Hampshire and Surrey were frustrated by the weather on the first day of their Specsavers County Championship match at the Ageas Bowl.

Play started on time at 10:30am with Surrey being put in by Hampshire captain George Bailey under dark thick clouds.

But only five overs, and 20 minutes, of action was possible before bad light and then rain truncated the day’s play.

Rory Burns struck the only boundary of the day, a push down to third man, as he reached nine of Surrey’s 16.

Teenager Ryan Patel, on just his second Championship appearance, collected the other seven runs – as strike bowlers Kyle Abbott and Fidel Edwards failed to make a breakthrough in the curtailed time in the middle.

Umpires Mike Burns and Dave Millns called four pitch inspections which all produced a new start time.

But for each effort to get back on the field, the rain returned to ruin any chance of any more play.

Burns and Millns eventually gave in to the weather at 4:30pm.