WORCESTERSHIRE CCC collapsed to 131 all-out on the first day of their LV=Insurance County Championship match with Durham at New Road.

Durham's Matthew Potts (4-32) and Brydon Carse (4-25) ripped through the order as the visitors needed just 50 overs to take ten wickets, all before tea.

Brett D'Oliveira provided the only resistance and finished the innings 39 not-out but other than Jake Libby (13), Ben Cox (11) and Ed Barnard (20) managed double-digit scores for the hosts.

Worcestershire had been put into bat after losing the toss and openers Jake Libby and Daryl Mitchell negotiated the first ten overs before four wickets tumbled inside three overs for just one single run.

First, Libby (13) played at a Carse delivery outside the off stump and Alex Lees took the catch at backward point to signify the start of four wickets in 11 deliveries.

In the next over, Potts trapped Tom Fell (4) and Gareth Roderick (0) as the Pears began to wobble at 20/3.

Two balls later and the home side were four down as this time it was Daryl Mitchell who was given out for lbw off the bowling of Carse, as he took his second wicket of the day.

Jake Whiteley and D'Oliveira were now at the crease and looked like they were going to ever so slightly steady the ship as lunch approached but in the 24th over, Whiteley played at a Chris Rushworth delivery and edged to Scott Borthwick at second slip.

By lunch, Worcestershire were 62/5.

D'Oliveira and Cox had put on 20 more runs before Potts took his third wicket of the innings when Cox tried to drive at a delivery, only for it to edge into the hands of wicket keeper Ned Eckersley.

At 82/6, Ed Barnard (20) came in and during the 35th over, hit three boundaries off the bowling of Potts as he raced to 20 off 26 balls.

But he then nicked one to Eckersley off Carse with the score at 111/7.

It was soon 111/8 when captain Joe Leach (0) was caught and Carse recorded his fourth wicket of the day.

Josh Tongue (9) was next, this time lbw to Ben Raine and then the innings was over when Dillon Pennington was caught by Borthwick.

Worcestershire needed to strike back early with the new ball and the first bowling change – with Tongue taking over from Leach – brought an immediate reward.

Cameron Bancroft (18) was undone by a ball which moved away from him and Fell took a fine low catch at first slip.

Lees completed a 96-ball half century with six boundaries and he and Borthwick put on 69 for the second wicket.

Whiteley came into the attack and in his second over Lees (52) was superbly caught down the leg side by Cox one-handed diving to his right.

Tongue then helped Worcestershire finish the day on a positive note with two wickets in the space of three balls.

Borthwick on 42 sliced him to third man where Barnard held onto the chance and then nightwatchman Potts ducked under a delivery but the ball hit his bat and Cox took a sprawling legside catch.