Jonathan Trott did not enjoy a happy return to first-class cricket, as he was out for just eight runs.
The number three batsman left England's Ashes tour after just one test, in which he fell cheaply to Mitchell Johnson in both innings, and David Warner riled him with post-match comments suggesting he was mentally weak.
Trott insisted that it was not a mental illness, and rather that he was 'burnt-out'.
He failed in a friendly game against Gloucestershire last week, and as openers Laurie Evans and Varun Chopra piled up 170 before the fall of the first wicket, Trott was left in the pavilion.
However, when he did reach the crease, he was out after 22 balls for only eight, having been caught off Oxford and Kent 2nd XI player Sam Weller.
Trott had been mentioned as a possible fill-in for the captaincy whilst usual Bears skipper Jim Troughton is out for the first month of the season.
Him and Bell were supposedly in the frame, but it looks as though last year's fill-in Varun Chopra will continue in that role.
Ateeq Javid (75) and Paul Best (50no) were Warwickshire's other two half-centurions as the Bears amassed 388-7 in the day.
After losing the whole of the first day in The Parks to rain, Trott has just one more chance to bat on Wednesday's third and final day before the Bears, title winners in 2012, start their 2014 County Championship campaign against Sussex at Edgbaston on Sunday.
But Bears paceman Chris Wright, making his own comeback for Warwickshire this week after missing the second half of last season with a stress fracture in his back, insists that Trott is ready to fire on all cylinders again.
"He's a great guy to have around the changing room, a funny character, and he seems to be as good as gold. There's no signs of anything playing on his mind," said the seamer.
This is Trott's benefit year at Edgbaston, and he will be hoping to get back into the England side if he can.
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