Cardiff (Day 1 of 4): Warwickshire 278-4 (I J Westwood 139 no) v Glamorgan
Ian Westwood scored a dogged unbeaten century as Warwickshire had much the better of the first day of their LV County Championship Division Two clash against Glamorgan at Cardiff.
Warwickshire ended the opening day on 278 for four with the stand-in skipper Westwood unbeaten on 139, his first century of the season, having batted all day and faced 282 balls, hitting 17 fours.
Westwood, who captained Warwickshire in the absence of the injured Darren Maddy, had started the day well by winning a useful toss on a good Cardiff wicket and he had no hesitation in having first use.
He and Navdeep Poonia set about building a platform either side of lunch as Glamorgan attack struggled to make an impact as they looked to recover from two consecutive innings defeats at the hands of Northamptonshire and Leicestershire.
Apart from Westwood bringing up his half century from 78 balls with eight fours, the pre-lunch session was largely forgettable as Warwickshire reached 91 for nought by the interval with Poonia's 28 coming up off 83 balls.
Shortly after lunch Poonia, on 29, gave a sharp, one-handed chance to Gareth Rees at short extra cover off Jason Gillespie.
Poonia's best moment of his innings came when he produced a scintillating cover drive for four to bring up the Warwickshire 100.
Warwickshire had a major let off when Westwood, on 70, survived a dropped catch by Robert Croft at first slip off Alex Wharf.
But Wharf enjoyed a change of fortune in his next over when he struck twice in the space of four balls to remove Poonia and Michael Powell.
Poonia went for 37 driving straight at Gillespie at mid-off, while Powell went for a duck caught low down at second slip by his namesake Michael Powell. From 119 for nought Warwickshire found themselves 119 for two.
Powell produced an even better catch after tea, which Warwickshire reached at 177 for two, diving to his right at first slip to remove Jonathan Trott off the bowling of Ryan Watkins as Glamorgan registered a bowling point.
Five overs later off spinner Robert Croft broke through to have Warwickshire 210 for four when Jim Troughton padded up in front.
Westwood and the in-form Toby Frost, fresh form an unbeaten 144 not out against Gloucestershire, survived the introduction of the second new ball but Glamorgan bowlers were rewarded by keeping Warwickshire to under three runs an over.