Persistent rain cut short the opening day with Durham at the County Ground - after Derbyshire had reached 99-1 shortly after lunch.
Despite the bad weather, play started on time and Wayne Madsen (32*) and Paul Borrington (30*) shared a 62-run stand to close a successful morning for the hosts.
But just the solitary over was bowled after the interval before constant rain washed out the remainder of the day.
Despite losing the toss and being asked to bat first, Karl Krikken's men made a promising start adding 33 runs for the opening wicket.
Ben Slater - who struck three fours - was the first man out, bowled by Chris Rushworth for 13. And the hosts almost lost a second wicket when Madsen edged Graham Onions, but he was put down at third slip on 17.
The Derbyshire Captain took advantage of his early reprieve, hitting six fours to close unbeaten on 32 as part of an unbroken 66-run partnership with Borrington, who remained undefeated on 30 at stumps.
But the weather's untimely intervention meant only one over was bowled after lunch and no further play was possible, with Derbyshire 99-1 after 31 overs.
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