Tony Palladino’s rearguard 68 helped Derbyshire put on 109 runs for the loss of their last three wickets as the visitors were dismissed for 226 at Edgbaston, before Warwickshire closed on 14-0 at the end of Day 1.
Wes Durston passed 4,000 career first-class runs in the morning session, developing a healthy partnership with Shivnarine Chanderpaul before lunch. After the interval, a quick-fire 34 from Dan Redfern pushed the score past 100 for the loss of three wickets.
But Jeetan Patel claimed three wickets in the afternoon session to reduce Derbyshire to 117-7, however, an excellent 68 from Palladino ensured that Karl Krikken’s side posted a respectable 226 before the close.
Warwickshire won the toss and elected to bowl first on a cold and overcast morning at Edgbaston, and the hosts made a solid start claiming two wickets inside the first hour.
Durston began Derbyshire's recovery and developed a 38-run partnership between with Chanderpaul that ensured that Derbys entered the lunch interval for the loss of just two wickets.
But Durston could only add six more runs after the restart as he was trapped lbw by Oliver Hannon-Dalby for 32 with the scores on 56-3.
Dan Redfern was the new batsman and he quickly found his feet racing past his partner on the way to 30 from just 25 balls, including six fours. But his 49-run stand with Chanderpaul was ended by Jeetan Patel, who claimed his first wicket with his third delivery, as Redfern was out lbw for 34 with Derbys on 105-4.
A succession of wickets soon followed, including that of world number two Test batsman Chanderpaul for 14 from 78 balls, as Derbys fell from 105-4 to 117-7 with Patel picking up three wickets.
But Hughes and Palladino regrouped before tea and produced a 35-run stand to move the scores onto 152-7 at the interval. However, the pair could only add two more runs as Hughes fell to Wright for 20.
Palladino continued his good work and moved onto 30 before the players left the field of play due to rain and bad light on 168-8 in the 72nd over.
After a brief interval, play resumed as Derbyshire lost Tim Groenewald for 3, but Palladino remained at the crease and completed a superb half-century to move the scores past 200.
The paceman completed a 55-run stand with Mark Turner, before he fell for a top score of 68 as Derbyshire were dismissed for 226.
Warwickshire safely navigated the last four overs of the day to close on 14-0.
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