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Squad No:
14
DOB:
14.03.91
Debut:
May 2009 v Loughborough MCCU
Best:
240 v Essex (June, 2014)
Playing Style:
Right Hand Bat, Right Arm Bowler
Born:
Sussex, England
  • Batting Average22.55
  • Highest Score74
  • Runs Scored248
  • Batting Average22.55
  • Highest Score74
  • Runs Scored248
  • Bowling Average40
  • Economy5
  • Wickets Taken1
  • Batting Average58.56
  • Highest Score171
  • Runs Scored527
  • Batting Average22.55
  • Highest Score74
  • Runs Scored248
  • Bowling Average40
  • Economy5
  • Wickets Taken1
  • Batting Average58.56
  • Highest Score171
  • Runs Scored527
  • Batting Average40.08
  • Highest Score201
  • Runs Scored962
  • Batting Average72.71
  • Highest Score190
  • Runs Scored509
  • Batting Average72.71
  • Highest Score190
  • Runs Scored509
  • Batting Average18.67
  • Highest Score40
  • Runs Scored56

James Vince

Batsman & Club Captain

“Vincey” is a right-handed batsman and occasional right-arm medium bowler.

He was born in Sussex but raised in Wiltshire and played for Hampshire’s junior sides before his 2nd XI debut in 2007. Two years later he played his first matches for Hampshire’s first team but only became a regular in the side in 2010.

In 2011 he enjoyed stand-out performances against Sussex (150), Warwickshire at Edgbaston (145), and Scotland in the Clydesdale Bank 40 competition (131), and further highlights followed in 2012's 40-over match away to Nottinghamshire (102*), and Championship match away to Derbyshire (114).

Vince’s honours include going past 1,000 career runs for the county while still a teenager – the second youngest in the county’s history behind Phil Mead. In 2013, Vince hit an impressive 1101 runs in the County Championship and was subsequently awarded with the Players' Player of the Year Award.

After showing an increasing amount of potential as a leader, Vince was awarded the Club Vice-Captaincy and T20 Captaincy ahead of the 2014 season.

The right-hander showed the extra responsibility helped him improve as a batsman as he hit more runs in the County Championship in 2014 than any other batsman in the country and ahead of the 2015 season, it was announced that Vince would become captain for both One-Day formats, assuming the 50-over captaincy duties from Jimmy Adams. 

Vince was awarded with his first full England call up at the end of April 2015, featuring in an 11-man squad to face Ireland in a May ODI.

It was the 2015 campaign which saw Vince shine above the rest in the NatWest T20 Blast, amassing over 700 runs, a haul which included his maiden T20 century in the quarter-final win over Worcestershire at New Road.

In July 2015, Vince took over the Championship captaincy from Adams who stood down to concentrate on his batting and later that year it was announced that Vince would be the Club’s new captain in all formats.

The off-season saw the Hants batsman captain the England Lions, whilst he went on to make his full England debut against Pakistan in an IT20 in November and impressed in scoring 41.

Vince was selected for England's Test series against Sri Lanka in May 2016, and made his Test debut at Headingley, as England won by an innings and 88 runs. He reached 3,000 T20 runs before featuring 7 times for England. Vince captained the Lions in the following winter, as well as skippering the South team for the North v South Series hosted in Dubai in the lead up to the 2017 season.

Hampshire were led to yet another T20 Finals Day in 2017 by Vince, making it 7 times in 8 seasons to the finale of the action-packed T20 tournament, following a less successful run in the Royal London One-Day Cup, even though Vince averaged 66.14 with the bat from 7 matches in the competition.

Following his consistent form with the bat, Vince was rewarded with an Ashes Test Squad call-up, featuring in all five matches down-under that winter.

He returned to England and impressed to begin the 2018 County Championship campaign, totalling 962 runs in 14 matches whilst also guiding Hampshire to fifth in the Division One table, but it was the Royal London One-Day Cup where Vince made most impact.

The skipper racked up more than 500 runs in 10 matches during the campaign, including a sublime semi-final knock of 171 against Yorkshire, as Hampshire triumphed in the competition's Lord's final to claim their first silverware in six years.

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