ENGLAND begin their latest Test series in the Caribbean tomorrow (Wednesday) looking to end a winless run in the West Indies that stretches back to 2004 - when Marcus Trescothick was part of the victorious touring side.

There have been plenty of memorable clashes between the two sides since, none more so than in February 2009 when Jerome Taylor - who starred for Somerset in the 2018 Vitality Blast and will be returning to Taunton in 2019 - came to the fore.

Against an England side who had just replaced their captain and coach following a falling out between Kevin Pietersen and Peter Moores, Taylor took centre stage in the visitors' second innings of the first Test at Jamaica's Sabina Park.

The Test had got off to a fairly unremarkable start, West Indies taking a first innings lead of 74 thanks to centuries from Ramnaresh Sarwan and Chris Gayle, later of Somerset fame.

What happened next was quite extraordinary, as Taylor took the new ball on his home ground and evoked memories of the notorious West Indian quicks of yesteryear by tearing the heart out of England's top order.

Alastair Cook edged the first ball of Taylor's second over to slip before the paceman cleaned up Kevin Pietersen with a superb yorker that made light work of the batsman's trademark attempted whip through mid-wicket.

Taylor wasn't done there, as Andrew Strauss soon nicked behind before both Paul Collingwood and Matt Prior were clean bowled by a bowler enjoying the spell of a lifetime.

By the time Taylor's work was done, England were 23-6 and the paceman finished with figures of 5-11 from nine overs.

WATCH: Jerome Taylor's terrific spell

The tourists eventually slumped to 51 all out to lose by an innings and 23 runs, and it proved the only positive result of an otherwise turgid five-match series which finished 1-0 to the hosts.

The 51 all out remains England's third lowest ever Test total and proved the catalyst for a change in fortunes under new coach Andy Flower, whose side went on to win back the Ashes in the summer that followed.

England's Caribbean curse remains intact, however. The most recent tour saw a three-match series end 1-1 in 2015, with Taylor - who retired from Tests in July 2016 - ending as the home side's top wicket taker with 11 scalps at 18.27.

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The spinner is hoping to retain his place in the XI having impressed in the 3-0 series win in Sri Lanka before Christmas, but may have to sit the first Test out as England ponder whether pace or spin is the way to go in Barbados.

The first Test gets underway at 2pm GMT on Wednesday.