Simon Brown (4 for 49) took three wickets in his first three overs, while John Wood, back in the Durham side after a year's absence with a back injury, struck in his first over and finished with 3 for 52. Wicketkeeper Adrian Aymes (41no) and Cardigan Connor (42) led a slight recovery as Hampshire closed on 192 for 9.
Elsewhere on a rain-affected day Nasser Hussain responded to being overlooked by the England selectors with 81 for Essex at Derby, sharing in a stand of 158 with Darren Robinson (74). One of those selectors, Graham Gooch, was bowled by Devon Malcolm during a hostile opening spell. Essex ended the day on 225 for 3.
At Abergavenny, Gary Butcher, son of the former Glamorgan opener Alan, made a defiant 73 but Worcestershire had the better of a day restricted to 54 overs. Phil Newport took 4 for 49 to leave Glamorgan on 148 for 5 at stumps.
At Horsham, Alan Wells struck a fluent 92 and Bill Athey an unbeaten 70 to help Sussex reach 216 for 3 against Middlesex following Wednesday's washed out first day.Reuse content