Somerset lost two late wickets to end a shortened day one of their LV= County Championship Division One clash with Sussex on the back foot.
Rain prevented any play during the morning, and the visitors made steady if slow progress when they finally did get going to close on 83 for three at the BrightonandHoveJobs.com County Ground.
WICKET..Just what Sussex needed, another before the close! Overton the nightwatchman has gone, edging Jordan to Yardy at slip for 1. 79/3
— Sussex CCC (@SussexCCC) April 27, 2014
Somerset made a terrible start when England paceman Chris Jordan had Chris Jones caught behind in the second over without a run having been scored.
Marcus Trescothick and Nick Compton dug in and frustrated Sussex with a 78-run partnership, but that was ended with less than three overs left in the day.
Steve Magoffin gave wicketkeeper Ben Brown a second catch as he snared Compton for 41, and Jordan claimed a second wicket in the next over as nightwatchman Jamie Overton went.
Former England opener Trescothick remained unbeaten on 39, but there was plenty of hard work ahead.