Middlesex's bowlers dominated the opening morning of play in the County Championship match with Warwickshire at Uxbridge's Park Road today (Wednesday).
At lunch the home side had Warwickshire struggling at 78 for 4 as Steve Finn, Danny Evans and Tim Murtagh shared the wickets.
The in-form Finn picked up his second wicked when he dismissed Trott just on the stroke of lunch to put Middlesex in a commanding position against the Division Two leaders, who won the toss and decided to bat in perfect conditions.
Spinner Shaun Udal, returning from injury, was left out of the 12-man Middlesex squad.
Play continues at Park Road tomorrow (Thursday), Friday and Saturday. 11am start.