Worcestershire skipper Daryl Mitchell's magnificent efforts with the bat this season mean he has faced more deliveries and spent more time at the wicket than any other player in Division Two of the LV = County Championship.

Mitchell can quite rightly be called cricket's marathon man after batting for 3,518 minutes which works out at 58.63 hours.

That is the equivalent of being at the crease for almost 10 days full play!

In addition the 30-year-old has faced 2,684 balls in Championship cricket during 2014 which adds up to 447.33 overs – almost five days complete action.

It is testament to the amazing powers of concentration shown by Mitchell at the wicket alongside having to skipper a young side in their bid for promotion.

Surrey's Zafar Ansari, who again batted well in last week's match at New Road, is next in the list, having faced 2,407 balls and spent 3,018 minutes in the middle.

Mitchell was still Division Two's leading run-getter with 1311 at an average of 62.43 going into the latest round of matches starting yesterday (Monday) although Worcestershire are not back in action until next week.

Team-mate Moeen Ali is just ahead of him in the latest batting averages which incorporate players who have participated in five or more matches this summer.

On the bowling front Worcestershire duo Gareth Andrew and Saeed Ajmal are first and second in the averages for players who have bowled 100 overs or more.

DIVISION TWO AVERAGES

BATTING (five or more matches)

Moeen Ali (Worcestershire) matches 7, Innings 9, Not Outs 0, Runs 566, Highest Score 162, Average 62.89

Mitchell (Worcestershire) 15, 25, 4, 1311, 172*62.43

Vince (Hampshire) 14, 24, 3, 1236, 240, 58.86

W. Gidman (Gloucestershire) 13, 20, 5, 826, 125, 55.07

Roy (Surrey) 15, 21, 3, 947, 121*, 52.61

Ansari (Surrey) 15, 24, 7, 856, 112, 50.35

Chanderpaul (Derbyshire) 7, 12, 2, 496, 92, 49.60

Smith (Hampshire) 14, 23, 3, 985, 151* 49.25

Browne (Essex) 7, 13, 3, 488, 132*, 48.80

Wilson (Surrey) 14, 18, 4, 664, 160*, 47.43

Cook (Glamorgan) 11, 18, 1, 802, 171, 47.18

O'Brien (Leicestershire) 13, 24, 3, 967, 133, 46.05

Oliver (Worcestershire) 6, 12, 0, 552, 179, 46.00

Bopara (Essex) 10, 16, 1, 679, 162, 45.27

Adams (Hampshire) 14, 25, 1, 1082, 231, 45.08

A. Gidman (Gloucestershire) 15, 27, 2, 1125, 264, 45.00

 

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BOWLING (100 or more overs)

 

Andrew (Worcestershire) Overs 106.0, Maidens 25, Innings 7, Runs 319, Wickets 20, Average 15.95, Best 5-40

Ajmal (Worcestershire) 417.3 116 17 1038 63 16.48 7-19

Hogan (Glamorgan) 411.1 101 21 1104 59 18.71 5-58

Napier (Essex) 203.4 41 15 640 33 19.39 4-28

Masters (Essex) 226.4 67 13 582 29 20.07 6-46

Topley (Essex) 150.2 30 8 502 25 20.08 6-41

Abbott (Hampshire) 251.0 77 14 732 36 20.33 5-44

Footitt (Derbyshire) 408.2 83 25 1353 66 20.5 6-48

Ryder (Essex) 246.5 68 18 651 30 21.7 5-54

Batty (Surrey) 389.3 111 15 882 39 22.62 8-68

Allenby (Glamorgan) 405.4 111 24 979 42 23.31 5-56

Shantry (Worcestershire) 473.0 120 28 1269 54 23.5 6-53

W. Gidman (Gloucestershire) 357.3 97 20 943 39 24.18 6-50

Stevens (Kent) 442.4 105 24 1283 52 24.67 6-64