Jonathan Trott made just four runs in his comeback innings from a stress-related illness, but will no doubt be relieved to have made his return to the game.
Trott got off the mark on his first ball in Warwickshire's two-day friendly match against Gloucestershire at Edgbaston, but managed just two more scoring shots in his 40-minute innings before being dismissed by David Payne lbw.
It was the first match he played since flying home from Brisbane during England's ultimately disastrous Ashes series last November.
Thanks to the ad-hoc arrangements for this practice match, Trott will have a second chance to bat on Wednesday.
Warwickshire team-mate Varun Chopra reckons the signs for Trott were encouraging, despite the low score.
"He's fitted in really well, and it's business as usual," said Chopra.
"It's been refreshing. All the lads have enjoyed his company.
"He was full of energy. It's a shame he didn't get too many - but tomorrow he's got another opportunity, and then (in next week's match) at Oxford (University)."
Chopra admitted it was too early to judge what kind of form Trott was in, or how he would fare going forward.
"It's hard to tell in one day. But I'm sure he's fit, ready to go for the season and in a good space right now," he said.
"He plays his way ... and there's been nothing different from the last few years to what we've seen in the last few weeks."
From his teammates' perspective, Chopra said it was important not to make a fuss.
"As a team, we're carrying on as per normal," said Chopra.
"He's been through a difficult winter and has come back the other side of it and is ready to go.
"I'm not an expert in these things ... but I think that's how I would want to do it.
"I wouldn't want people to over-fuss over me, if it happened to me.
"So I think we're just trying to make it as natural and seamless for him as possible."