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Brendan Taylor made a century on his Championship debut

Middlesex v Notts, Lord's, 1st day

Harris intrudes upon Taylor's debut ton

Father Time, in better repair than many imagined after a Lord's April Fool, looked down on James Harris's four-wicket burst after Notts had celebrated a century on Championship debut by Brendon Taylor

Steven Finn took five wickets, including a hat-trick

England news

'I haven't lost pace' - Finn

Steven Finn has said he is frustrated by his tag as a genuine speed merchant after he was overlooked for England's tour to the West Indies

Jonathan Trott was back in action

England in West Indies 2015

Cook, Moores yet to discuss openers slot

Jonathan Trott is tipped to the be the latest opening partner for Alastair Cook when England begin their Test series against West Indies on April 13 but Cook, said the choice between Trott and Adam Lyth is yet to be discussed.

Peter Moores and Alastair Cook are under pressure as England head to the West Indies

England in West Indies 2015

Winter of despair raises stakes for Cook and Moores

Some key figures could be shaken out of England cricket if England do not deliver in the West Indies and Alastair Cook and Peter Moores were acutely aware of the pressure as the tour party left for the Caribbean