Lions maul West Indies batting
The West Indian batting was demolished for just 147 in their tour match against England Lions, which may point to more carnage in the upcoming Test series.
Darren Bravo made 51 for the visitors, but played a virtually lone hand in bowler-friendly conditions as a bowling attack of Jade Dernbach, Stuart Meaker, Jack Brooks and Matt Coles ran through them.
England Lions reached 40-1 at the end of a truncated day and will look to press home their advantage for a win that could crush the tourists' morale.
Fans booking hospitality packages for the Test match at Edgbaston may look forward to more of the same, as the ground frequently favours swing bowlers.
The West Indies have not played a Test in Birmingham since 2004, a ground where they have historically done well.
On that most recent occasion, however, they were beaten by 267 runs in a match where Andrew Flintoff made his highest Test score of 167.
By Sam Smith