score some runs on a Saturday.

“It was a fantastic surface and a great set of lads. Results weren’t as good as we would have liked.

“We would have liked to stay in the Premier League but I’ll be back there this year and hopefully vying for promotion with them.”

Many of the Worcestershire players turn out for various Birmingham League clubs whenever possible.