Rain brought an early end to the afternoon session at Trent Bridge where Nottinghamshire have reached 166-7 in their LV= County Championship match against Sussex.
The home side recovered well after lunch, having been reduced to 55 for six at one stage, after being inserted.
Will Gidman led the fightback, making his first 50 for Notts since his winter move from Gloucestershire. The left-hander shared in a stand of 43 with Greg Smith, who was bowled by Ollie Robinson for 14 and then an unbroken partnership of 68 with Luke Wood.
Gidman’s fifty came from 59 balls via a leg side tickle for four off Robinson, his ninth boundary of the day.
Wood advanced to his highest first class score, by lifting Matt Hobden up and over point for the first six of the match, and was unbeaten on 35 when a heavy shower ended the session early. Gidman was undefeated on 57.