On a decent batting surface, Indian Test batsman Hanuma Vihari looked in prime form, especially against the fine Simon Harmer, the potent Essex spinner.
Both left handed Warwiçkshire opening batsmen were bowled: Rob Yates by impressive Sam Cook, and Skipper, Will Rhodes, giving Peter Siddle his first scalp of his return, edging on to his stumps.
Vihari has look comfortable and composed whilst Sam Hain has show some positive intent often coming down the wicket to the Essex spinner.
This 41-run second-wicket unbroken partnership will be hugely significant in the context of the game.
Essex will look to bowl tight and create pressure, with Warwiçkshire knowing any loss of wickets will open the door for the county champions. An excellent morning’s cricket.