Skipper Daryl Mitchell transferred his fine form in the LV = County Championship into the NatWest T20 Blast as he finished as the Worcestershire Rapids leading run-scorer in 2014 during their excellent run to the quarter-finals.

Mitchell ended the campaign in the short format of the game with 372 runs at an average of 37.20 with three half centuries.

He revelled in being promoted to opener after Moeen Ali's unavailability because of his England commitments.

New Zealander Colin Munro was the second highest scorer with 332 runs while next in line was newcomer Richard Oliver with 279.

On the bowling front Chris Russell maintained his position as the leading wicket-taker with 16.

Jack Shantry ended only one behind him after finishing the campaign with impressive performances against Derbyshire Falcons and Surrey Lions.

Fellow seamer Joe Leach also justified his selection in the latter stages of the campaign with overall figures of 5-54 from his three matches and an economy rate of just six runs an over.

NATWEST T20 BLAST

FINAL 2014 AVERAGES (INC Q-FINAL V SURREY)

BATTING

Mitchell Matches 13, Innings 13, Not Outs 3, Runs 372, Average 37.20

Munro 13, 13, 1, 332, 27.66

Oliver 13, 13, 0, 279, 21.46

Whiteley 13, 12, 4, 237, 29.62

Kohler Cadmore 11, 11, 0, 227, 20.63

Cox 13, 11, 7, 157, 39.25

Kervezee 10, 8, 1, 130, 18.57

Ali 4, 4, 0, 101, 25.25

D'Oliveira 10, 5, 4, 49, 49.00

Leach 3, 2, 0, 25, 12.50

Andrew 1, 1, 0, 20, 20.00

Ajmal 10, 1, 0, 16, 16.00

Shantry 13, 4, 1, 24, 8.00

McClenaghan 3, 2, 2, 7, —

Choudhry 3, 2, 1, 5, 5.00

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 13, 50.3, 418, 15, 27.86, 8.31

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

Mitchell 13, 27, 234, 8, 29.25, 8.67

Munro 13, 22, 204, 7, 29.14, 9.27

Leach 3, 9, 54, 5, 10.80, 6.00

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

Choudhry 3, 10.3, 91, 3, 30.33, 8.83

McClenaghan 3, 11, 112, 3, 37.33, 10.18

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