Dan Mousley underlined his immense potential with a skilful unbeaten 55 (125 balls) as Warwickshire closed on 143 for eight on a truncated opening day of their LV= Insurance County Championship tussle at Edgbaston.

Bears have started the season brightly but there was nothing bright about a damp day in Birmingham with the cloud low and the floodlights on. It was seam-bowling heaven and Surrey’s seamers, led by Kemar Roach (three for 31) took full advantage.