England batsman Ian Bell's poor run of form continued as he was dismissed for a duck on the opening day of Warwickshire's LV= County Championship match against Sussex at Hove.
Bell, who has struggled for runs with England during the series against Pakistan and Sri Lanka and also since his return to domestic action in a bid to find some form with the Bears, was bowled by James Anyon after facing seven balls without scoring.
Bell's dismissal saw Warwickshire struggling on 13 for two after also losing opener William Porterfield for eight.
By lunch they had recovered to 46 without further loss with Jonathan Trott (23) and Varun Chopra (17) at the crease.
Defending champions Lancashire made rapid progress but also lost two wickets in reaching 118 against Somerset at Taunton.
Karl Brown had reached 50 when he fell lbw to Lewis Gregory with the total on 97 after recovering from the loss of Paul Horton for two when he was bowled by Vernon Philander. Stephen Moore was unbeaten on 47 at the interval.
Alex Hales and Neil Edwards made steady progress for Nottinghamshire, who reached 69 without loss against Worcestershire at New Road. Hales had scored 44 and Edwards 22.
There was no play between Surrey and Durham at the Oval because of rain.
In the only Division Two game to escape the bad weather, Yorkshire lost both openers and were 52 for two against Kent at Canterbury. Joe Sayers was bowled by Matt Coles for 12 and Joe Root trapped lbw by Darren Stevens for 21.
The Division Two matches between Essex and Northamptonshire at Chelmsford and Gloucestershire versus Glamorgan at Bristol were abandoned just after 3pm without a ball bowled because of the weather. Hampshire versus Leicestershire was also delayed because of rain.