Somerset Seconds had by for the best of the first day of their Championship match against Sussex at Hastings.
After winning the toss Somerset skipper Matthew Wood batted first, and together with Piran Holloway shared a first wicket partnership of 169.
The in form Wood was eventually out after scoring 82, with Holloway, who has strugged to make runs in the first team making 73.
Jason Kerr also made 73, and put on 116 with Arul Suppiah who contributed 18. At the close of play Somerset were in a strong position having scored 341 for 5 off the 105 overs, with Graham Rose not out on 41 and Matt Bulbeck unbeaten on 13.