Gary Ballance scored a century as Yorkshire reached 294-9 on day one of their County Championship match with Warwickshire at Headingley.
The hosts, weakened by the loss of injured Phil Jaques plus three players to England, saw Adam Lyth and skipper Andrew Gale fall in consecutive overs early on under cloudy skies.
Lyth was drawn forward by Chris Woakes to give a catch to Rikki Clarke at second slip and Gale edged Keith Barker to wicketkeeper, Tim Ambrose, for a third-ball duck.
Ballance joined Alex Lees and the pair reached lunch on 88-2 - once again Lees looking in the sort of splendid form that brought him an unbeaten 275 in the previous match.
He steered Barker to the third man boundary to complete his half-century off 99 balls with six fours, but after cutting Woakes backward of point to take Yorkshire into three figures he feathered a drive and was held in the slips by Varun Chopra.
Adil Rashid was caught behind as he attempted to lift a ball from Boyd Rankin over the slips to leave his side in trouble at 123-4, but Ballance moved to his 50 off 95 balls and added 50 with Azeem Rafiq (28) before the latter was caught at third slip by Jeetan Patel to bring Clarke his first wicket.
Andy Hodd also gave valuable assistance either side of tea and Ballance went to his century in the grand manner, stepping down the pitch to straight drive Patel for six. He had faced 171 balls and struck 13 fours and a six.
Once again, however, a promising stand was ended just as it was starting to flourish, this time Hodd bottom-edging Clarke into his stumps and the second batting bonus point had just been secured when Liam Plunkett departed lbw to Barker in the first over with the second new ball.
Barker then picked up an even more important lbw victim as Ballance failed to make contact with one which kept a shade low, his 112 using up 196 deliveries with another four added after his century.
Ryan Sidebottom departed to an acrobatic legside catch by Ambrose off Woakes but the last wicket pair of Steve Patterson and Jack Brooks managed to survive until the close, adding a spirited 27 to take Yorkshire within six runs of a third batting bonus point.