Sam Robson's century helped Middlesex make a strong start to their LV=County Championship fixture against Warwickshire at Edgbaston.
Robson struck an unbeaten 136 as his side reached 280/3 against the defending champions on a day curtailed by rain in Birmingham.
Chris Rogers, Dawid Malan and Joe Denly all made scores in the 30s after Middlesex had elected to bat, but it was Robson who made the most of good batting conditions to reach his seventh first-class century in just 128 balls.
It caps a stunning start to the summer for the Australian opener, who followed three half centuries in Middlesex's first two matches with a century in the second innings against Surrey at Lord's last week in a record opening-partnership with Rogers.
His current rich vein of form may be catching the eye of the Australia selectors, who have already added his opening partner to their Ashes squad for this summer.
The 23-year-old Sydney-born batsman, who has provoked comparisons with Mike Atherton, qualifies for England next year but is yet to firmly pledge his international future to one country.