Skipper Daryl Mitchell and paceman Chris Russell finished as Worcestershire Rapids leading run-scorer and wicket-taker respectively in the North Group of the NatWest T20 Blast.

Mitchell scored 362 runs at an average of 40.22 with three half centuries at a strike rate of 136.60.

He ended up 35 runs ahead of New Zealander Colin Munro whose 327 runs were scored at an average of nearly 30 with a atrike rate of 143.42.

Three other batsmen topped 200 runs in Richard Oliver, Ross Whiteley and Tom Kohler-Cadmore.

Russell picked up 16 wickets from his eight appearances with a best return of 4-40 in the away clash with Derbyshire Falcons.

Jack Shantry was the next highest wicket-taker with 13 while Saeed Ajmal had the best economy rate of just 6.08 rates per over.

NATWEST T20 BLAST AVERAGES AFTER 14 MATCHES

BATTING

Mitchell Matches 12, Innings 12, Not Outs 3, Runs 362, Average 40.22

Munro 12, 12, 1, 327, 29.73

Oliver 12, 12, 0, 245, 20.42

Whiteley 12, 11, 4, 220, 31.43

Kohler Cadmore 10, 10, 0, 214, 21.40

Cox 12, 10, 7, 152, 50.67

Kervezee 10, 8, 1, 130, 18.57

Ali 4, 4, 0, 101, 25.25

D'Oliveira 9, 4, 3, 35, 35.00

Andrew 1, 1, 0, 20, 20.00

Ajmal 10, 1, 0, 16, 16.00

Shantry 12, 3, 1, 16, 8.00

Morris 2, 1, 1, 2 —

Russell 6, 0, 0, 0 —

 

BOWLING

 

Russell: Matches 8, Overs 30.2, Runs 280, Wkts 16, Average 17.50, Economy 9.23

Shantry 12, 46.3, 392, 13, 30.15, 8.43

Ajmal 10, 39, 237, 12, 19.75, 6.08

Mitchell 12, 26, 223, 8, 27.88, 8.58

Munro 12, 21, 196, 6, 32.67, 9.33

Ali 4, 16, 112, 4, 28.00, 7.00

Leach 2, 5, 32, 3, 10.67, 6.40

Choudhry 2, 8, 62, 3, 20.67, 7.75

McClenaghan 2, 7, 68, 2, 34.00, 9.71

Morris 2, 8, 82, 2, 41.00, 10.25

D'Oliveira 9, 21, 176, 1, 176.00, 8.38

Whiteley 12, 3, 41, 0, —, 13.67