County Championship - day one (close)

Warwickshire (yet to bat) v Somerset 203-4

SOMERSET'S batsmen displayed much-needed fight to collect their first batting point on an interrupted opening day of their crucial County Championship clash against fellow strugglers Warwickshire at Edgbaston.

The first session of the day was wiped out by rain, but Somerset - having won the toss and chosen to bat - made up for lost time as openers Marcus Trescothick and Eddie Byrom flew out the traps.

The pair added 51 for the first wicket, seven short of Somerset's highest opening stand of the season, before Trescothick was caught behind off the bowling of Jeetan Patel from the first ball of the 10th over.

Debutant George Bartlett - in for Tim Rouse - struck two early boundaries before he was bowled by Ryan Sidebottom for eight, but James Hildreth joined Byrom to help take the visitors past 100.

The young opener matched his highest First Class score to date in making it to 43, but fell just prior to the tea interval as he was caught by Jonathan Trott trying a reverse sweep against Sukhjit Singh.

Frustratingly for a batsman of his undoubted class, Hildreth again failed to push on when well set and drove Singh to slip having made 33 as Somerset fell to 131-4.

Tom Abell and Steve Davies dug in to reach the close, collecting the first useful batting point as they ensured Somerset passed 200 before the day's play was prematurely ended due to bad light.

Captain Abell will resume on 38, with Davies unbeaten on 39 overnight - those two will aim to continue in the same vein tomorrow morning and set a platform for the recalled Peter Trego to kick on thereafter.

The pitch is the same that was used for the T20 Blast Finals Day on Saturday and is already offering significant turn, so Somerset's twin spin attack of Jack Leach and Dom Bess will be watching on with interest.