LONDON (AFP) - Graham Onions celebrated being called up into England's squad for next week's first Test against the West Indies by taking six wickets for county champions Durham against Somerset on Wednesday. A day that began with the 26-year-old uncapped fast bowler being woken up by a telephone call from England national selector Geoff Miller saw him later basking in figures of six for 31 as Somerset were skittled out for 69. Former Australia opener Justin Langer, Somerset's captain, scored over half the hosts' first innings runs at Taunton with 35 not out. Onions's haul meant he'd all but assured himself of a Test debut at Lord's when the first of a two-match series starts a week on Wednesday. His performance was all the more creditable given that Durham, on a traditionally good batting pitch, had earlier piled up 543 with South African Dale Benkenstein weighing in with 181. Somerset, made to follow-on, were 82 for one at stumps with ex-England batsman Marcus Trescothick, one of Onions's first innings victims, 32 not out. "You don't mind waking up to be told you are in the England squad," Onions told Sky Sports after the second day's play. "From there on, it just got better." While Onions was revelling in his England call, it was a different story for fellow Durham quick Stephen Harmison. Dropped during England's tour of the Caribbean, the 61-times capped Harmison was omitted from Wednesday's Test squad but, as Onions explained, he still took time out to offer some words of encouragement to his younger colleague. "Steve Harmison said you are going to have people watching you but just do the same things as you did last week (when Onions took five for 56 against Yorkshire, including the wicker of ex-England captain Michael Vaughan)." Onions added: "I tried that and I was lucky. I got a good wicket early, Marcus Trescothick, and that gave me a bit of encouragement." Australia opening batsman Phillip Hughes continued his impressive start to the season ahead of the Ashes series in England with his second century in as many Championship matches. He made 139 for Middlesex in a total of 493 for seven declared against Leicestershire in their Second Division match at Southgate. The innings also featured 150 from England captain Andrew Strauss and 114 from Ireland's Eoin Morgan. Former South Africa batsman Jacques Rudolph, who has currently called a halt to his international career, was on the verge of a double century for Yorkshire against Worcestershire at Headingley. Rudolph was 194 not out at the close in a total of 394 for three after sharing a stand of 237 with Yorkshire captain Anthony McGrath, who made 120. Vaughan, overlooked for an England recall on Wednesday, was dismissed for just five. South Africa's Ashwell Prince made 74 but could not prevent hosts Lancashire being bowled out for just 189 by Nottinghamshire on the opening day of their First Division match at Old Trafford, with New Zealand seamer Andre Adams taking four for 49. Zimbabwe all-rounder Sean Ervine struck 109 as Hampshire made 341 for eight come the finish of the first day of their top flight clash with Sussex at the Rose Bowl. Former South Africa spinner Nicky Boje made 58 but Northamptonshire were still dismissed for 161 by visitors Gloucestershire, who at the close were 105 for one in their second innings, a lead of 248. New Zealand's Hamish Marshall was 68 not out in this Second Division clash.