Tom Fell has thanked his Worcestershire team-mates, coaching staff and supporters for their support during the past nine months after launching his first team comeback.

Fell made his return in this week's Specsavers County Championship clash against Leicestershire at New Road and scored 61 and 10.

It was his first senior appearance since getting the all clear to resume his career after  his double battle against cancer. 

The 22-year-old was overwhelmed with the rapturous applause from supporters that continued all the way to the wicket when he went out to bat in the first innings.

Fell said: "I'd like to say thank you for the magnificent reception I received from spectators on my return to first team action against Leicestershire.

"It was a fantastic feeling to hear so much applause when I walked out to the wicket for my first senior game this season.

"It's what I have been working towards, and what has been driving me on through these last few difficult months.

"The support of all the lads, coaches and support staff has been immense. I will never forget it.

"I was so pleased to be able to make a positive contribution in my first knock and it felt great to be back. The first team is the place you want to be.

"For the lads to then to top it all off with a victory made it even more special after another special innings from Joe Clarke."