County Championship (day 3 of 4) at Taunton: Warwickshire 642 (V Chopra 210, C R Woakes 129, D L Maddy 67 A G Botha 64, B A W Mendis 4-183, C M Willoughby 4-139) v Somerset 210 (A V Suppiah 62, C R Woakes 6-85) & 50 (R Clarke 5-10)
Warwickshire (24pts) beat Somerset (3pts) by an innings and 382 runs
Warwickshire recorded a crushing innings-and-382-run victory inside three days over pre-season LV=County Championship favourites Somerset at the County Ground in Taunton as Chris Woakes underlined his England credentials.
Woakes, capped by England in their limited-overs clashes with Australia earlier this year but left out of the World Cup squad, claimed nine wickets across the two Somerset innings to add to his run-a-ball 129 with the bat in the Bears' huge tally of 642.
Somerset resumed this morning on 147 for six in their first innings, still needing 346 to make the Bears bat again, and were dismissed for 210.
Warwickshire naturally enforced the follow-on and the hosts were even more abject second time around, collapsing to 50 all out having been seven for four at one stage.
The day began brightly enough for Somerset as Peter Trego, who began unbeaten on 10, straight-drove the first ball of the day to the boundary.
From there it quickly went awry as Woakes took the tail to task.
Gemaal Hussain was caught at second slip by Rikki Clarke off Woakes in the 43rd over, Ajantha Mendis became his fifth victim when the Sri Lankan edged a lifting delivery to Ant Botha in the slips and the very next ball was hoisted to wide mid-on by Charl Willoughby, where Boyd Rankin took the catch to end the first innings, with Trego stranded on 39.
Woakes ended with the impressive first-innings figures of six for 85.
Following on a daunting 432 runs behind, Woakes continued his devastating spell when he accounted for Arul Suppiah, offering no shot, with his second ball.
Nick Compton fared little better and with the total on three he was trapped in front by Andrew Miller with the second ball of the third over.
Two balls later, new batsman James Hildreth appeared to play across a straight delivery from Miller which struck him on the pads and he too was dismissed lbw and suddenly the pre-season championship favourites found themselves three for three.
Woakes struck again in his next over when captain Marcus Trescothick pushed forward and was caught at cover by William Porterfield for five.
Jos Buttler and Craig Kieswetter stemmed the fall of wickets briefly but with the score on 30 Kieswetter looked to punch off Woakes through the covers off the back foot and was caught by Porterfield for 13 - the bowler finished with match figures of nine for 101.
Clarke rattled through the Somerset tail, finishing with figures of five for 10.