Calvin Harrison took four wickets as Warwickshire’s top order laid a solid platform on day one of the Second XI Championship clash at Edgbaston.
Harrison, who snared a five-wicket haul last week against Leicestershire, broke a 200-run partnership between Dan Mousley and Adam Hose when the latter (139) holed out to Tom Barber.
Hose’s departure left Warwickshire 244/2, with the hosts reaching 353/8 at stumps.
Having won the toss and elected to bat, Warwickshire lost captain Ed Pollock inside five overs, dismissed by his counterpart Peter Trego for four.
Mousley and Hose found the going significantly easier, allowing their side to reach lunch without losing any further wickets.
After Harrison made the breakthrough, however, the visitors enjoyed a little more success in the afternoon session.
First Mousley (100) edged behind off Montgomery, before Dan Lincoln (0) was trapped lbw by leg-spinner Harrison.
Warwickshire then lost Wells (0) and Vikai Kelley (24) to Harrison after the tea interval, before Joey Evison and Peter Trego returned to account for Henry Brookes (11) and Manraj Johal (6) respectively.
But the Bears’ momentum was maintained throughout the clatter of wickets by number four Ethan Brookes, who remained unbeaten on 53 from 126 deliveries at the close.
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