Michael Carberry made a half-century in his first innings since his cancer scare as Hampshire made a good start in their reply to Nottinghamshire's 289-5 on the first day of their tour match in Barbados.
Carberry, who was diagnosed with cancer last July, shared an opening stand of 84 with Jimmy Adams (24no) before he was dismissed by Jake Libby for an 80-ball 58 (nine fours, one six).
Hampshire closed day one on 90-1after Michael Lumb, Carberry's former opening partner at The Ageas Bowl, top scored with 77 for Notts.
Notts captain Steven Mullaney retired out on 76 after opening the batting.
Brad Wheal (10-1-40-1), new signing Asher Hart (10-0-52-1) and off-spinner Brad Taylor (20-3-94-2) took the four wickets to fall.
Hart bowled Lumb after Taylor bowled England's Alex Hales for a 39-ball 49 (nine fours, one six).
Ryan Stevenson (10-2-36-0) was the most economical Hampshire bowler in his first game since recovering from a stress fracture of the back.