Worcestershire batsman Tom Fell was disappointed to miss out on the chance of a third LV = County Championship hundred of the summer after being on the receiving end of a "freak incident" against Durham on the opening day at the Emirates ICG.

Fell had moved onto 83 when he was run out after thinking he had collected a four at Paul Collingwood's expense because of the reaction of Graham Onions by the boundary line.

But the ball had not crossed the rope and Onions threw the ball back into keeper Michael Richardson with Fell and Tom Kohler-Cadmore stranded in mid pitch.

Kohler-Cadmore managed to make his ground but Richardson threw the ball to Collingwood at the non-striker's end and he removed the bails with Fell short of the crease.

Fell, Worcestershire'sleading scorer in the competition this season, said: "It was a very disappointing way to get out because I felt I was on for a hundred.

"It was the sort of freak incident you have to laugh about, otherwise you would cry.

"The way Graham Onions reacted we thought it had gone for four, but suddenly the ball was flying in as we were stopping and starting.

"It was a big misjudgement and I hope it will never happen again."

Fell was satisfied with Worcestershire's close of play score of 223-4 from 83 overs after they had been put into bat.

He said: "It's the first time I've batted here and the pitch wasn't as tough to bat on as I'd been led to believe.

"It's a bit slow and tacky and we would have fielded if we'd won the toss. So after losing it, we feel we are in a good position."